Advance Notice: I won’t be blogging Saturday, probably. I will be hosting the On-Hold Concepts booth (learn more about us at www.onholdconcepts.com) from 4:30 to 8 o’clock Saturday evening at UPFest (University Place Festival) at Wilson High School. At 8 p.m. the fabulous Drifters are playing LIVE, so I may remain for that as well. It should be a mildly warm evening (75 degrees) and lots of fun, blowing up balloons for kids and smiling at passersby. There won’t be any selling – just a demonstration for folks who want to pick up a headset and listen to samples of the product. We’re mainly there as a presence to let folks know we’re local and accessible, not only active nationwide!
This will be my first booth experience for On-Hold Concepts. I’m looking forward to it! I’ve had a number of booth experiences at fair and arts and crafts fairs… usually the shifts are a lot longer, but we have a lot of co-worker volunteers at OHC so none of us have to be there for an extended shift unless we want to be there longer.
I’ve been having peaceful dreams – a wee bit unexpected, this close to a large public appearance. Bobbie’s shalom dove must be working overtime; and all your prayers are helping, for sure!
I sure wish my parents had not (inexpertly) introduced “correction of personality” into my psyche. As mentioned in an earlier blog (much earlier!), I was born their little sparkler, their Shirley Temple – much like my grand niece Lizzie. (That girl doesn’t have a shy bone in her body, and I hope she never develops one, because shyness limits unless you fight it tooth and nail.) But because I was so unlike Mom and Dad, they thought something was “wrong” with me and tried to “tame” me – and it really has crippled me in a lot of ways since then. But
it’s good in one way: at least I can empathize with others who have the same malady and can encourage them and let them know it ain’t fatal to face your fear and DO IT ANYWAY!
This afternoon my kiwi arrived from New Zealand, compliments of Helen Schofield. For a flightless bird, "Helen"(I named her after -- guess who!) sure did get here FAST! And she is utterly adorable. I expected her to be made of fabric, like a toy, but she's made of very solid material and is "clothed" in some kind of critter fur -- don't know if it's real fur or not (might be rabbit fur), but in case it is, Helen is off-limits to the cats. I have placed her on a high shelf above my computer monitor. She's just cuter'n anything you can imagine...
THANK YOU, HELEN!!!
Well, now I'm going to log off and practice, practice, practice -- or at least listen, listen, listen to my presentation. Have to re-record it first, though, because I made a few minor changes...
(Like I say, I will never "finish" this presentation... I will just "surrender" it on August 11th at 10:05!)