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RWA ’09: glimpses

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Posted in: Azteclady Speaks, RWA 2009

The authors…

The bloggers…

The bottom line: madness 😀

edited to insert links for slide shows to expedite loading of the blog (sorry ’bout that!)

So many cool things happened during those action packed days, that I’m positive I’m going to omit some of them, but here’s a smattering of what I remember (in no particular order):

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The best month ever! July 2009 goes down as the best month of my life, bar none. Here are some reasons:

  • My firstborn turned 21—which perhaps should make me feel a bit old (and in truth, it occasionally does) but hey! He’s a productive member of society who’s earned a full scholarship to CalTech (California Institute of Technology for those who don’t know) for the third year in a row.
  • My second and youngest talked her way into two summer medical programs for the second straight year, with minimal financial help from her father. For a kid who struggled like you wouldn’t believe in 8th grade, this young woman has managed a sea change in her studies in the past two years. She wants to be a surgeon and by golly, no one and nothing will get in her way!
  • I spent 20 days in Maryland and DC with the love of my life. It’s true that he had to work during the week, but that meant I got to sightsee and read at my leisure, and we spent every second we could together. I am so in love with him, it’s probably sickening to see—not that I care, mind 😀

On top of that, said love of my life did two of the sweetest things ever done:

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