Sorry it has been a while since I've written but I have been consumed by "Projects"! You'll be happy to know though, that the grumbling regarding my post-less-ness has finally reached my ears and I am grateful for it!
What are the projects that have been taking up my time?
Merrie Monarch at work has been nearly all consuming. It isn't just the Merrie Monarch itself, it is also the Merrie Monarch promotion, the supporting the Merrie Monarch web page, Best of Merrie Monarch 2007, "Best of MM2007" promotion, Backstage at the Merrie Monarch, "Backstage" promotion, Merrie Monarch Moments, Merrie Monarch print ad for Hilo Tribune, MM2008 in-news promotion, Merrie Monarch billboard backgrounds, Merrie Monarch backstage passes, and all the clients logos and commercials that are going to be played in conjunction with those shows. That doesn't include my normal job of overseeing the newscasts and supporting the production and creative services departments.
As mentioned earlier, Bryan has made it to the State Science Fair. I took some time off this week to help Bryan upgrade his presentation board to State Science Fair specs and standards. It's done now and looks great. The fair is next Monday through Wednesday. For more info on his project check out his blog: Bryan's Scienze.
The week before Easter, our church participated in the Day of Aloha, with several other central O'ahu churches. I needed to video all the different events, efforts and the celebration dinner so I was doing that for nearly 12 hours straight. That was a long day.
On Easter, my church began a new series, and I am working on a series of video lessons, given by our staff, to be shown in all the small groups for the next 8 weeks. This has taken a lot of my free time and has actually led to arguments at home about my time.
I also have a testimony to edit that will be shown in 2 weeks. It is already shot, and I am very excited about it, but it is still more editing. I'd like to do a really good job with it, because their story of how Christ changed their life and the lives of their friends and family is so powerfully moving.
I've committed myself and the kids to running a casual 5K race on May 10th. We are training for it by running in the mornings (even though Spring Break broke up our consistency).
I am also overseeing my radio club's nightly nets, trying to get new operators recruited and trained up and brainstorming some ideas to improve and breathe new life into them.
All that on top of trying to read more, eat healthy, be a sensitive husband, be a good dad, introduce my son's to tennis, lead worship for my small group, participate in the creative planning of Sunday services, play a little ham radio, study for my Extra Class license, get a repeater installed at home, and rest....whew... no wonder I'm tired.
That is why I'm a little behind on the blogs. In times like this my Twitter feed (upper right of this page) becomes my outlet. I satisfy my need for updates with that, and when that gets sparse, you know I'm really busy! I never understood the attraction of Twitter until I started using it along with a few friends. It is a great way to stay in-touch with busy friends and family. I have certain people's Twitters sent directly to my phone when they post.
Peace, Love and High-paced living,