• Jun. 9th, 2010 Grace Not Yet Discovered

    Twenty years ago today, I turned 16. I remember the day clearly for several reasons. My family threw me a surprise party and . . . I caught my hair on fire when I blew out the candles! Really. What can I say? It was 1990. I used a lot of hairspray. I’ve been thinking [ read more ]

  • May. 25th, 2010 Further Proof that I am Weird

    image courtesy of photobucket.com Are you laughing? Thinking – “yeah, like we needed more proof”? Well, it’s true. I am weird. I accept this about myself. But every now and then, something happens to confirm my weirdness. I understand some of it better than I did before. While at Blue Ridge, the amazing Vonda Skelton shared with [ read more ]

  • May. 21st, 2010 Blue Ridge Friday

    Don’t worry. I’m not confused. I know the conference ended Thursday. Technically. But I think it may take a few weeks to get back to normal. My husband and children were so glad to have me home. They had flowers and a plan for supper that did not include cooking! I so appreciate their – [ read more ]

  • May. 19th, 2010 Blue Ridge Wednesday

    What a day. Even as I type this, I’m not sure if I can adequately describe it. I’ve been a little frustrated with myself this week. I’m having a great time, meeting people, learning tons, networking, discovering that while I am every bit as weird as I had suspected, so are a lot of other [ read more ]

  • May. 19th, 2010 Blue Ridge Tuesday

    Random things I am loving about my conference experience. My room has no TV. So far I’ve eaten meals with Steven James , Angela Hunt , Deb Raney , Vonda Skelton , and  Karen Schurrer  (an editor). My room has a radio that came equipped to play music from my mp3 player. The coffee shop here serves Starbucks. The vending machine on my floor takes credit [ read more ]