A brief recap of the past week:
Monday night I attended our weekly grassroots neighborhood planning meeting.
Tuesday night I attended the monthly board meeting for a nonprofit group I’ve been working with.
Wednesday night I attended a meeting to revise bylaws of our neighborhood organization.
Thursday night I thought I’d catch a break, but I ended up giving a tour of the neighborhood to some folks who are working on a documentary for Dutch TV, about the 2008 US presidential election.
Friday afternoon I gave them the Misery Tour of Lakeview, Gentilly and the Lower Ninth Ward. Then I headed over to Algiers for a party at my friend and co-worker Mark’s house. He wrote a successful million-dollar grant for the United Way, which is surely something to celebrate.
Saturday Xy woke up with a hangover that triggered a killer migraine. I spent much of the day playing nursemaid. It was so bad that for a while we thought we would have to cancel our screening of ROX #94 which we’d planned for that evening. That would have been ironic since the subject of ROX #94 is “Hangover Cures.” Thankfully Xy rallied and the screening took place as planned.
That brings us to today, Sunday. I got up early to beat the crowd at the laundromat. This afternoon I attended the monthly meeting for another nonprofit.
So this is what I mean when I say I’m “keeping busy.”