Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Faves - 2/17/12

Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. It's Friday so that makes it time to look back over our week and look for those things we are grateful for. It may be big or it may be small and you have to dig for it, but there are always things we can be thankful for. Please join us as we share our favorite five. If you need the guidelines they are here

1. Alone-time
. The hubby had to travel to California for work this week. Though I missed him, and can't wait for his return today, it was really nice to have the house to myself all week. I cleaned Sunday...and it stayed clean all week! Heavenly!

2. Facebook. One of the cooler aspects of my "be-all-do-all" job is public relations. When I began at Tufts I started creating an annual newsletter, upgraded/updated the website, and generally have tried to expand the department's presence.  This week, I finally convinced my boss to let me start using Facebook tools as well. The communications folks at Tufts were concerned that we wouldn't have a good response (to few "likes/friends"). We went live this week, though we have not even announced it to anyone, and already we have a following of 10+. I know its only ten but we are a physics department! Ten is a great start! Hopefully once we actually announce our Facebook existence to our alumni, students, parents, etc. we will get a larger group. 

3.More performing. This past weekend my a cappella group did not one, but two performances.  Saturday we had a Gourmet Chocolate and Love Songs event. We sang for over an hour and entertained a sell-put crowd of almost 100. Very nice!  Sunday, we performed at a local Assisted-Living Community. The audience was slow to react, but once they got into it they loved it. Both have already asked about booking us again. Now that's success!

4. Building websites. I really enjoy building/maintaining websites. I have been doing so for several years just for fun. I did the site for my chorus for years, built and maintain my a capella group's site, and was even paid for several years to rebuild and maintain a site for another local chorus. Pretty good for a no-education-learn-it-as-you-go gal!  Recently, the local chorus decided they wanted to look towards some skills I don't have. I told them honestly that perhaps they should find someone with more experience. They did, but that's ok.  It motivated me to learn more. I have been reading up and feel confident that I can build a newer and exciting site for Purely Vocals with these new skills.  And, I'm putting this is in writing so that I have no excuses for putting it off!  It will happen soon!

5.Belated Valentine's. Though it was stinky to be alone for my first Valentine's Day as a married woman, it is cool that we still have this to look forward too. We plan on going out to dinner this weekend, or possibly lighting a fire and having dinner home. Either way, I am happy to have a "day of love" to look forward too!


Divas said...

Sounds like a great week :)

Faith said...

great list of faves!! did i read that you work at Tufts?? my daughter is very close to Boston at a college on the north shore (Gordon College) she LOVES is a beautiful campus and she is thriving in her freshman year! nice to me...i'll be back!

Susanne said...

Catching up after a weekend away. Nice to look forward to that valentines celebration with your hubby. Hope it was lovely.

Good for you for learning more about what you enjoy.