This is one of those rare off-schedule posts that is coming on the heels of the last, but I realized a quick mid-week update is needed for several reasons.
1) I forgot to mention earlier that I will be posting daily updates during my upcoming National Federation of Press Women conference in San Antonio. I really enjoyed bringing some of you along with me to St. Ben’s (virtually, of course) and plan on doing the same while I’m down in Texas. Note: Among the highlights will be presentations by keynote speaker, columnist Heloise. So, if you’re inclined, please, come follow me!
2) Speaking of following me, if you haven’t yet, head over to the Google “followers” Friend Connect on the righthand side of the page. Even if you don’t check in every day, I’d love to have you on there. It’s another way for bloggers (and friends) to stay connected, and to add to our already existing connections. I’m at 29 currently. I’ve enjoyed seeing the slow and steady climb of steadfast “followers” (sounds so ominous) and would love to add more of you to my colorful box of “peeps.”
3) Today, Little Guy got his spectacles. Oh, was he excited! (Oh, is Mama worried he’s going to lose his glasses in the first couple days of their time with us!) He is simply not old enough to keep track of such things, so we are going to have to be vigilant in his stead. (I’m already saying my “please help us find…” prayers to St. Anthony, patron saint of lost items!) Honestly, his eyes aren’t all that bad — slightly far-sighted is he. But, he’s been doing some hard, frequent blinking this summer, more than what seems normal, and we’re hoping to rule out something more serious than visual fuzziness, such as Tourette’s. I’m hoping it’s not that, but this should give us an idea. Either way, I’m thinking he looks pretty sharp in them, and hopefully, he’ll be following everything more easily now with less eye strain. (If only he can keep them in place…)
4) Finally, I had a fantabulous 41st birthday today. Thanks to all who stopped by with birthday greetings. Many of you came through Facebook, and I was blown away by the thoughtful comments. Wow! The day began with a sweet and colorful note from my oldest daughter telling me she loves and appreciates all I do and hopes I have a rocking day (hoping this doesn’t mean she wants to spend more money). Next came the hugs, one by one, including from Little Guy, who said with a rather somber tone, as if he’d been prodded. “Hah-ppy birfday Moh-um.” (No exclamations, no enthusiasm, just the words). I’m sure that wasn’t the case, right? This was all completely spontaneous and straight from the heart, no? Next came coffee with one planned friend and one surprise friend, lunch with hubby and Nick with a gift certificate at my fav restaurant, errands with Little Guy, and finally, a “Mom’s Night Off” dinner, complete with cake that Dad swears he made himself but included a sticker from Cashwise Foods (hmmm….). Oh, it was lovely. Just sorry the niceties have to end so quickly!
I’ll look forward to hearing from some of you while I’m in San Antone a week from today!
Peace to you all…