Monday, February 13, 2012

It's a Thankless Job...But I'll Do It

I want to wish each of you a(n) (early) very happy Valentine's Day.

I will be leaving for a conference and won't be back until next week. I have to go here






and see things like this when I take my early morning run on the beach.






Our meeting rooms are going to look out over this.






And I might even see this little guy again


Well, it's a tough job, but somebody had to do it, so I stepped up to the plate. I will see you all in blogland next week!

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    1. I plan to- I hope the weather holds up-

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  2. Have a super time!!! And like Stephen said, take lots of pictures!!

    (I want to go to a conference like that!)

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    1. Jamie Jo: It not very far from my house, so it will be nice not to have to drive forever to get to it. I do plan to bring as much of it back to my friends as I can!!!

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  3. Yay for you Shelly! As someone related to educators and a Mom grateful for the wonderful educators in the life of each child...I know you have earned your wings and bragging rights to be a part of that conference. I'm wishing warm breezes and sunny days for you and your comrades in arms!

    Hugs~

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    1. Sush: Thank you, my friend! it is warm and sunny there today, so I hope it holds up for the rest of the week!

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  4. You're a real trouper, Shelly! Stiff upper lip and all that rot! (LOL) Stay safe. Have fun. I'll miss you! (I read your romantic story on Crystal's and found it very touching.)

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    1. Shady: Thank you, my friend! Someone has to do these tough jobs and I don't mind making that sacrifice. Not at all! And thank you for the comment about the romantic story- my hubby still finds ways to surprise me, even after all these years!

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  5. Hi Shelly, Enjoy your time away and don't work too hard ^_^
    Have a great week!

    Eva

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    1. Eva: I feel so blessed to get to go to this- thank you!

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  6. And GOOD FOR YOU, SHELLY! We are so glad for you to have this opportunity. ENJOY!!!

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    1. Marsha: Thank you! I'm really looking forward to it!

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  7. Don't forget about us, Shelly!!

    Pearl

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    1. Pearl: I'll pick up a sand dollar for ya-

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  8. What a trooper you are, Shelley.
    Try to have a good time. *snicker

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    1. Sweet Tea: I don't want to have too good a time because then they might not let me go back!

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  9. Now that's a conference I could enjoy going to! I mostly get invited to ones in places like Minneapolis or Scottsdale. Of course I already live on the West Coast so I'm jaded. Have a great time, both spiritually being surrounded by the beauty, and intellectually from the information learned.

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  10. karen: I would listen to a seminar on how to change the muffler on a diesel engine if I got to enjoy scenery like this. Thank you!

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  11. Have fun! Those photos look so inviting. We'll look forward to your return to blogland. :)

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    1. Jenn June: Thank you- I know the time is going to pass quickly!

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  12. Oh how wonderful! We will miss you but have a fantastic time~
    XO

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    1. Jenny: Thank you! I hope to bring back some great pics!

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  13. Well my sweet friend Linda & I just got back from our weekend in Wilmington and saw many beautiful sights and had a really great time so I wish the same for you. Hopefully it will be warm for you instead of frigid like it was for us.
    Of course we will be expecting some great pictures from your adventure. Have fun.

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  14. Odie: It is supposed to be in the low 70's, which will be frigid enough for me! And yes, I hope to get some good pictures to share when I get back~

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  15. Have a wonderful time, Shelly. Enjoy the ocean breezes and the sound of the waves and gulls. God bless.

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    1. Belle: Thank you! I wish I could send some of those salty air breezes to you~

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  16. Awww. Poor baby! How ever will you cope with all of the majesty of the ocean?

    I'm soooo jealous!!! Have fun!!! :)

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    1. Crystal: I can't wait to put my toes in that sand! Errr...meeting room!

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  17. No, please. I don't want you to have to endure all of that. I'll go. No, I insist.

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    1. Missed Periods: Your sense of self sacrifice truly moves me. :)

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  18. What lovely views you're going to have, and how wonderful to be able to run along the beach! See you when you get back. Look after yourself until then.

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    1. Thisisme: I've so been looking forward to one of those early morning beach runs! Thanks you~

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  19. Awwwww, squeeze some of that warm sand between your toes for me...'K'??? We're under six inches of snow here.

    God bless ya, have fun at the conference and a great Valentine's day too!!! :o)

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    1. Nezzy: Bless your heart- I will squeeze some sand for you!

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  20. Hoping you are having a nice Valentine's Day - away. sandie

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  21. Dearest Shelley,
    What a gorgeous place you are now♡♡♡
    I hope you are having wonderful time there, my friend!!!
    We all are waiting for you to be back♪♪♪

    Sorry for my belated comment and Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

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  22. What a rough life. I'll say a prayer for you. :)

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  23. Hope you have good time.
    Did you check I gave you an award

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    1. izdiher: Thank you! And, thank you so much for the award! That truly makes me smile!

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  24. Love the shot of the sailboat....have a wonderful time and know you will be missed ...hurry "home"....wink wink

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