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the week was a whirlwind (do i sound like a broken record?). monday’s final call ended at 10:30pm, e-mails until at least 1am every night and days packed with meetings from 10am – 10pm. don’t worry, i was sure to squeeze in yoga practices, hot baths, incense and candle burning (why am i addicted to this?), journal writing, and playtime with louis.

ahhh, yesterday provided some relief as it was a day set aside just for gala prep, including a trip to costco. that place is consumerism gone wild. someone should do a documentary on it. sensory overload. during yesterday’s errand-running, my accomplice, the lovely jackie (far right in photo), joined me to pick up a donation from lululemon for the gala’s silent auction. well, we decided that we deserved a few minutes of shopping and i came out with the most fabulous leg warmers. it’s that time of the year and until i do my fall closet clean-out, i have no idea where i stored such chilly weather accoutrements during my spring clean-out. ah, gotta locate my arm warmers and leg warmers or fall will not be the same.

wednesday night was a highlight this week. beau was away and we both vowed to go to bed early since it had been such a crazy week and we had the gala the next day. well, we were e-mailing about the gala program until 2am. however, i got SO much organized. paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. since i had 7 meetings b/w tuesday and wednesday, i took tons of notes that contained numerous to-dos. if i just file them, the to-dos don’t happen so i’m trying to create a system for keeping meeting notes but translating the action items into my planner pad. oh yeah, and keeping on top of all the crazy medical bills arising from trying to cure my odd “gurgle throat” and creating end-of-year goals for hip tranquil ventures, tranquil space foundation, tranquil space, TranquiliT, and tranquilista! the few hours set aside for the race that i’m not able to run this weekend will come in very handy as i work to closet clean and finalize my Q4 plans. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE getting goals down on paper.

must dash off to another meeting but wanted to share a quick shout-out to all of you. i will send more photos of the gala event once i have ’em. i was all excited to look at photos on my camera last night and there were only 2. ugh! others took many photos so stay tuned. the event was so much more than i could have imagined. amazingly organized by our steering committee and board (featured in photo sans the lovely amanda), we raised almost $2k from the generous silent auction donations, we had almost 80 guests and raised money based on ticket sales and additional donaations (still have to tally that – money is not my forte), and received lots of interest in getting involved with tranquil space foundation. SO exciting. i see this work as being so important and an amazing way to plant seeds with three tranquil tools: yoga, creativity, and leadership!

best wishes for an amazing weekend and may you continue to sprinkle seeds of tranquility among your very bustling life! namaste.