I kicked off the month by attending another conference on May 1. No, not Mom 2.0, even though its Laguna Beach location this year made it a bit more affordable. Alas, I am still not in the position to have a budget to attend a blog conference. Fortunately, the Women in Video workshop (sponsored by MomPulse and Sony) was free to attend — and it was held in the same gorgeous hotel that all my friends enjoyed last weekend for Mom 2.0. Sony already gifted me a couple of years ago with a fabulous Handycam, which had become such a large part of my work process that I went into mourning back in December when I lost it. I spent six weeks looking through every cluttered pile, box, bag, cabinet and closet in my house (plus the few hiding places in my car) before I...Read More
The baby birds nesting just outside my front door are growing by leaps and bounds. Here’s how they looked on Sunday: In fact, I remarked to my husband that they are looking big enough to fly away. Sure enough, when I ventured outside on Monday morning, I discovered this little guy: The next time I looked up at the nest, there were only three birdies left. Related articles Almost Whole Life Experience and World View: My Story Women Scientists Are Not Unicorns: Picture Books for Fighting the Good Fight Baby...Read More
Dancing With the Stars sponsor AT&T invited me to attend tonight’s show taping. I have attended tapings before (thanks to my friend, Mary Ellen, who works on the program). They’re fun, they’re free, and if you are lucky enough to score a VIP ticket, they’re a great excuse to get dressed up (because the show’s producers want the audience to look classy). AT&T wants everyone to know about their DWTS Facebook event and digital pre-show. I RSVP’d to the company’s invitation about a month ago, and both my husband and I had been looking forward to it as something we could enjoy together without breaking our budget. All right, I did go out and buy myself a new dress last night because I’ve gained so much weight...Read More
The chicks which hatched last week are growing and they let Mama Bird and Daddy Bird know they’re hungry several times a day… as you can see (and hear) below: Related articles Almost Whole Women Scientists Are Not Unicorns: Picture Books for Fighting the Good Fight Texting While Driving Can = Death.. It Can Wait What I’ve Gained With Shaklee 180™ One Month Update...Read More
1. Yes, I spent Friday night in the hospital.
2. I am fine.
But for a while, I wasn’t so sure.Read More
I had no idea what to expect at this year’s Lifesavers Conference — other than some sobering lessons on automotive safety (no pun intended, even though there was a lot of material to ingest on impaired driving). The emotional keynote from former MADD President Karolyn Nunnallee has haunted me ever since.Read More
No matter how short a trip, things can change rapidly while you’re away. Remember my Wordless Wednesday post from last week? While I was gone, THIS happened: When I schedule travel, I need to learn to tack on a few extra days to cushion the transition from home and back. The day before my trip was a flurry of preparation. And yesterday would likely have been unproductive even if I hadn’t been so tired out from my late arrival. The fact that I was missing my possessions did not help matters. Yesterday was a waste. I used up most of my Skype allowance trying to locate my lost suitcase and phone. And then I ran out of steam. At noon, I took a nap and didn’t wake up until my kid got home from school. I received word last night that my suitcase had...Read More