Monday, May 12, 2014

happy monday

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a good weekend.  I did.  For the first time in many months, I was able to take a mental break for the weekend and spend a lot of time outdoors.  The pool is now up and full of water….just waiting for it to warm up. The flower pots/gardens are ready for planting but I need to wait a few more weeks for the danger of frost to pass. The lawn furniture is out of the shed and ready for warm mornings when I can enjoy my coffee out there before work. My body is sore; my face is sunburned; but life is good!

It should be quite an exciting week for me this week. I am going on a charter fly-fishing trip on Wednesday with some good friends. We will be fishing for steelhead on the Muskegon River. You may recall I went on my first fly-fishing trip last October for salmon on the Pere Marquette River. This is yet another new….slightly out-of-my-comfort-zone experience, but I’m up for it…I think!  I was told that I will be picked up at a little after 3:00 a.m. on Weds.; good thing I’m an early bird!

Friday is the big speaking event at the Soaring Eagle Casino for the TOPS state recognition conference. It should be a lot of fun…but it’s too early in the week to feel nervous.   For those that asked about tickets:  It is open to the public, but tickets must be bought for the whole 2–day conference which means they are expensive:  $35.00 for the two-day event. I am only speaking for about 1-1/2 hours on Friday beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the registration table at the entrance of the Soaring Eagle conference center, but must be paid in cash; no credit cards accepted.  I appreciate all those who have asked to come, but honestly, it’s pretty costly just to hear me speak for that short amount of time, but all are welcome.

For those of you that went a bit off-track yesterday in honor of Mother’s day….it’s a new day and a new week. Start all over today!  Make it a good day….be active….be happy….and be focused!