Saturday, June 30, 2007

Birthday Season

Yes, it is birthday time again! Time when we go broke! Five birthdays in one ten day period!!! Alethea, Hosea, Evan, Sheena & Sarah - the whole gang was here. We sat in the tent Ed had put up on the deck for the boys and with all the little kids we played "I've got a secret" under a blanket. The little ones thought this was so cool.

Birthdays are so special. We only have them once a year but it is a time when we can get together with people we love and let them know how much they mean to us. It was so nice to play with the babies and kids, I've missed them by working so much these days. One day I'll have the time to spend with them, but I'll have to make a point to plan it soon - semi retirement! I wish!

Anyway, life goes on and on and on!

I'll post pics soon as I get them on the computer!


Monday, June 18, 2007

Write! Canada

I just arrived home from the Christian writer's conference in Guelph. What a great time I had. Not because it was 'fun' but because I felt like I was among a group of people who all "get" me! I know that's funny to some of you, but writer's are a different breed, I'm discovering. They read - a lot! They buy tons of books and keep little bits of information, tid bits of knowledge they share them with people whenever they can. My kids have referred to me as the "encyclopedia" - "go ask mom" is what you'll hear.

So, I'm not alone - at all. A meeting of minds took place. A meeting of souls took place. It was wonderful to hear the keynote speaker read from his own books about the Cree nation at the time of the treaty signing. It was delightful to meet other writers. I met Cyndy Saltzmann from Nebraska - she writes cute mysteries and non fiction on uncluttering your life! I instantly liked her and her personality ooozes out of her. What a beautiful person.

I'm home now. Life is returning to normal. But somehow I don't think it will ever be the same nor will I think of it in quite the same light. I've known for a while now that I'm a writer, but... now I'm a writer!


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ok, Ok, I'm here already!

OK, so everyone has been telling me that I'm not writing on my blog. Well, it's true. It's been a while. But, BUT... I'm very busy these days with conferences and presentations and kids and well, you know my life.

So, even now I'm at a conference and it's about writing!!! Write! Canada. I'm hoping to improve my writing and work on a future that includes more writing.

So pray for me that I'll learn stuff, meet inspiring people and make contacts that will benefit me in the future.