Sunday, September 22, 2013

Adios, Texas

I am leaving the state. Nah, I didn't get kicked out of Texas yet.  It is for a good reason. I'm going to a large conference and this time I won't be just attending, I'll be working at it. This will be my first paying gig since I retired at the end of the school year and I'm looking forward to the hustle and bustle of it all.

I won't be back until next week, which means I will be out of blogland until then, also. I will catch up on your great posts when I get back.

And because I am celebrating my favorite time of the year, autumn, and  I miss seeing handwritten notes, if you would like a handwritten postcard from me from where I am going to my conference in Florida, send me an address at morfam@hotmail.com, or you can message it to me on FB if you know me there. I won't use your address for anything but to send the postcard. (I would be happy to send one to my international friends, too!)

What are your plans for the coming week? I hope it turns out to be spectacular for you~

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  1. Hi Shelly. I can imagine that you are feeling excited to be getting back into the hustle and bustle of things again! I hope you have a lovely time my friend. I would love to get a handwritten postcard from you (gosh, I hope you know what you've taken on here. You might be inundated with requests!!).I will inbox you my address via facebook. Look forward to hearing all about it on your return. Safe travels.

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    1. thisisme: I have been looking forward to it, although I am not looking forward to being gone from home for so long. I am so glad you want a postcard- I think it's going to be fun!

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  2. So you're not returning to that infamous club in Paris after all, huh? (LOL) Instead you're coming here to steamy Florida, probably Orlando. (or Grenelefe Resort maybe?) In that case, I'd love to get a postcard from you from a couple of miles up the road! (LOL)

    If you haven't yet checked the forecast, dear friend, you won't need to pack your scarf and mittens. It's 90 degrees here most days. (I'll bet you wish your conference was in Nova Scotia!)

    Have a nice trip, dear Shelly. We will all miss you while you're away from blogging and eagerly await your return.

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    1. Shady: Yes, Orlando it is! And I knew the weather would be just like ours here- hot and humid. At least I am used to it! You all live in a beautiful part of our nation and I'm looking forward to seeing what I can of it again. I will be happy to send a postcard, too!

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  3. Where? Where? Where in Florida? I live in Florida.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I just saw that it's Orlando. That's about 2 1/2 hours away. My back would rebel at the drive.

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    2. Janie: Orlando! The only place I've been in when I visit Florida, it seems~

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    3. And I just realized some of my best blogging buds live there. We are going to have to do some kind of Florida meet and greet someday and have it in a place it's easy for you to get to! Wouldn't that be fun!

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  4. Hi Shelly! Have a wonderful trip, it sounds like fun and to think you get paid for it, too! Autumn is also my favorite time of the year. Today I bought two orange (mercury glass inside) candle holders and have them lit as I am typing.

    Well, I am now getting ready to email you my address! Thank you, what a special idea!

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    1. Cindy: And I'll bet autumn is especially lovely in your neck of the woods with the changing leaves. The candle holders sound gorgeous!

      I'm so glad you'd like a postcard, my friend~

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  5. How fun!!! And I know you're gonna have a great time. Enjoy this, and hopefully don't forget a camera so you can post some photos of the area around where you're gonna be when you return!!

    Have a safe trip. Enjoy it too!!!

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    1. HOOTIN ANNI: I'm usually a day late and a dollar short with the camera, but I will do my best! Thank you!

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  6. You really will have time to send postcards? I think I'll put you to the test! Break a leg.

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  7. I hope you have a great time. Fall is my favorite time, too. Enjoy yourself.

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    1. Stephen: I'm really looking forward to it!

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  8. Have a good time. Don't work too hard as you are always doing more than your share.

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  9. Have a good time at the conference. Happy first day of autumn!!

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    1. Optimistic: A wonderful thing to celebrate, too!

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  10. Have fun in Florida. Wish I were there. What sort of gig are you doing?

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    1. Linda: I will be a communications specialist, helping out with the speakers and authors. Should be fun!

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  11. Enjoy your time away from Texas, Shelly! Hope all goes well!

    betty

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  12. Enjoy Florida! Nice time of year to go. Enjoy your gig. Make oodles of contacts and have some fun. Be well. :-)

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  13. Hi Shelly, not trips to Florida planned this week, but hopefully we'll enjoy some beautiful temperate weather here. Safe travels to you. Have a wonderful time.

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    1. The Chicken's Consigliere: It was terrific! Thank you-

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  14. Are you sure you're not getting kicked out of the state?

    Have a great time at your conference! That's really nice of you to offer to send postcards to those who want them. You're so thoughtful!

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    1. Sherry: Shhh- they might change their mind and send me packing! The conference was terrific- thanks!

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  15. Sounds like a rewarding job! Had to chuckle at Sherry's comment :)

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    1. jenny_o: Hee-hee- they'd have to catch me first to kick me out!

