First off, I am hugely bummed that I didn't get out to see the lovely and talented Zu Vincent while she was here for the KIDlit Blogger's conference. That was the only major bummer to my weekend.
FRIDAY--My weekend actually began on Friday, when I finished most of my writing work in the morning so I could do the week's grocery shopping and deep clean the house because I knew the rest of the weekend was going to be PACKED. I mean, even more PACKED than the family truckster heading to Wallyworld. After finishing the house, I rush back to work on both of the proposals that need to be rewritten. Well, one rewrite, the other just a page needs to be redone. I also made several HUGE pans of ultimate nachos for the family (and the daughter's boyfriend who has attached himself to the family.
SATURDAY-- I spent ALL day Saturday at the Selah True North Seminar at George Fox University. It was incredible and amazing. The speakers were talented and funny and the breakout sessions were phenomenal. What I loved about this seminar is that it not only valued the spiritual over the traditional (they had a workshop of yoga and spirituality, for goodness sake!) but it took women seriously. In general, I usually HATE women's ministries because women are often treated as bits of fluff who only value shopping and theme parties. And yes, I know those in charge of women's ministries are usually women, and I think they are devaluing themselves by perpetuating the stereotype. Yes, shopping and theme parties have their place in women's lives, but it isn't the ONLY thing! But I digress, this conference was amazing and the sessions not only included the aforementioned yoga, but also meditation, contemplative prayer stations and others that valued a person's spirituality. Very cool and very unusual for a Christian conference. Kudos to the Selah organizers.
SUNDAY-- I woke up in the wee hours to enjoy a run with my best friend, annie... what a way to celebrate your birthday, eh, Annie? Then my darling dh and I actually grabbed some time alone together and went off to Starbucks to enjoy coffee and those little breakfast sandwiches. My friend Jorge was there, a fellow writer from Columbia who is now retired and spends his time writing and traveling the world with his wife. The DJ had never met Jorge, one of my Starbucks friends... Jorge and I have written together, philosophized together and solved all the problems of the world over a cup of Joe at Starbucks. it was nice to be able to introduce him to my other life.
After coffee we attended church and then headed back home. I had hours of writing to do, and managed to make cinnamon rolls for this morning. At six, I had to head back up to the church for another meeting. And no, I usually don't spend so much of my weekend at church... in fact, lots of times I don't go to the church all weekend, HA! But this weekend just happened to be one of those weekends. Making up for lost time. Snort.
And yes, I did all this with big bruises under my eyes!
This weeks to do list.
Three articles due
chapter one due
Send series overview to agent
finish 2k8 stuff and send to the Fab Terri Clark
Okay, there's also tons of home and family stuff to do, but I'll spare you all...