Last night I officially launched The Great Northwest Speakathon when I spoke to the Northwest Christian Writers Association on the topic of “Language as Soundtrack.” What a great group of fun, lovely writers! If I lived in the area I would definitely be a part of that action. Thanks again to Athena Dean for inviting me to speak and to all of you for listening, participating, and even laughing at my jokes.
Right about now the astute reader wonders, “Yes, Jeanne, you spoke to the NCWA last night, but what did you do with yourself all day?” Thanks for asking, astute reader! Here are some photos to answer your question:
Since I’m staying with Grace and Curtis in their adorable home, Gypsy Cottage, one of the first items on the day’s agenda was to meet “the girls.” Say hello to Eleanor, Maude, Silvia, and Louise. Quite the bevy of beauties!
Here’s Grace giving the girls a treat. And speaking of Grace, here she is introducing my GRANDBABY to the world:
Isn’t he/she cute! And smart, too. I don’t want to brag or anything, but my grandchild already has all the essential body parts, PLUS eyelashes, fingernails, and toenails. I should buy him/her a present to celebrate these accomplishments!
I believe it was Confucius who said, “One mustn’t waste a sunny November day in Seattle.” So, after fun times with the chickens and a prenatal photo shoot, we took off for an adventure. First we went to Pike Place Market:
Music . . .
And more music.
Colorful local produce . . .
And more colorful local produce.
Shops . . .
And . . . Well, you get the idea. After perusing Pike Place, we decided to take a stroll around Green Lake:
We admired the flora . . .
And fauna. And lots of other people, including a pack of mommies and daddies who were part of a twins club, each pushing a double stroller with look-alike baby bundles cozied inside. It was a comfort to Grace that the parents all looked happy, healthy, and sane. If they can do two, surely she can do one.
Day two, and it’s another sunny, gorgeous morning. I don’t speak again until tomorrow evening, so today is up for grabs. Not sure what all we’ll do, but this afternoon I get to listen in on Jubilee band practice. Happy ears. Happy camera. Pictures forthcoming!