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Family Time and Changes Galore | Weekly Snapshot

There has been so much going on over here and so much changing soon. I wish I could say I was reading a lot, but it's feeling like a luxury at the moment. 

Family visitLast week, we had my husband's brother and his wife drive down from Boston and stay with us for the week. It had been months since we enjoyed anyone's close companionship for that long so we all enjoyed the time together. We were very sad to say our goodbyes. I hope we can all return to the pre-March era soon. 
While they were here, we celebrated the girl's birthday. (I feel like I have been talking about birthdays on this blog for the past many weeks but we are done for the year! Next birthday is in March.) My daughter had wanted a unicorn cake, and that's exactly what we got, so that made her day. For her birthday present, we wanted to take her to a store and get her a bike but stock is incredibly low. Last week, she had just mastered riding a bike (no training wheels, she went straight from balance …

Armchair BEA: Wrap-Up, Thank You and Why I Loved Armchair BEA


And what a fun week it was! Armchair BEA was a huge success to me! I can particularly attest to that by saying that I didn't do much work at all this week - at least for the first four days. By Friday, I was slightly panicky, and because of my desire to end the week with a feel-good sentiment, I managed to work seriously yesterday. With my Tweetdeck tuned to #BookBloggerCon.

If you haven't checked out my posts yet, here are the links.

Thanks to the wonderful organizers - Tif, Emily, Michelle, Florinda, and Danielle - for having set up this excellent event, that
  • Gave me a chance to be a part of BEA and BBC from my comfy chair.
  • Introduced me to a whole new set of truly wonderful bloggers, some who I have never come across before, and can't believe I missed them for so long!
  • Spread a lot of blogger love.
  • Gave us a chance to connect more as friends than bloggers during the Twitter party on Thursday.
  • Gave me an excuse not to work this week.
  • Gave me an excuse not to write reviews this week.
  • Won me 9 wonderful books, without even going to BEA.
  • Introduced me to a ten-year old blogger!

*Applause, Applause*

Comments

I concur - and say "encore, encore" in 2011 :)
Michelle said…
You are most heartily welcome! This week certainly exceeded my expectations, and I cannot wait to start planning for next year! "See" you there!
Unknown said…
Love the 'clapping hands' picture. Perfect.

I did a wrap-up post too.

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Ash said…
I wish I would have done this after reading all of your posts this week. Glad you had such a good time!
Lisa said…
I wasn't able to go to BEA and BBC so I was really looking forward to Armchair BEA. Then I discovered I was too busy to even do that. So I'm going to spend my extra day off catching up on all the fun you all had!
CMash said…
I have to say I am envious regarding the BEA...still being a semi newbie in this world of book blogging, I didn't know enough about it or where to sign up. Hoping next time, I will particpate. Note to self and other bloggers...please remind me and lead me in the right direction lol.
Tif Sweeney said…
Sadly, I am visiting very late, but I wanted to say thanks for participating! It was such a great time and I think I missed a couple of your post and will have to go back and visit them!! :)