Yes, that's right - tomorrow I'm leaving on a jet train for Montreal. Oh, all right, it is an ordinary train but still. I'm off to the International Transactional Analysis Assoc. Conference. I'm travelling with my writing pal, Gwen and we plan to use the long overnight trip to write. I'm taking the last 75 pages of my novel - the murky bits - and seeing what I can do. Then I'll put on my therapist/teaching hat and have fun at the conference. I'll be seeing friends old and new - catching up on new techniques and revisiting the tried and true ones. I'll also be in glorious glorious Montreal where chocolate croisant and gorgeous people abound! I'll go to the Musee des Beaux Artes to check out what they have to offer and do a little window shopping too. And I'll head down to 'old town' to eat the best food on the continent. Yes.
Hoagy in the salt chuck
The last two days have been a positive flurry of getting the room ready for the child we are expecting. Oh, don't doubt that we are excited to receive dear Felix into our home! His bed is moved into his room and made and comfy as all get out. I bought him a bedside table at a yard sale yesterday and put a lamp on it. I've emptied the two bookshelves in the room and moved most of the books and one bookshelf downstairs where I now sit at my newly placed desk. I like it here - I can see the crazed mad tomatoes growing as high as an elephant's eye and keep an eye on my strawberries. Also, when the birds are let out, they like to take dust baths right in front of me! How brazen!
I still have about fifty trips to make up and down stairs with more books and junk but if I got back next Monday (16th) and Sweet Patootie (who's birthday is that day) met me saying that Felix was arriving the next day - it would be workable.
Also, we got a surprise murder mystery gig - a one nighter up at the Keltic in Cape Breton on the 31st so we have a plot to get ready and suspects to round up. Ah.
Another nice thing this morning is that I went over to the Burrowers where I found I'd won the drabble dare! I'm totally chuffed at this because I love drabbles. If you don't know what the heck I'm talking about go on over and see for yourself! You might want to enter this contest - it is lots of fun.
I won't post for ten days or so - have fun and behave when I'm not here, eh?