Go on vacation, then come down with the flu the day after getting back and that tends to put out the fire when trying to catch up on work.

This week has been super-productive so far. I have a shoe store client for whom I’m integrating FoxyCart, a great little ecommerce system for smaller shops; today I added FoxyCart forms to about 30 products and finished the remaining cart setup, and tomorrow will be ready to build a checkout template.

I’m also integrating OptionCart for a BMW racing parts store – that’s nearly done. And a Plogger image gallery for the same company (which is now complete).

And…what else?

  • Finishing up a custom Javascript gallery for my typographer client, as well as 11 XHTML/CSS custom template pages. That should be done this week, I’m just working on a list of revisions.
  • Adding functionality to a large site for which I’m working as the developer only. I have a WordPress theme to build this week among other things.
  • Finishing up a WordPress site for a dentist – tomorrow I’ll be creating a template for her online scheduling tool.

Whew. Time to make dinner.

This week’s going to mark the return to work – I’ve done very little client work in the last 10 days (it’s been nice!) but have instead spent some time on Twitter, LinkedIn, adding more content and tools to my website and getting caught up with QuickBooks.

I have networking meeting and working lunch tomorrow, then a massage which I need badly (the recent windtrainer riding has made my lower back sore, and it never gets sore), then I’ll be finishing up an interface design project for handoff to the developer.

This week will also see the testing and configuration of a jAlbum/Fotoplayer gallery for my current photography client, and all the content’s finally ready for another client so that will be dropped into place. I have to rework her navigation tabs and add a WordPress integration there too.

Other than that, mostly I’m working on design ideas for a local pen/stationary shop and for my marketing lady, and I have one other meeting late Friday with a prospect. Oh – and I’m giving a presentation on using Twitter for business to my networking group Friday morning.  And sending out my monthly newsletter. Hopefully it won’t be a terribly overbooked week.