March 6th, 2013

sister marilyn

Speaking Engagement -- Marilyn at the Oswego Heritage House

This evening Marilyn spoke to a group at the Oswego Heritage House (in Lake Oswego, Oregon). It went really well -- she did a great job! I was very proud of her. And she did an excellent job with her PowerPoint presentation for this event.

The current Living History people appeared with her. Rich and Angel were there to work the event, as well. And Frank (currently President-Elect -- he'll be President after Todd) was there, too. Along with George, the author of our festival Arcadia book.

Plus there was a good turnout, I thought. And people really seemed to enjoy it.

Anyway, I'm glad I was able to be there. Sister Sue drove me in to the office in the afternoon -- the event took place from 7:00 to 8:00 (but ran a bit long).

We had refried beans (very well mashed) for dinner again tonight (as we did last night), as I'm not really able to chew anything to speak of.

Marilyn and I just got done watching "The Descendants" -- for those who haven't heard of it, it's a 2011 movie featuring George Clooney that follows the story of Matt King and his family. It won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and two Golden Globe Awards (for Best Picture, Drama and Best Actor, Drama). We really enjoyed it!

I spent the morning here at home working my tail off. Then I went in to the office and did more work prior to heading to Marilyn's speaking event. It was yet another very busy day...

I just saw an email about an IT situation at work. I can hardly stand facing it, frankly...

I plan to stay home tomorrow -- and take it easy (which I didn't end up doing today). Yeah, I have to do the garbage and recycling, but I think I might not work tomorrow, except to do the Princess announcement. Today was Princess number three, tomorrow is number four...

I finished my latest book last night, "Taking Flight," by Adrian Magnuson. It was an amazing read! Elderly Harry (who has Alzheimer’s) joins up with teen-ager Jay -- and together they have a road trip and learn that love and family goes beyond blood relations... Very good writing!

Well, my mouth hurts and I'm tired, so this is it for today.