Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekend Recap

MENTAL STATUS: "Fuzzy". Went to a birthday party last night and had a pomegranate martini. ONE. That's all. It's not sitting well with me.


Well, my dance card was pretty much filled this weekend, which tells me that summer is quickly approaching. With all that, I still managed to crank out 2 pages on Saturday and 6 pages on my FAST DRAFT. Not great, but I consider the fact that anything was written at all a HUGE accomplishment. (Go me)

I will tell you the highlight of my weekend was the annual Stainton Society brunch held at the Caesar's Casino in Atlantic City. Robin Roberts of "Good Morning America" was featured as guest speaker.

I confess, I really didn't know of Robin Roberts before this brunch. But she was a truly inspiring speaker. One of the main reasons she was chosen was because in 2007, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. While undergoing chemotherapy treatments, she covered the topic in addition to her regular assignments on GMA.
She's still undergoing care and treatments (but looks PHENOMENAL even with a shaved head) and wanted to express what a wonderful job the hospital in our area is doing because contributions to this year's Stainton Society campaign will help our hospital acquire a $2.5 million PET/CT Scanner, the most advanced cancer detection technology available.

Her book, "From the Heart: 7 Rules to Live By," was released last year and it looks to be a great read.

The food was delicious and despite my friend getting a whole mimosa poured down his back, the afternoon was lovely.

But now it's back to Fast Drafting today. So after I go to do the "room mom" thang, my butt will be in this chair for the rest of the afternoon.

4 comments:

Chicki said...

Robin Roberts has such a great story. I started watching her when she did a continuing story on the devastation in her home town during Hurricane Katrina.

I would've love to hear her talk.

lainey bancroft said...

You get to go such cool places! And you still managed pages? Yay, you, indeed!

I um, went to the Wal Mart. Dropped a small fortune on clothes for 'the boy who won't quit growing' and bought do food and garden mulch. No pages. No yay, me :(

But my garden is looking great. Yay garden! =)

Virginia Lady said...

Way to go on getting pages done! I've finished the first draft of my synopsis on my current project. So I got something done too.

As for my garden, well, I bought a flat of marigolds and they are sitting on my flower bed. hmm, probably not the same as Lainey, but I'm getting there, slowly.

Prixie said...

that martini must have been quite a martini. ;p