Have You Missed Me? Big (to me) News….

May 20, 2016 Misc Info 6

I’ve missed you guys a lot over the last few months but between work, RT, BEA, school and getting sick (see RT & BEA) my body just couldn’t keep up.  I know, I know…  but WHY…..  LOL

So let’s look at the insane things I have been up to:

RT Booklover’s Convention in Las Vegas:

  • I splurged on two bracelets from Tiffany’s while there
  • Got a smack on the ass from a passing Chippendale’s dancer
  • Walked way too many steps every day from the tower that was the farthest away from the con
  • Ate way too much great food
  • Actually voluntarily, while sober, rode the VooDoo Zipline….  I cannot emphasize enough HOW MUCH I HATE HEIGHTS

BEA in Chicago:

  • Took Amtrak for my first time and actually liked sitting back, relaxing and snoozing my time away
  • Had a great temporary roommate- Lori M Lee
  • Met Nicholas Sparks (got a book signed for mom)
  • Met Kareem Abdul Jabbar
  • Met Jaz Jennings and her mom (I just wanted to tell them both I was so proud of them)
  • Met Berkeley Breathed….
  • Did I say met Berkeley Breathed?????  Cause YA THAT HAPPENED
  • Met Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Met Wesley Chu…
  • And hauled so many books back with a nice side of pnuemonia…. *sigh*

3 classes this quarter including:

  • Public Speaking – For an introvert this class is torture defined.
  • Introduction to Sociology – Taken online with an instructor that only posted the next week as open for work on Monday morning with work due on Sunday… *head desk* this BTW cost me 1/3 of my points on an assignment because while I was traveling back from BEA I wasn’t able to respond to 1 more person …  ya know SINCE ONLY MYSELF & 1 OTHER STUDENT HAD POSTED DISCUSSION STUFF BY NOON ON THE DAY IT WAS DUE!!!  I wrote him about it before I got on the train and explained I would not have WiFi again until midnight (aka 1 min after due) and he could clearly tell that there was NOONE else I could’ve responded to …. anyway…  moving on…  grrrrrrr
  • Microeconomics – *waits for the groan from everyone* Yeah I know but it was required…

Now I just have to wait patiently for the final items to be graded and then….

BIG NEWS….  At 45 I have FINALLY completed an Associate’s Degree….

Yes I know…  But to me it is a HUGE deal that I put off for way too long.  This means that since my Bachelor’s program won’t start until September 12th (aka my 46th birthday)…

I can start reading for fun again…  blog about all the things I am reading…  and shake up what I do online.

While at BEA I wandered in to the booth where they were showcasing Taste of Home books and information.  This leads me to the idea that since I love to cook that I should also start sharing more of that with you as I know many of you also love cooking.

So with this being said…  I will be working to streamline how I do things on here so I can maintain this while I work on my Bachelor’s in the fall.  I love sharing my finds with people and really want to have more posts, information and giveaways out here.  I am also thinking about doing a book club with local and virtual people because one of the things I did at BEA was a speed-dating event where I got a preview of so many interesting titles that I’d love to share with everyone..

So please keep an eye on this space over the next few months as I have a lot of stuff to give away… talk about … and enjoy…

 

6 Responses to “Have You Missed Me? Big (to me) News….”

  1. Claudiawench

    Yay! Congrats on your degree! Glad you’re back, and on the mend.

  2. Amy Rickman

    Congrats on your degree and I’m in book lover envy over your trips to RT and BEA. Hope you feel better soon.

  3. Timitra

    Congrats!!! I’m so happy for you!!! Also hope you feel better very soon. You were definitely missed! I’m looking forward to some recs from you!