Well! I'm overwhelmed! The butterflies are churning, and that's a good thing, I suppose, because I'm trying something new, all the while trying to keep that bubbling stew of challenge from going over the edge of the pot.
Blogging, Ripplewood Scholarship responsibilities, like a mother hen (read control freak) gathering my co-leaders together to travel and room together or if not, feel a part of it all, imagining fundraising opportunities, collecting souvenirs for our Canadian Parade and Table, planning to stuff everything and the kitchen sink into a carry on luggage, not to mention the dubious discount travel via Buffalo. And one of these wee hours in the morning, soon, before July 20th, I will read my enormous collection of conference emails to find out more about all the wonderful activities planned for our LLLI 50th Anniversary.
This is just what's in my head. I haven't actually done anything yet.
This year seems to be quite the milestone for me. It is my 15th wedding anniversary with Mark, whom I first met in Grade 7 French Immersion on the South Shore of Montreal where we grew up. He loves the mini machine of old analog watches and I have to convince him that the traditional 15 year anniversary gift of "time piece" is bad Chinese luck to give your partner - it hints "your time is up". Not that I am so superstitious, just that I doubt a watch will be much help for my incorrigible time management skills.
It is my 10th anniversary of being Mom to other than my 4 legged furry babies, and I suppose we are winding down on the 10 years of nursing too (Sam 10, Kate 8, Ethan 4). And finally, it is my 5th anniversary as a La Leche League Leader.
I am so looking forward to meeting you all. I'll be the very calm and quiet one. You won't see the run-on sentences and cacophony that spins in my head here ;-)
Happy Victoria Day!
May 21st, 2007, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada