August 25, 2008

Updates galore

Two quick updates on what's been going on in the last few months since we last saw each other:

  • In late March (last entry) I had a very bad case of the flu. What I didn't tell you was that I was severely limited on (a) the type and amount of medicine I could take to make me feel better (b) the way my body responded (taking ages to recover) because, well, I was in the early stages of pregnancy. So a belated "be sha'ah tova"/enhorabuena to me.
  • Remember ResearchTrail? Well, it shut down, unfortunately. As you may recall, I called it quits late last year (before the first funding round) and was no longer a partner, but it is still disappointing to hear. Good luck to Dudu & Judy in their new ventures in the future...
And some minor tidbits that might shed light on my mood swings of the past few months (compounded by pregnancy hormones, of course).
Here they are, in ascending order of stress level:
  • My sister-in-law and three nephews stayed with us for a visit. 13 days and 13 nights.
  • Did some renovations to the house (dust, dust, everywhere, and no toys to be found)
  • Have not yet completed (ehem, effectively started) handover to my recently hired replacement during the planned maternity leave
  • I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up
  • Bad news: Olmert is still PM. Worse news: Looks like Netanyahu is coming back. Or Barak.
  • How the heck will I juggle three little monsters when I only have two hands? (No, I'm not expecting triplets, just baby #3)
  • My wonderful friends and neighbors A & J just went back to Mexico for "a couple of years". (Yea right. I've heard that one before.) Still crying.
  • It's terribly hot outside. And inside. Everywhere.
  • How the heck will I handle three little monsters (and maternity leave) without A & J?
Ideas, suggestions and support all welcome.

2 comments:

Bihter said...

Hi Vivian,

Just wanted to say that I've started reading your blog. I'm wondering if you have heard about the book, "What Men Don't Tell Women About Business". I heard the guy (Chris Flett) on the Today Show and thought you probably have already heard of him. I'm wondering what your thoughts were. He seems to be really taking on the 'Old Boys Club". I just emailed him, but haven't heard back.

Anyway, keep up the great writing.

Best,

Bihter.

Bihter said...

Hi Vivian,

I've been doing some additional research on the author, Chris Flett, that I talked about on my last comment. His company is "GhostCEO" (www.GhostCEO.com) and his book is a bestseller. I found it on Amazon here. Anyway, he was in the NY Times last Sunday under the "Career Couch" and he makes reference to women's blogs like yours so I thought you might like to connect. I'd like to see you interview him and see what he's all about. I saw on another blog he was a guest blogger. His email is: chris@ghostceo.com

Best wishes,

Bihter.