First, my sister and I enjoyed a fabulous trip to Alaska as part of the Federation of Genealogical Society's cruise. The conference was very well organized, the speakers excellent, and the fellow travelers we met were wonderful. I particularly enjoyed the sessions by Elizabeth Shown Mills and Judy Russell, but all were good. We were so happy to be a part of this wonderful event.
When I came home, I immediately got sick (the very day I got home) -- on the ship, they were squirting Purell at us every other minute, but I must have missed a couple of squirts, because I came home with a horrible cold. I'm still at the tail end of it.
I've also been deeply absorbed in planning our November trip to Paris -- I've been putting so many events on our schedule and paying for them in advance that Wells Fargo put a hold on my credit card! I didn't know I had to call them before we even went overseas. Anyway, we're looking forward to a wonderful time.
So both genealogy and my book have been a little bit on hold -- but now that I'm pretty much set with the Paris trip, I'm going to turn back to my research and writing.
And I'm putting in two proposals to speak at the SoCal Jamboree next spring! One would be on German research and the other on "The G-Word," using grammar to strengthen your writing. Wish me luck on those! I'm an unknown quantity in the genealogy speaker's world, but I've done many presentations in my professional life. We'll see if they're willing to take the chance on me.