I've always lived under this misconception that I'd enjoy a surprise birthday party. I'm not sure why I entertain that fantasy as I really don't like surprises. I'm too much of a planner to enjoy the whole unexpected, out of the blue experience. Yesterday, just as I was about to leave, my expectation that the board meeting today would involve my sitting and taking notes while everyone else talked was, well, shattered.
I will be assisting someone I've never met in a presentation on the online learning library and the new courses developed and planned. Now, this is the work I've been doing for the past two months, but I didn't plan on being an integral part of the agenda item.
Okay. I know I will be fine. I can handle this and not make a fool of myself.....but, again, I don't like surprises. It is going to be an interesting day. I'm rather excited to meet these folks and put faces to names. And I suspect that dinner tonight will be a hoot.
In other news, it is now time to start recruiting a new bookstore manager. This, I fear, will be a monumental task for the current manager. I've offered some suggestions, and my assistance, but bottom line is, I'm not sure who will step up and take the reins. The novelty has worn off for those of us who have labored countless hours for the store over the past 4 years. It is now work, fun work, but still work.
Keeping my fingers crossed that the search goes well and a new manager is in waiting in the wings before July is out.
Off on my adventure......BOD meeting, here I come!!