Did ya miss me? Did ya miss me? Huh? Huh? Huh? Did ya?
Yes, I was gone. ;o)
I missed a week in preparation for the ALBC conference, which with the help of some of my zoopeeps, I hosted and helped coordinate. And, everything went quite well, in spite of a couple of minor glitches, which of course go hand in hand with anything called “an event”.
The coolest part? My husband and I won the Bixby-Sponenberg award for conservation of rare breeds of livestock. This award is the pinnacle of achievement in rare breed conservation in the country. I always hoped to win it someday, I just figured I had about a decade to go before I reached the level of coolness required.
So yeah, it was one of about three times in my life I’ve been at a loss for words. And of course, Eric makes me give the thanks speech.
ALBC also gave the zoo a special award for being a great conservation partner, and it was awesome to be able to share it with my zoopeeps Lish and Danny. Who also made me give the thanks speech. Hmmmm. I’m starting to see a pattern…
Anyway, it was one of the best weeks of my life, and I figured I deserved a week off after to revive my fried synapses.
But, I’ve been missing you all, and anxious to catch up. I’ve been missing my ROW sis, Barbara! And I’m sure Natalie has come up with something that will make me spit my coffee all over my computer screen.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and give me a shout and let me know how it went!