awesome. We're really getting into cleaning up at the new site, St. Peter and Paul National Polish Catholic Church on State Pier Rd in New London, and luckily we have really amazing volunteers who make it fun for everyone. MAJOR, like EPIC thank you to Ted Olynciw, who has been working closely with volunteer groups over there and providing all the supplies we need to get the new site into tip top shape.
Tomorrow, Michelle, Gabi and I are going to the 9th Annual Connecticut Nonprofit Conference in Cromwell. It looks like it's going to be really great, some of the workshops that are being offered that look good to me are: "Leadership in the New Era", "The High Performance Nonprofit", "Nonprofits and Government: Strengthening an Essential Partnership", and "Conveying the Core Meaning of Your Brand". I'm not sure which workshops I signed up for, mainly because Michelle signed us all up and registered us because she's fabulous and tends to prioritize much better than I do. I'm really excited for this, partly because I love conferences and dressing business casual, and partly because it's nice to spend a day out of the office once in a while. Granted I did take yesterday off...and that was out of the office...whatever. There's usually a social/networking 'cocktail hour' after these conferences, this one is calling it a "Tweet Up". I think that's so cute (excuse my excessive girliness), and I'm eager to see how many of these organizations do use Twitter. I'm going to follow ALL of them.
Does anyone else think it's a little weird that we call it "following" on Twitter and blogs? I think we used to use the word 'subscribe' but somewhere along the way, stalking became fashionable, and now we follow. Just kidding, but seriously, it's kind of weird.
Another quick off topic comment, ladies, or guys too, I don't judge...if you're craving a manicure but not craving dropping $15-$20 on something that's going to wear off next time you wash dishes, I recommend the Paul Mitchell School in Cranston, RI. It's a cosmetology school and students practice providing service, including $5 manicures. I suggest you bring your own polish though. There's also a Whole Foods out there and who doesn't love Whole Foods?
Kind of a shorter post today, sorry, it's been really busy around here so I'm sure there's a ton to say, my mind is just already focusing on the next task. Whatever that is. If I have time later today and I can think back enough, I will post again. For now, enjoy your foggy day, and drink too much coffee.