Friday, April 21, 2006

It's Friday

It's Friday!!!! The best day of the week!

Just for fun, I thought I'd post a pic of my dog, Charlie, when he was a puppy. He's now nearly 7 years old, which is 49 in dog years. Right now, he's laying underneath my desk, content just to be beside me. We went for a walk last evening where he sniffed nearly every clump of grass in sight and he blissfully ignored any other dogs around. I don't know what I'd do without him.

I spent the majority of last evening working on my speech for Saturday night. It's an interesting mixture of my writing journey and my love of history. I'm not quite sure how to end it, but I have a feeling it will work itself out somehow. I'm looking forward to that night. I hope I don't get nervous!

I'm also ecstatic because my brother and sister-in-law loaned me the money for my plane ticket to Atlanta!!! How awesome is that??? They are just so wonderful. But that's what our family does - we help each other out.

I'm not sure when to buy the flight. I've heard that they actually go on sale closer to your departure date - sixty days out or so - but in the last month, the flight I need has jumped in price $25 or so. I'm thinking of waiting until next week to see where the prices are. But if any of you have any good advice on buying cheap airline tickets, let me know. I've been checking all the big names online - and I'm not sure if it would be better to go through an airline or not. Maybe I'll call tomorrow and find out.

EDIT: I just bought my plane ticket!!! I'm officially going to Atlanta!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Awwww....I know that Charlie is cute b/c I am really not an animal person. But darn it, that dog is adorable. You are so lucky! For the third time in a row I've wanted to go to the RWA conference and by the time April or May rolls around, it doesn't work out. *g* Sometimes it's actually cheaper to go through the actual airline instead of websites like airlines don't tell them their private specials.

  2. What an adorable puppy Charlie was - but I bet he's also a lovely dog :-)

    And way cool on your brother/s-i-l lending you that money for Atlanta. I always have to balance good prices against availability of seats/routes. Unfortunately I won't be there this year.

  3. Charlie is adorable! Have fun with your speech.

  4. I envy you the trip - sometimes families do come in handy. *gg*

    Charlie's a cutie - our pets just seem to crawl into our hearts don't they.

  5. Cute picture! He looks like a kind dog. Seven is still young. :)

  6. When Charina got our tickets to Daytona, she had to do it quick. Since the price of gas goes up and down, we noticed the price of our tickets just going up. I wouldn't wait too long. And going through the airline is much more expensive. We tried, and failed. :)

    Good luck!

  7. Go talk to a travel agent. They might give you some advice!!
    Families are the bane of my life right now so I won't even answer that question!!

  8. I'm so glad your brother did that. You really need this trip.

  9. Can't wait to meet up with you in Atlanta!! :)


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