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  16. You're going to be a very busy lady as it is without sending postcards to all your friends. But, I will email my address and wait. Be sure you give me your address so I can send you a handwritten note, too. Enjoy the conference.

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    1. Nonnie: Thank you! Getting the postcards in the mail in the AM, and will send you my addy- thanks!

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    1. Rita: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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  18. Have a great time! What a fun idea to send postcards to your blog friends! Fun and challenging. ;)

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  19. I am trying to sell some of my junk at my garage sale. so much work. have a good time!

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    1. Christine: Hope you sold it all- thanks!

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  20. Hope you have a wonderful time, Shelly! A change of scene is good from time to time. And how wonderful that you're willing to send postcards. Wow! It has been ages since most of us got any hand-written snail maiil! What a treat!

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    1. Kathy: I'd love to revive the art of the handwritten note- and thank you!

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  21. How exciting! The very best of luck..... hope all goes well and that you enjoy the experience :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  22. So exciting! Get some photos for us!
    All the best!

    Nas

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  23. I hope you have a great time. I will be going to work all week, not so much fun.

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    1. Dawn: Oh, I hope you get a little break soon!

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  24. Well, I'm a little late here. I can see on FB that you've been enjoying yourself. It looks beautiful where you are!

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  25. Shelly, congratulations on a paying gig - hope it is lots of fun! We will look forward to reading all about it when you get back. Travel safely.

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  26. Dear Shelly, I've been away from the blogging world all week also and so just today--Friday--I'm discovered your new venture/adventure at a conference. I'm wondering what the "gig" is and what you're doing. And I'm hoping all went as well as you expected. Peace.

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    1. Dee: I was the stage manager for a large, international conference- almost 4,000 in attendance. It was wonderful! Thank you~

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  27. Yay for the paying gig! I hope you had a wonderful time.

    I love that you are willing to send a handwritten note to your readers. I think handwritten notes are precious things today.

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    1. Sharon: I'd love to revive the lost art of handwriting notes. And thank you~

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  28. Dearest Shelly,
    Oh My, I wish I could or could have attended your "paying gig". Whatever the topic it is (was) (^_^)v How great t must be to see you in that situation!!! Wow, I just CANNOT miss the chance to have your handwritten note♬♬♬
    Normally, It is hard for me to handle 2 SNSs in English. Now, I'm not using facebook much..... But I'll send you message, my dear friend.
    So sorry for my belated comment. I got a cold; funny time to have a cold. My fever went down but still have bit of sore throat and head ache(^^;) Wishing you wonderful time in Florida☆☆☆

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. orchid Miyako: Thank you, my dear friend! I am sending your postcard in the morning- hope it doesn't take too long to reach you! xo

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  29. Oh my gosh, how wonderful!!! Hope Florida was incredible and that we can hear all about it when you've returned. You are so kind and generous to handwrite to so many of us. Major respect for that! You somehow do it all :) I hope I can come close to that someday. Stay warm and safe.

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    1. Saumya: I do love the art of the handwritten note, so it is a pleasure for me. Thank you for your very kind words!

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  30. Glad everything went well in Florida! I have been up to my armpits in bridal stuff and baby baptism and baby sitting. Can't wait to see a post on all the Florida doings! Paying gigs are great! Big hugs and much love~

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    1. Sush: Florida was terrific, although it was a long time to be gone from home. You have such wonderful things going on in your life- hugs and love right back to you!

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  31. I hope you had tons of fun in Florida! Autumn is one of my favorite seasons, too. So many vibrant colors!

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    1. Jeanette: Autumn is the very best time of year in my book, too. Thank you!

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  32. I am belated, as Miyako said. I'm so happy to know you had a great opportunity for travel and facilitating something awesome at the conference! Wish I were a fly on that wall....

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    1. Jenny: It was terrific! And how wonderful it would have been had you been there- I learned so much!

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  33. ....glad you're back - and hope to read your post all about your experiences!!!

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    1. HOOTIN ANNI: Thank you! It's great to be home~

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  34. Brilliant news that you're doing this. You must have been over excited and nervous all at the same time. I hope it went very well for everyone and you had a fun time.

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    1. Rum-Punch: It was terrific- thank you!

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  35. So I was just wondering how many post cards you had to mail. I hope you had fun I am a little late to this party:) hug B

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    1. Buttons: Not as many postcards as I thought, but I enjoyed doing it. Had lots of fun- thanks!

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  36. I missed this post during my couple weeks away from blogging. However, since you are still willing to send the postcard, expect an email from me. Interestingly, my daughters and I collect post cards! I even posted (indirectly) about it awhile back and put my P.O. Box on the post asking bloggers to send us some. It was early in my blogging, so no one responded, but it was a fun thought.

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    1. Anita: I'm so glad you all collect them! I will send it out in the morning!

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  37. I hope the conference goes well (or went well) for you and I hope you get a little free time to enjoy the area.

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