The Bratz definitely know something is up, I think they can feel the tension in the air. I am finishing off projects and beginning to shake down the house for while I am gone. They usually do not like it much when I go awol and let me know it when I get back. Snoop used to do that one of two ways. He would either poke his nose in the air and flick his tail at me, or he would wrap his paws around my neck and bury his nose in my neck. These hide until I come back and then act like I am a stranger for a while. I rather miss the flicking of the tail routine…
I am not as close to the middle of ‘Final Contact’ as I thought I would be. There has been too many interruptions. I should be finished Chapter XV today and on to Chapter XVI tomorrow. If it is a good day, I may even be able to get into Chapter XVII, which will get me closer to the half way point. There is a lot to get into this book yet before I leave for Ottawa at the end of the month.
How are preparations coming along for the big signing at RTC you ask? I am going to assume that Eve has things in hand better than I do. Cora is making the back cover for the last book I want to order over this weekend. That means we should have the proof here on Tuesday, if we are lucky. If that passes, I will immediately finish off my orders and the last of the books should be here in time for the show. I have ordered the last of the swag, and that should be shipped to Eniko, and received, by the end of next week. That will leave me to finish off what needs doing here. I am taking a few books from here, and some swag. I believe Becca is finished, or close to being done with the book bags I will be taking along. My costume is hanging in the closet, as are some of the other clothing I will be taking along. I keep saying I need to go shopping before I leave for a few essentials, but it looks like some of that will need to be done when I get to Eniko’s. Time is moving too fast and the demands are overwhelming. I am finding that the one suitcase I thought I would be able to get away with won’t be enough. Everything takes up space. I will probably start packing things like the books and bags next weekend and finish off over the following one. Yes, I am a last minute packer.
You can bet that Tath and Thena will be in there trying to help. Put something into the suitcase, take the cats out, put something else in the suitcase, take the cats out… you get the picture.
Well, it is time I got down to business here. We are supposed to go to a mini family reunion this afternoon, and I have 100 things to do, as usual. Until next week, take care and enjoy your summer.