For the last couple weeks, we've been working mostly on projects related to unemployment, job-seeking and outplacement. I know it's valuable and valued work, but it does remind me to pause daily for a gratitude meditation (or two!) since we're busy when so many others are not.

We've got plenty more of this kind of work in the weeks ahead as we help Monster.com continue to populate its special section on the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act section, and continue to develop an resume- and cover letter-writing workshop for a large financial institution.

But I'll admit we're also looking forward to some projects that aren't related to the economy. I'm working up a fun story with some HGTV stars like Kim Myles from "Myles of Style" for MSN/Match.com: What your home decor says about you as a date. Also for them, two of Ask Margot advice columns. We're also preparing a market spotlight on Worcester, Mass., for Architect magazine and a round up of great places to shop, eat, party and visit in the Triangle area for AirTrans' in-flight magazine. (If you'd like to suggest a place for inclusion, drop me a line!)

I guess I better head back to the factory floor.