Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Visit with an Educated Blogger Buddy

Sheri Fenley, Me, and the Little General. Yes, we're that tired.
On Saturday, September 11, I had the pleasure of visiting with my friend and "DAR Sister" Sheri Fenley, author of The Educated Genealogist, at the California DAR Northern Council meeting in Walnut Creek.

Are we as tired as we look in this picture? Absolutely. I had spent 4 hours on the road with my daughter the day before, followed by a night of NO SLEEP because my daughter refused to stop talking and go to sleep. I was up at 4:30 a.m. for the early drive from San Jose to Walnut Creek, again, with my daughter in tow. Poor Sheri got stuck in traffic and spent about 4 hours making what should have been a 1.5 hour drive (we love California freeways, don't we?). Add to this a day of meetings, workshops, and staffing a busy C.A.R. sales table, and yes, we were exhausted. And I needed to get back on the road for the 5-hour-long haul home!

Anyway, I had a wonderful time visiting with Sheri. She's the mother of sons, and I think she secretly enjoys playing with my daughter. I found out later that they were "make-upping" when I wasn't looking, which explains the unusual pinkness of my daughter's lips. ;-)

I'm looking forward to visiting with Sheri again next month at the California Family History Expo. We will both be featured as Bloggers of Honor, along with our good friend Craig Manson, and Leah Allen, who I look forward to meeting.

I really hope the Blogger Booth comes with a babysitter (just in case).

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Family History Expos said...

We're looking forward to seeing you. The Little General will do fine. We'll put her to work coloring important things and teaching us what songs the kids are singing these days.

Sheri said...

What songs the kids are singing? They obviously have not heard about our PCD roadshow Elizabeth. That, of course will cost them extra! :)

I so enjoyed playing with the general. In fact when I finally made it home, I got out my Barbie dolls.

Next time is fingernail and toenail painting!

See you next month!

Kerry Scott said...

I'm so impressed that you took her with and survived at all!

Also--your gold jacket is FANTASTIC.

Michelle Goodrum said...

Glad you had a great time and you both look fantastic. I never would have know you had been up all night, stuck in traffic and all that.

Can't wait to see the results of the finger and toenail painting! Sounds like lots of fun!

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

FHE - You might regret that. She's colored my bathroom, hallway, and most of her bedroom. I'm waiting to paint until her artistic streak moves to another medium (i.e., NOT walls).

Sheri - She mostly makes stuff up, kind of a mix between "Twinkle Twinkle," and some kiddie-type of rap. She's an individual, what can I say? Oh, and she LOVES pedis! I gave her one before we went to Idaho in June, and she couldn't stop raving about her "pink toesies!"

Kerry - Thanks! The jacket came with the dress... from Ross, I think, since it's the only store in this 'burb. There was actually another lady at the meeting with the same dress and a cream-colored jacket. We just looked at each other, gave a thumbs up, and said, "Great minds think alike!" BTW, my daughter's been going to DAR meetings since she was 2 months old, so she knows the drill.

Michelle - Thank you, you're very kind! I basically collapsed when I got home Saturday night, but my daughter was still going strong (and no, she did NOT nap in the car). I'll post the toe-painting results, if/when they happen. ;-)

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

So cute. I love this photo. I'm looking forward to meeting the Little General at Pleasanton.

Jo said...

Very cute - I wouldn't have guessed that you were that tired out from the photo :-)