Saturday, July 24, 2010

TWO Months from Today

Where has the time gone. Remember way back in April when this little idea was born. And then it grew and we got soooo excited and everyone tried to figure out how they could swing it. And then we started hearing people from all over the world wanted in and the excitement grew. Then there was the disappointment of those who weren't able to make it happen this year.

Does it remind you of waiting and hoping and praying for lapband surgery. Well this time a bunch of us will not have to suffer pain (although those little pain pills were kind of nice). The B.O.O.B.S are meeting in Chicago in 2 short months. Yes, I said
CHICAGO!
Just two months from today! Bloggers from all over the world will be converging on the windy city for a weekend of fun, laughter and comraderie. Exhausting. But we will get through it. I think we need another weightloss challenge (hint, hint Kristen). I wonder how much weight I can lose so you don't think I am fat! I know you are all thinking the same thing. But it doesn't matter. We get it.

I wish I could meet every single blogger out there but alas this is just our first group hug. I know there will be many more. And no one will be left out. I promise. We will have lots of "face time" with each other and many of us are in the walk or run on the Saturday morning. I'm walking the 5k so I hope there are others who will sign up and keep me company or just be there to give me a sweaty high five at the end.

I have been thinking about how we can just order a couple of appetizers and be happy little campers. We'll let Drazil eat all our leftovers since she will be all buff from her current eating regime. The organizing team is doing an amazing job and we admire your drive to make this happen for complete strangers. Go B.O.O.B. organizers. We heart you.

One more Chicago comment. I hope my roomie (Robin) is getting excited to meet me. She is a trained life saver so we might just need her! Heck, I hope everyone is getting super excited to meet me!

And last but not least today, I started following some newbies. Please go visit them and give them some support. You know the old pay it forward type of support. Here are a few of them:
A to Z
Amaris
DeeDee
I can do this
LJ
Seeing in Colour

TWO MONTHS! Can you feel the excitement!

18 comments:

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

Sandy, I did not realize how close September is! I will be joining you for the 5K walk. I am so excited to meet everyone!

Barbara said...

Well I can't call you tootsie roll, but I will call you Sugar Pop.. and sugar pop I CAN NOT WAIT TO GIVE YOU A BIG SQUEEZE AND HUG!!
I feel like I am going to a high school reunion.. and I am getting very excited and start to freak out a little bit about what to pack.. I think we need an event calendar cause I might wind up bringing a trunk with me..
AND I totally agree the BOOB organizers should be toasted for the job they have done.. I truly hope this is the beggining of a long standing tradition. So Sugar Pop.. I think you are going to have a whole bunch of BOOBs wanting to hang with you... hugs.. and stay cool.. today is definitely a pool day!!

Kerri said...

YAY for Chicago! I would lovetosay that Iamgoing to run the 5k but I don't know if that will be possible. I may be walking with you!

Lily's Mommy said...

Sandy, you have been fabulously supportive of me, and I am so appreciative! Thank you!!!

And have fun in Chicago!!!!

Kristin said...

So excited to meet you, Sandy. And everyone else. It's going to be a nice feeling to be with a group of people who understand where I've been and where I am now, even though we're all so different.

Carmen said...

whoo hoo!! two months!!!! i can't wait!!

Cindylew said...

Hey Tootsie Roll...can't wait to see you in Chicago.
Can. Not. Freakin'. Wait!!!!!

Janelle said...

Hope you guys have fun :) Next time bring int to the Pacific Northwest and then maybe I can come.

Even though I won't be there I WILL be having fun with my hubby, we are going to the UPROAR Festival in Auburn, WA that weekend and we are SO excited!!

Nella said...

You guys are gonna have a blast!
I am with Janelle...we need something on the WEST side baby!

Can't wait to hear all the "stories"!

-Grace- said...

I am super excited!!! :) I can't believe it's only 2 months away!

The Shrinking Rini said...

Wooohoooo! It'll be here before we know it! I registered for the 5k as well. See you then!

Band-Babe said...

Waiting for Chicago is alot like waiting for surgery! And it's so strange it's getting so close... it really is going to happen. I think that everyone is going to be as supportive in person as they have been online. Everyone has been so open and honest, and if anything, we haven't given ourselves enough credit or build up. Meeting this group is going to be better than expected... for everyone... and I'm expecting it to be really good...

Michelle said...

I see alot of people lately mentioning this Boobs thing. What is it?

Roo said...

8 weeks and counting....I gotta sign up for the walk/run on Saturday...will do it this week....Not sure if I can run it, but hopefully walking will be ok with my back and all..still having trouble.....can't wait!

Drazil said...

Um I have dibs on the first hug with you mmkkkaayy? So if someone tries to hug you before you - you have to promise to beat them with a stick.

Stephanie said...

Draz is going to have to fight me for that hug! I will be walking the 5K with you and gilfriend, it is going to be an awesome time! 2 months left!! Woo-Hoo!

Sam said...

http://banded4me.blogspot.com/2010/08/versatile-blogger-award.html

I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award - thanks for your great blog.

Dinnerland said...

I'm sorry that I'm going to miss this event!! It sounds fun...

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