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District Fair

     We are special in my city because we have a county fair and also a district fair. To be fair our county fair is on a smaller scale, but district is the one all the kids (young and old) look forward to. All the rides, food, and games you have waited a year for. We still have arts and crafts plus canning. But really its the rides Glitter Bug looks forward to.

       We found out this summer we have a bit of a daredevil on our hands. (Go ahead and send a quick prayer our way she is only six.) We were at Petit Jean State Park and she told us she is going off the diving board with a life jacket on. After about twenty or so times we were able to talk her into just coming back the next day. I have to admit it takes a lot out of you watching your child do something like that. We were expecting like her wanting to ride some of the crazy rides plus some of the normal rides.
 

     First up was the Ferris wheel. It wasn’t too bad.

This is a view from the top. Did I mention I don’t care for heights??

My ridding buddy, Hubby. Glitter Bug rode with a friend.

    Anybody remember the tilt-a-wirl? Glitter Bug said we had to ride it again this year. She laughed and screamed so much I am surprised she was not horse from it. I have to say hearing your child laugh with glee is one of the best feelings. Next she wanted to ride this one:

Glitter Bug was just barely too short to ride. I was never so happy.

This doesn’t look so bad right?

  This ride was her favorite. She asked if we could please go get more tickets to do it again. With it already being way past bed time we opted into letting her do one more ride. And it was just perfect.
     Seems like a nice easy thing except Glitter Bug decides to turn sideways and we heard an awful thud. As she is running up to me she says: “Momma, I turned and thudded. That was fun!!”  
    So missing out on a little sleep was worth it. I am hoping she will forget there is a state fair in a couple of weeks.
Until we next meet,
A

 

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Arkansas Women Bloggers Conference

Two  weekends ago  was amazing but scary.

When The Parkwife emailed me to telling me I was going to the Arkansas Women Bloggers Conference I was over the moon!! I mean like jumping up and down in my seat excited. Hubby received a text in all caps. I could not believe I was getting to go.

I started looking at everything which was being offered in the way of speakers. (Yes I had all the sessions number in the order I wanted to go to.) Of course you need a list of what you were going to pack, which I made the same evening.  I totally geeked out about going.

The Friday of the conference, Hubby drove me up since as he puts it “It is safer for everyone” that I do not drive in big cities. When we pulled up, I saw all these women and wondered what was I thinking about coming to this. I have just a silly little blog and here are these awesome bloggy women. The “I am not good enough nerves” set in hard. I told Hubby, “Just keep driving. Don’t stop I can’t do this. Please take me home.” Thankfully he calmed me down and gave me the best advice he could: You are good enough to meet these women. Get out of the car and remember, Glitter Bug and I love you. See you Sunday.

Walking to my cabin I was scared about who I was going to room with. I mean I don’t know anyone here beside The Park Wife and Ting’s Mom. When I opened the door to the cabin, I was greeted by chatter of these women. And instantly was asked who I was and my blog. I thought maybe this wasn’t so bad. And I was right.

Cyndi  yay for yarn
Jeanetta  Doctor Who fans should stick together.
Vera  Cool lady
Elizabeth  Hello author!!
Katie  Sweetest lady

These women are amazing. They talked to all of us like we had known each other for years instead of just meeting. This was their first year as well. I felt loads better about coming. They were just as new and doing good.

If there is anything I can take from Saturday is this: I am important no matter what. No one can take from me.(Thanks Boo Mama) And got to here from so many authors from our state. Thank you ladies for inspiring me again.

We also got another roommate.(After spiders attacked)

Peggy  Awesome!

I left with a real sense of all these women care. I matter and stop comparing myself to everyone.  Can’t wait till next year!!

Where we stayed: Ferncliff

P.Allen Smith!

Boo Mama and Me
                   
Ting’s Mom and Me. 
The Park Wife and Me.

Until we next meet.

A.D.

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