Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday Meandering

My crazy busy September responsibilities is almost at an end.

Last weekend I attended another writing retreat, only one night. But I was one of the keynote speakers. It was humbling experience and an honor to have  been asked. I only put one person to sleep, that I could see. Or maybe she was checking her eyelids for holes.

View from the front of the house
The house we stayed in was amazing, and I had an opportunity to discover a beautiful little valley in northern Utah.

I understand Morgan is the only incorporated city in Morgan County. You drive through a canyon that opens onto a valley. Lots of farm fields and horses. Beautiful homes.

We got a little lost (missed a sign) so we took the scenic route. This is the only town I've seen where the elementary school, junior high, high school, and the university extension are all on the same block.

There was a pool and hot tube in back. Rough life, I know.
View inside the house.
Lots of bedrooms and open areas to write.

This is one of my speaker gifts. I love a sense of humor.

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This week's final challenge is work related, giving a presentation on minutes and open meetings law. I've been working on the PowerPoint presentation for forever. I found this awesome video on how to avoid death by PowerPoint. I've implemented his suggestions. Here's hoping it works. 

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Hubby and I have tickets to see The Maze Runner tonight. So excited! I loved the book series by James Dashner. It was awesome to see the film take the top spot at the box office this weekend.

What did you do this weekend? Did you see The Maze Runner?


  1. Enjoy the movie.
    Unique design of the place you stayed for the retreat. I like the open air layout.

  2. So glad the retreat went well. And awesome you're going to see Maze Runner. I want to as well. Really liked the book.

  3. We do hate PowerPoint. THE MAZER RUNNER will be getting a sequel next year too

  4. The movie sure did shoot to the top pf the box office. Awesome the retreat went well. Only one person checking the back of their eyelids isn't bad haha

  5. Haven't read the Maze Runner yet. Need to get on that. And lucky you, getting away for a little writer retreat. :)

  6. Haven't read or seen The Maze Runner--but I keep seeing the title as The Maize Runner and I think of races through corn mazes.

  7. I've lived in some really small cities. Can you imagine a city with no McDonald's or a WalMart? In the last place I lived, there was the Corn Maize that was pretty popular for pranks in October :)

    Hope the audience was receptive to your speech.

  8. Small cities are interesting to visit. It's been awhile since I've created a PowerPoint.

  9. This weekend I worked, of course.

  10. Oh, for fun, Donna! I wish I had been there! And I'm DYING to see Maze Runner… dying…

  11. I admire the fact that you spoke to a group. I had to laugh, I live in a town much like this one in Canada--so beautiful. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette


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