As you can see from that last post, I'm practically brimming over with serenity.
Speaking of serenity, I want to announce the brain-child of Maggie and Heather - The Serenity Suite at BlogHer '10.
This is my first trip to BlogHer, an annual blogging conference for women, but Maggie and Heather are veterans, and they were talking a while back about all the carrying-on and boondoggle nonsense (yes, it's a word - it's an old fashioned way of saying people will be drinking their faces off) that goes on there.
Several conversations and more brainstorming sessions later, and the Serenity Suite was born.
It's a safe, calm, boondoggle-free place for people to go to get away from the craziness of the conference. A bunch of us serene bloggers have signed up to host shifts there, so there will always be someone there to welcome a weary conference goer with quiet conversation, a hug, or a pleasant cup of tea or coffee. We'll have more information about it as we get closer to the conference, but if you're going to BlogHer, please be sure to stop by and say hello!
Heather describes it better than I did over at her blog, so click here for more details, including the list of the wonderful people who will be hosting the Suite. We're always looking for more people to help out, too, so if you want to host (it would amount to an hour or two per day and no more) let me know!
And a quick follow-up from yesterday's post: today is a new day, and a fresh perspective. Finn is feeling better, and my car will be fixed by noon today. Yesterday afternoon I decided the day was a wash, lost myself in a trashy murder mystery and went to bed early. I woke today, rested and refreshed, with a shiny new outlook, and thoughts of a drink or a fistful of chips seem very far away.
One day at a time, right?
Thanks to everyone for your supportive comments and emails.
You guys rock.