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I am sitting on pins and needles. It is really hard to be calm right now. I keep having to remind myself to breathe in and out slowly: no hyperventilating.

No, it is not the prospect of getting to meet Cary Elwes (aka The Dread Pirate Roberts) on December 17th at the Powell’s Book Store in Cedar Hills). I mean, that’s a HUGE event for me and I’m over the moon with excitement about that. I have The Princess Bride memorized. I own the book. I belong to an online home school support group and we have all watched the movie countless times. I can quote it. Everyone in my home loves The Princess Bride. Going to see Cary Elwes is going to be a family affair.

An aside: he is promoting his new book, “As You Wish”.

No, despite the thrill that meeting one of the actors in my favorite movie of all time, I have an even greater reason to be hyped up and excited.

The problem is, I can’t really discuss it right now. And that is why I am sitting on pins and needles. I just want to share what is up and coming in my near future, but I feel a heavy rein of restraint on me because it involves a lot of people, not a little bit of P.R., and some very major changes.

It’s all good.

So let’s discuss Cary Elwes instead. (Didn’t see that coming, did you?)

He was scheduled to be here a couple of weeks ago, but that date had to be changed. I learned of the date change from an internet friend I was meeting for lunch. OhMyGosh! I got to meet yet another internet friend!


I don’t know how long I have known Elisabeth McGinn, but it has probably been close to a decade or more. She belonged to the homeschool support group i am still a member of. She is an accomplished artist and art teacher, and getting to meet her in person – over the top.


This gem belongs to me. Moi. “This Moo’s for You” by Elisabeth McGinn, autographed on the back. <gush, gush,gush>

By the way, I’m the woman in the photo with the hopeless head of dark, thin, wispy hair. I don’t mind so much until I’m posed next to someone who looks like she has it all together in the fashion department, and then I groan inwardly.

Why me? Why did I get that horrid thin hair? Not that it matters in the long run and it doesn’t affect my self-esteem that much, but some days… I wish I was bald! Or I had my beautiful, long, thick hair back. Neither one of those options is viable, so I live with Old Lady Hair.

I get to meet Cary Elwes! I’ll have Old Lady Hair, but – dang! – he’s probably aged a lot since he filmed The Princess Bride, too. I know Mandy Patinkin doesn’t look anything like Inigo Montoya now.

I need to concentrate on that event and not on the second, but more important date. The date everything changes.

It’s really hard because I am really excited. This is a huge change coming up and it is just in time for Christmas.

Breathe in/Breathe out.


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