So, after deciding to do NaNoWriMo this year, I found out that the first two weeks of November the Brit's brother and sister in law would be visiting us for the first time. I immediately panicked, but the Brit seems to think that I can manage. I have completely changed what I was planning to write about to something that is going to be way easier. My original thoughts were of the Christian fiction novel I have always wanted to write, but after reading Crazy Aunt Purl's book, I came to the realization that something autobiographical could be beneficial, both from a time standpoint as well as it being rather cathartic. I need to delve into some of my food issues as a way of preparing for a new way of life and that can be done through writing about the experiences that have made me who I am. In all honesty, I have led a rather interesting life, with some interesting and amusing experiences, so why not write them down?
I am also a little bit sad about not being a part of NaBloPoMo this year, but I don't think I can handle a novel as well as blogging every day for the month of November. I thought about signing up just to see if it could be done, but the jury is still out on that one.
This Friday is Stitches East in Baltimore and I am going with Kelly, Lisa and Robyn and am very excited. There have really been few girls days out during the summer months so I'm about starved for one! I went to this event last year and completely enjoyed it.
I have been posting for quite some time on a message board dealing with weight issues and most recently on the WLS part of that board. I had visited that part of the board many times over the last year, but have recently become more active there. It is a small, albeit warm and friendly bunch of folks with a wonderful moderator from NJ who had the surgery in 2002. Yesterday, I posted about my consult being scheduled in Baltimore for November 5th (Ack! Something else to do in November! I may need the Brit to update my new laptop soon before then!) and today I had a Private Message from the moderator, that goes like this:
Kim - honey - i'm coming down to baltimore on Friday for STITCHES EAST. will you be at stitches, too?? <i saw that you're a knitter!!!> i'm leaving on Sunday - maybe - just maybe - we could meet up????
let me know. we'll tawk!!!!
How amazing is that? So we exchanged cell numbers and as she will not get down there till the afternoon, she will call when she arrives so we can find a spot to chat for little while. Just made what will already be a fabulous day that much better!