Wednesday night, as I drove home from a meeting, the huge Harvest Moon broke through the clouds, beaming bright on the road ahead of me.
I relished the beauty of it, but would you believe I didn't even think about grabbing my camera when I got home?
Something must be wrong with me.
I've now experienced my first huge convention - the Keller Williams Mega Camp, held here in the Austin Convention Center.
It started Thursday. Vendors, freebies, inspirational speakers, live music, and thousands of people from all over the world...so it was pretty amazing that a friend from high school, another new agent based in San Antonio , was sitting just a row behind me that first day.
I haven't met with my writing group in...well, I think it's been a few months. But this week I got a sympathy card from them in the mail because of my daddy's passing. Inside, there was another card containing a Best Buy gift card. They had chipped in to help me buy a new printer.
That just blew me away.
I'm glad they haven't given up on me!
Tom's brother Steve and his wife, Kim, are visiting from Arizona. She's an agent with Keller Williams (my sponsor) and came in for the convention, and they just planned their trip to stay over for the weekend.
The last time they were here, six years ago for Tom's big 50th birthday party/Shallue family reunion, it rained and rained and rained.
Then it stopped and we've been in a drought ever since.
Well, Thursday night it started raining and it didn't stop until early this morning.
Obviously, Steve and Kim need to visit more often.
Today...the first day of autumn...the sky cleared to a vivid blue, there was a golden tint in the sunlight, and temperatures dropped enough to enjoy lunch on a patio overlooking Lake Marble Falls.
Friday was Mama and Daddy's 64th wedding anniversary. Sigh.