Monday, September 10, 2012

I'M BACK! In Time for BBAW!

Holy CRAP, PEOPLE. That was a week if I ever had one. Just to recap, I've worked every weekend for over a month, work throws a huge yearly conference for the real estate industry, worked my arse off, blah blah blah. Can I smash the word "work" in there anymore??? It was a lot of WORK. There.

Long story short:
Wednesday - arrived at conference before sane people should be awake. On feet over 12 hours. Listened to James Carville and Mary Matalin speak and then saw George and Laura Bush speak.
Thursday: 14 hours on feet
Friday: 12 hours on feet including a closing keynote from Bill Clinton
Saturday: Clean up day

Needless to say, I am SO GLAD to be home. I had to stay at the conference hotel the whole time because I live an hour away. This means I didn't see Greyson for FAR TOO LONG. Copious baby hugs have been had. And I'm off work today! Woot!

Upside, I got to stay here...

Since I've been so busy the last month or so, I'm RIDICULOUSLY, SHOUTY CAPITALS excited to be back to blogging. I've missed you all muchly. And I've missed having brain enough to read! All seems to be on the mend on that front, too. 

So today is the first day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, and we're having a big ole appreciation-athon. Who am I to resist something fun like this? Let's face it, I blog because I appreciate all of you who blog, too. This community is what keeps me writing and you all have been SO good to me. True friends indeed. I can't highlight you all, but know that I'm giving you ALL a big ole virtual hug. 

Trish from Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity is the first blogger I've ever met in person!!! She is super fun, very sweet, and I love following all her bloggy adventures from the books she's reading, to her life as a mother, and her Pinterest extravaganzas. 

Vasilly from 1330V. You amaze me with all you do. A caring mother, a student, a voracious reader and always thoughtful and just awesome! *high five*

Lisa from Books, Lists, Life has become one of my closest bloggy friends in the last year. We text, we e-mail, we talk about ALL THE THINGS. She's one of the most upfront, honest, easy-to-talk-to ladies around. 

Jill from Fizzy Thoughts. I could sop this one up with a biscuit. She's hilarious, her reading tastes are hella fine, and she's a born songwriter. IT-along forever!

Christina from Reading Thru the Night came to my attention on Twitter with all her mad geniusness, and I'm like HOW THE HECKFIRE did we not know each other better already??? She did the North and South readalong with us, and she's now co-hosting the IT-along with Jill.  She also goes by Princess Clown Nose. 

Brooke of The Blog of Litwits is just too dang insightful. Love her reviews, love her Tweets, just love her!

And last but fo' sho not least is my blogging and reading soulmate. The grandmaster of cool. The supremely supportive. Cohostess with the mostest. One of my best friends for over 10 years. Heather, Capricious Reader, I love you muchly.

Thanks to #BBAW for bringing us back and reminding us to focus on each other!!! That's what it's all about. 

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