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Accolades for me

June 20th, 2011 at 04:48 am

Purely by accident, I learned yesterday that a sales brochure I'd written had won an award in 2010 by my state's Home Builders Association!

I was perusing an issue of the group's online magazine and spotted mention of it there. My real estate client neglected to tell me this!

This is going on my resume and Linked In profile. It shows that I can produce stellar copy, even when I'm working freelance.

In other news, I had a nice talk with Dad yesterday and he reminded me that it's blueberry-picking time in New Jersey and that we could go kayaking. I could definitely use a "holiday," so I'm watching the weather forecast and looking for a 2-day period during the week free of rain, humidity or thunderstorms. Looks like this ain't gonna happen anytime this week or next. We seem to have a long string of days with frequent thunderstorms.

July is wine berry picking time here in my backyard (!) so my trip may overlap somewhat, but it'll just be 2 days.

Not much else going on. Yesterday I continued pulling out rampantly growing Virginia creeper that's making a mess of my pachysandra beds. I'm not a fan of either, but the pachysandra looks much tidier when the Virginia creeper isn't in there.

The veggie garden is coming along quite nicely, although the cucumbers, snap peas, string beans and Swiss chard are probably a bit behind where they should be for this time. The Swiss chard in particular took an awfully long time to come up and is still quite small. Tomato plants are growing gangbusters and have a few small, yellow blossoms, the broccoli is looking surprisingly good with little bug damage, something that deterred me from trying broccoli in the past and of course the lettuce is in its prime. I'm out there every day, and with a nice blanket of grass clippings, weeds are under control.

I'm calling University of Connecticut today about a nutrition study I may qualify for. It's a long drive up there so i don't think I'd do it if the pay was less than $75. I already calculated my gas costs based on the distance. $18.04 for 1 round trip, and I see it's a 6-month long study.

7 Responses to “Accolades for me”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    An award? Congratulations!! That is great news.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Congratulations to you!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Congrats!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    That's great! I can't believe your client didn't even tell you!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Congrats on the award.

  6. Analise Says:

    Congratulations on the award! It's great you found out about it.

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Congratulations!

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