Great to see you all!
ANOTHER WORD SUGGESTING TRAVELING AT GREAT SPEED!!
I am a teensy, weensy bit busy this week, but I wanted to pop my head in over here in blogland and say hello!
Wait, here's one: WWIINNNGAAA! (Technically, my sisters and I use that one to describe when a child picks up a little projectile like, as a ferisnstance, the dog, and throws it across the room, usually decapitating the ficus but, thankfully, not the projectile itself, which instead widdles on the carpet just below said ficus and then falls asleep in the coat closet. But speed is definitely involved.)
I'm working on NaNo, and I'm all the way up to - hang on, gotta remove my socks - 967,351 words - which, as you know is totally awesome, not to mention shameless perjury.
I'm also putting my presentation together for Saturday's BBC in St. George. Kristina gave me a sneak peek at her power point, which then peer pressured me into doing a power point of my own. When I reached my 43rd slide, my husband supportively said, "Are you providing forehead pillows for when your audience tips out of their chairs, unconscious from the sheer --" he didn't get to finish because he'd been ushered onto the porch with his own damn forehead pillow.
So now I have 8 powerpoint slides, which I'm fairly confident I'll leave at home and remember at some point when I'm doing Warp Eleventy Zillion through the Virgin River Gorge, narrowly avoiding taking out the '62 Volkswagen Bus full of hippies driving cross country as a test to see how slowly a vehicle can travel before being declared a landmark.
And I've found myself in the very rewarding and unbelievably consuming business of starting a foundation to raise money for a very, very sick little boy in our area. If you're interested in what we're doing, head over to http://www.matthewblanchardfoundation.com/ and say hello! Once BBC is over I'll be doing a giveaway here on my blog in an effort to bring attention to this worthwhile cause. If you're going to be in Vegas over Thanksgiving, come out to our Turkey Trot and work off some of that pumpkin pie! It's all on the site; check out the link.
And I've taken up Public Speaking as a Vocation, about which I'll share more in a couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, I'm working on Private Yelling as a Motivation to Graduate From High School, thus far with an audience of one, although I'll be happy to do birthday parties, Youth Conferences, and christenings. Let me know, and I'll send you a price sheet as well as a list of "Topics for All Your Yelling Needs." I customize to guarantee satisfaction.
Hope to see a whole buncha y'all this weekend! Come up and say hello, please! As for the rest of you, I'll swing by your places as soon as bloggily possible. Just know I'm thinking about you and sending virtual shmoozes your way!
Catch ya on the way back down!