So, what has Tristi been up to the last few days, you ask? Did you miss me?
Monday I went out in the blazing, roaring, scorching heat in my un-airconditioned van and bought several sets of plastic drawers for my daughter's bedroom. I haven't gotten beyond that, although I have all sorts of plans to reorganize her room.
Tuesday I went out in the somewhat-less boiling, but still sizzling, heat in my air-conditioned car to go grocery shopping. Between the traffic of cars and construction on the street and the traffic of people and carts in the store, that was quite the adventure, let me just say.
Yesterday, I went up to the LDBA convention in Sandy. That's a convention held every year where publishers display their wares for the LDS bookstores. If you have a new book coming out, you're sometimes asked to sign books there, and it's a lot of fun. This year I helped talk to people about the Whitney Awards. That was a lot of fun -- but I felt like a dope when I couldn't remember one of the categories the award is offered in -- and Rob says to me, "What you write, Tristi." Oh, yeah -- there's an award for historical fiction, too. (blushing) Be sure to go to the Whitney site and nominate your favorite book by an LDS author that was published this year, okay? As badly as I know you all want to vote for me, I don't have a new book out this year, so you'll have to think of someone else.
So you're expecting me to tell you how clean my house is and how much I've gotten done so far, right? Well, I'm not gonna 'cause it hasn't happened yet. A lot of other things have cropped up. But today I'm cleaning house, you betcha.
Oh, and another fun thing -- my mom got her mission call today. She's going to Italy, just like she wanted!