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A day later...
Still hot and muggy. but, I went to the downtown market and then the RoseGarden and Zoo. Got me a funny cartoon picture made of meself, and had a supper good gooychili-cheese-hot dog for lunch. OOoooh talk about gut bombs, boy did it hit the spot.
Now for a shower, and hang out in the lobby. Saw Shortstuff down there as I came in, and I know Seema is still here, she was headed out for a wander when I was this morning, but I got distracted by a Starbucks....
You never tell me anything. You just make fun of me for being funny looking. Oh wait that's Spunky that makes fun of me for being funny looking, you just make fun of me.
But, according to Shann, that is your job, and you do it well.
Oh and by the way, it was nice seeing you while lurking in that G+ chat thingy the other night. Though I couldn't hear if you said anything, and well.. as the sun was glaring in my eyes I couldn't really see you but I could see your image get embarrassed and turn away.
... but it's fun to make fun of you. I do it cause I care. lol
But i'd never make fun of how you look.
Oh and yes, that is me. The "get embarrassed and look away" type. I couldn't talk though because I didn't have my earphones plugged in at first and I didn't want the feedback issue and then when I tried plugging them in the port/plug wouldn't work. So I had to not use audio.
So the starbucks... My friend and I and her boyfriend had gone to a big mall back near my bday. This mall is an hour away. Well we'd gone into the book store and inside the bookstore is a starbucks. So I had an idea of getting starbucks before we leave. Once we got it and left the store this woman was with a group of people and she stops and says to her friends "Hold on. Hold on one minute!" while putting her hands out as if to say "stop". She walks over to me and says "Excuse me, where is the starbucks?" Like it's the most important question of the day and I possess the most important answer of the day.
Dum Spiro Spero
Hey.. it was important. It was a Starbucks.
Did Shann ever make it on to that chat thingy. We were waiting for her and then had to go for the last leg of the conference, so I never did get to say Hi to her. Then too thats probably why she stayed away so long, just so I wouldn't get to see her. That mean ole Shann.
Still in the upper 80s and hardly any wind at all. I guess I have gotten spoiled in my foggy little town on the coast.
Funny thing happened as I got off the bus. I stopped for a second to take in the coolness of the air, and some one actually said.. "Yeah, it sure is hot here huh?"
I started laughing and almost choked. 75 out and a good breeze blowing off the water, and they were talking heat..? Walking in the RoseGarden up in Portland Sunday the temp was 101 and hardly any wind. Now I just love roses, but the smell, add in oppressive heat, and the smell almost did me in.
But I did have a good time, learned a lot even, well enough to know what I want to do, though I still don't think me own writing good enough to actually publish it. The info on EBook publishing (what I scheduled most of my workshops for) was very helpful.
But as everyone already knows I just went to meet up with peoples. Seeing the LittleBird is always a blessing, as well as seeing Sis and Mom again. (though sad as well because Sis couldn't stay longer) And before a little bird comes around to say I am just being selfish.. I know she wasn't doing so good, and the fact she showed at all up was a major blessing. Then there was Seema, she is such a beautiful lady (inside and out). As for ShortStuff, the name says it all.. short, smart, and cute, what's not to love.
I would have like to also have seen some of you others.. Shann, Re-Kiddo-Becky, and that Spunky one that never comes by anymore. I remember seeing Barb at one of the conferences before, (at least I think I did) it would have been nice if she could have come as well. And what ever happened to Fred, I haven't seen a thing on her in a year now.
Well I am off to figure out how to post me pictures. It has been a while since I did that, and with my brain the way it is... were are talking hours worth of figuring.
lol. Yeah that happens.
It's funny when we get cooler weather and we hit 75 or 78 or so and I feel hot but then we get really hot weather like 90s and humid and as soon as we cool down to 75 its nice and cool.
Lately, it's been hot and humid and rainy. Our June and so far July has been nothing but rain it seems. It's really a wonder the rain hasn't flooded our vegetable garden out.
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Hi! Sounds lie it was a great conference. I had an incredibly busy week. A good friend just had her seventh baby last Thursday and I got to look after her kids. So with her 6 and my 6 I had 12 kids! It was a blast. I spent the day playing and reading out loud and I even got told that I was a good soccer player (made my day!)
My 2 daughters went to see a friend for a couple days. The place seems absolutely empty with only 4 munchkins running around.
Here's a pic of the 12 kids. The blonde kids are my friends and the dark haired ones are mine.
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Well, I have something for the testimony contest. Now it's just an issue of how much more I want to have it edited. The ones (yes... plural) I started out with have been edited by two people, and I've now done a rewrite, taking into account both persons' edits. So the question is do I want to have the re-write edited too (I'm SO close to the max word count) or do I just want the re-write proofread and then turn it in?
Isaiah 40:30-31 (NIV)
One second Kiddo.
Hey Shortstuff.. do the re-write and find someone to do the proof read.. second set of eyes and all that. Sounds like you almost have it ready.
Now, back to the wild one. Hi Re-Kiddo-Becky, How's it going. I been out riding most of the day, but I got my pictures uploaded. Some were harder to mess with as they were on my Cellphone and the computer was not recognising the phone as being real.. Go figure.
Been a nice day for riding though, the bank clock said it was 78 out, clear and sunny. A bit windy but it was good.
The porch work I had lined up for my second week didn't go through, so I have a whole week to do nothing. Maybe a bike ride in the country.
Rachel thats too many kids to play with. That would be more like... ummm... work.
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Wow, Rachel, the pic is cute and that sounds tiring but fun! For a while my five cousins lived with us, so there were 8 of us. But everyone was dark-haired except for me--I had white-blonde hair until I was about seven, and now it's medium brown. But as a kid everyone though I was the odd one out.
Allison, I think I'm going to just do a small rewrite on my testimony and go ahead and get it sent in now, and then work on more rewrites later. I guess the question is whether you'll have time to do the major rewrite before the deadline, and if you think it'll make a huge difference as to whether yours gets accepted or not.
Pup, sorry I missed saying goodbye to you at the conference. I thought I'd see you around on Sunday, but missed you. Hugs. Was good to see you and Leah and Allison. Wish everyone else here could make it.
Thanks for all the prayers, too. I held up physically a lot better than I expected. I was really short of breath a lot on Saturday, and I tend to get that way when I speak too, so I was a bit worried about that. But my workshop went great and I was able to pace it better than usual, even, so I wasn't talking as fast and was breathing more.
I was pretty miserable part of Sunday, but slept all day Mon and Tue and so far haven't crashed too badly otherwise.
Well, the re-write is done. It's a matter of doing a full edit and re-writing the re-write or just getting the re-write proofed. I hope that made some sort of sense.
Isaiah 40:30-31 (NIV)
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