Happy Mother’s Day, everybody! Whether you are a mom or have a mom, it’s a special day.
If you’re like me and your treasured mommy has passed away, there is still joy to find in this day by holding the memories close and spreading some love to the other mom’s in your world.
My shout out goes to three wonderful moms I know:
Kathy Owen – If you haven’t been to K.B. Owen’s blog, you’re missing out! Kathy’s post on Mother’s Day on Friday ROCKED.
Margie Lawson – Margie not only inspires writers worldwide, she is also mom to the amazing Tiffany Lawson Inman. Margie reminds me of my own mom, and kind of helps fill the void on “those days” just by being who she is.
Marie Trout – Marie is a friend of mine who is a certified professional coach specializing in creative people. Not only is she the mother of three wonderful boys, she also helps manage the music career of her husband, blues genius Walter Trout. I dream of getting as much done in a week as she does in a day.
Note: Walter kicks off his U.S. tour tomorrow…click here to see if he’s in a city near you.
I hope all the moms reading this post are having a delightful day!
My goals this week revolve around the DFW Writer’s Conference. I started getting ready right around the Wednesday check-in and realized I was out of business cards!
My progress for the week is below (in purple to cheer me up). It’s been a hard week – I’ve got all the usual stuff, plus pre-school and conference prep. Still, I’ve gotten about 70-80% of my crap done, so that’s exciting.
- Decide what I really, really want from this conference (because if I don’t know what the goals are, how am I going to achieve them??)
My goal is to connect with my peeps and learn. I feel like everything else will roll from that. Plus I’m hoping that at some point I’ll stop wanting to throw up when I pitch.
- Practice my pitch ~ Done.
I had to accept that I am never going to think it’s amazing and just move on (and stop wanting to hurl whenever I think about it.) Plus, I’m seeing some awesome writers pre-conference…they’ll help me if I ask.
- Get the business cards made
I’ll be able to pick these up before I leave.
- Ship a box ahead with items I don’t want to carry on the plane ~ Done!
- Finish up the Dirty Fighting contest
This is NOT done. But I’m finishing the details tomorrow. My plane rides to and from Texas should prove useful for announcing the winners when I get back – I want that blog to be stellar! Just to be safe, I’m going to promise a deadline of first week of June. 🙂
- Decide if I want to take a blogging vacation while I’m gone
I’m going to take my first vaca EVER from More Cowbell, with the caveat that if I can’t stay away, there will be some posts.
- Do final prep for baby girl to go to pre-school when I return
Daddy is handling the “leveling” appointment where the teachers observe her for an hour in order to make an education plan that fits her level. (She’s a toddler, so I don’t really know what this means, but anything that gets her used to pre-school is aces in my book.) I got all the potty training supplies ready so she can go “potty gangbusters” when she starts school.
- About 10 other things I’m unable to mention, plus all my normal stuff!
I got about 7 of the “other items” finished. Two are still huge and looming. I’m going to knock those two out tomorrow if it’s the last thing I do. Hubby’s making me a Mother’s Day dinner so that will help. 🙂
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How are things going for you? Are any of your goals driving you crazy? Did you hit any milestones this week? Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!