So, instead of showering, I immediately logged into Blogger. All my blog contents were still on dashboard so I wisely discerned that this was a cosmetic hack, not a real one. :) I hit republish, waited the mini-eternity for the blog to process, and then, after refreshing the screen on Firefox (you always have to do that after publishing), the old friendly face of my blog reappeared.
Raced through my shower, threw on my clothes, loaded my car, skipped dinner and flew out the door to speak at the PEACH homeschooling meeting in Xenia. Great time! I brought a friend (who is my shipper/handler) with me. We drove in the dark looking for the little church among all the little churches and houses... And saw the following sign on the Baptist building next to the one where I spoke:
We'll give ya fifty bucks if you can find those three words in the Bible.
The meeting next door, wherein I taught moms how to teach writing, went great. Brave Writer (my business) is coming up on its seventh anniversary (in January). In the last two speaking engagements, I've had moms coming to the events just to tell me how much Brave Writer has helped them. It's so gratifying. Only a couple of years ago, no one in these groups had ever heard of Brave Writer. Now I've got all these enthusiastic moms sharing about the classes they've taken, the success their older kids are having in college and so on. Ahhhh.
Well, off to be a conscientious homeschooler myself. Today, I'll be going down to Xavier to watch the lecture Reza Aslan gave last night at Xavier (on DVD). Jon (husband) attended and declared that finally we have a sane voice among academics who appears to understand the true nature of aggressive Islam and what the reformation in Islam means to the Arab world and to the rest of us.
I'll be sure to share about that once I find two minutes to rub together.