This morning I'm getting the Phoenix Rising newsletter ready to send out. I sent it to all the involved authors and asked them to look it over the other day, and there were no problems, so I decided to get it out this morning. Unfortunately, I promptly ran into two difficulties. I realized I didn't know the full name of one columnist-- she signed her email only with her first name, and we have two authors by that name. NCP has somewhere in the neighborhood of sixty or seventy authors, and I don't recognize every email addy. So I had to email her for more info so she gets proper credit. Secondly, Yahoo insists on reformatting my cut-and-pasting very oddly, so I have another email in to someone who might be able to help me. I hate Yahoo!
Yesterday I lost a child:-). I waited at the bus stop for my first grader and watched all the kids get off the bus... and she wasn't among them. I asked the other kids about her, and no one had seen her, so I walked back home to call the school, imagining the poor kid scared to death as she rode the wrong bus all over the county. Happily, the school had just left a message on my answering machine-- she'd missed the bus somehow and was waiting in the office. So I drove over to the school to fetch her. I'm still not sure how she missed the bus... most likely she was reading and failed to hear the announcement. Yep, she's her mother's child, all right:-D.