The Big Day

I am in the midst of the Mad Scramble Which Must Occur In Order For Mom To Leave Town Alone For The Weekend.  In a few short hours, Chilihead and I will be on the road to Dallas for a gathering of about 25 bloggin’ girls from all over the country.  J0405408I am so absolutely beside myself with excitement that I’m having a terrible time trying to get my work done today. 

And I’m nervous.  Just a teensy bit nervous.  I even got my nails done.  I never get my nails done.  I was hoping that it might make up for the fact that I’m not nearly as clever in person as I am in writing (and I’m not that clever in writing).  Here’s hoping that pretty nails go a long way.

Many of these women I feel that I know very well, though I’ve only met a couple face-to-face and talked with a couple more on the phone.  My sweet yet cynical Hubs, who is neither a mommy nor a blogger (and can therefore not adequately understand this mommy-blogging phenomenon) reminds me that I don’t KNOW these women, I simply read their blogs.  Big difference, he says.  And maybe he’s right. 

But I’ve read the hearts of these women, poured out on page upon page (or screen upon screen, as the case may be), and I DO feel that I know them.  So I have this strange sense of going to meet old friends and complete strangers all rolled into one–such is this quirky world of blogging.  I’m expecting much laughing, much talking, a little crying, probably some praying, too much eating and almost no sleeping.  And I’ll tell you all about it when I get back on Sunday (and possibly even while I’m there, if my rickety old laptop will cooperate).      

Signing off, for now, and happily hitting the road…

14 thoughts on “The Big Day

  1. Mom2fur says:

    You know what? Nobody in the world is as clever in reality as on paper–because when you’re writing, you get a chance to edit, LOL! You can’t edit your words once you’ve spoken them. Well, maybe to a degree. I would bet all the girls you’re meeting will be just as nice as you are! And if there’s a crazed axe-murderer in the group…well, it’s the whole lot of you against one!

  2. KimC says:

    I just want you to know that I’ll be at home wrestling the green-eyed monster – and I don’t mean my daughter.
    Y’all have fun…without me…just a couple hundred miles north of me…without me…drink a mocha for me, OK?

  3. Rhonda says:

    Have a wonderful time meeting the ax murders whose blogs you read! LOL!!! This is the reaction that most people have when I tell them that I have met a friend from the internet. 🙂

  4. momrn2 says:

    Embarrassed to say I’m actually tearing up at the thought of not getting to be there. *sniffle* *sob* *sniffle*…. ok, getting control of myself….
    Have a wonderfully fabulous time!!!

  5. MomInTandyLand says:

    I SO want to come!! I’m only an hour away from Dallas, but I’ll have to be there in spirit only. I’ve got two little sickies right now. But you guys have fun “mirling.” LOL

  6. Amy Grable says:

    i am new to this blogging world. I am looking for a little help getting started. It seems a little confusing. Would you be willing to help get me set up? If not do you know someone who would be able to help. Thanks!! I have really enjoyed reading. Thanks!

  7. Michelle says:

    My friend Kelly is there! She’s my stand in. Cause I too am tearing up and wrestling the green-eyed monster. I’m getting all the news from her even if she feels like the blogging baby there! *sigh*

  8. Bobita says:

    Hello! First time here, you have a wonderful blog. I was so interested in the fact that you are getting together with some fellow bloggers…how do you go about organizing such a thing? It sounds really great!

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