A very good day
Well, when you have bad things happen, you hope that they all get squeezed into one day so that at the end of everything, you can go home, sleep and wake up anew, hopeful again.
When you have a very good day, you just have to be grateful.... and say "let it roll".
It has been brutally cold in our office over the past couple of days. Probably a reflection of outside temperatures and our desire not to crank things up too much temperature-wise in the office. But we are just human and quite honestly, we do play with the temperature thing-y that regulates our surroundings.
Christie, my little one (puppy), sleeps right in front of one of the vents. That is prime time position for the 3 hound-dogs of our office. She does not pull rank 'cause of me. She has her own power base from which she draws her strength --- she is one tough girly-girl-dog. Bart & Bella (more so Bart) respect her alpha-dog status (at least so I think).
But what a fine day. We received approval for a guideline document on "how to organize an organics collection program" for a business organization that spans the country.
Our national conference plans and the dynamics of each day are getting more concrete.... goodness, if anyone wants to go to one amazing conference this year, it has to be our conference in Quebec City in September. Who would not want to go to a conference that combines the best and most up-to-date info on organics recovery in Canada as well as the 400th Anniversary celebrations of Quebec City ---- THE MOST gorgeous and some-would-say-Romantic city (romantic as in the sense of history and life versus whatever else the word, romance, means) in North America.
We organized the days events for our national conference today and it will be absolutely historical....
Our Anaerobic Digestion Workshop is really taking shape --- looks like it will be April 1st (Guelph) and April 2nd (Ottawa). It has taken organizational time beyond expectations but I think that we landed things today.
And how amazing the people here are.... Danielle whose 3 Black Belts are symbolic of her talented power, Tyrone whose artistic talents are so graphically amazing, Fanny who ensures que nous sommes un bureau bilingue ... and then the many wonderful people who know our many weaknesses and like us just the same.
And on a personal note, our community hall in Utopia got the approval to proceed with a building extension. How great. We are getting closer to bringing the hall back into working order for our community's needs (and fundraising efforts). I can hardly wait to have our first Composting Workshop there. We'll have THE best lunch --- hopefully the Ladies of St. George's will be willing to make their famous & amazing pies. Then we can go to the Utopia Conservation Area which has now become our community's responsibility and which, has gained much 'cause of our work with The Composting Council of Canada. Hopefully by then our 140+ year old gristmill will be that much closer to restoration. Anyways, dreams and hopes abound. All 'cause people believe in our causes.
So. A good day. A very good day.
A time to celebrate. And to be thankful for the privilege to help support the making of great things & change happen.