Here are a few things bouncing through my mind right now.  

Time away. I don't do it often enough. The Black Hills/Badlands area is a wonderful spot for a family vacation. I tried to figure out how I could make a living drinking coffee and watching the sun rise but failed miserably. Back to work I went on Tuesday.

Internet connections were skitterish in the Hills so I was going through Women of HR withdrawal and am so looking forward to quality time this weekend to get back into and onto the site and read the wonderful words of our contributors.

John Sumser published his Top 25 Online Influencers in Leadership.  Way to go all!

The 2010 Top Women In Business Blog Awards, sponsored by Online MBAAwarding the Web, are out. This award highlights the very best blogs about women in business on the internet as selected by their judges. Many thanks to the panel for including Simply Lisa on this list. 

I am reading the Twilight series. My mind is so chaotic this week, I need some fluff. Fluff ends at the end of the series and then next on the coffee table is The Lovers.

Delta is having a fare sale. Do I even dare fly Delta these days? Are the low fares worth the hassle?

Yoga hurts so good. Ice cream tastes so good. And Caribou new flavored iced teas are so good.

My HR Staff is my ace-in-hole when it comes to recruiting. When I find the right person for my department, I know that if there is ever any doubt in the candidate's mind whether or not this was the place for her, a few minutes with my staff would seal the deal. It does every time. 

I used to be about pollyanna workplaces but got over that real quick. Now I am about respectful human-ness.

I owe no less than 5 people calls. One is a podiatrist to help me with my chronic shin pain, the others are friends and future friends.

Now, where the heck are the husband and kid. I'm hungry and who's going to cook me dinner?

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