I really must apologize (again) for my recent comparative silence on this blog. Our show on the 10th was a rousing success. We were only a few tickets away from selling out, and we got a standing ovation. Pleased? Yes! But I'm also going through withdrawals because I can't do it again tomorrow.
Aaron and I have added a new family member (photos below). His name is Leo, and he claimed my heart the minute I saw him in a bin at the feed store waiting for someone to take him home. As you can see from the photo on the right, he and Ferdinand are not yet the best of friends, but they are developing a mutual respect.
Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased my book in June, shared my last blog post, or in other ways helped to spread the word about my ten-year celebration plans. I have not brought in as much as I hoped, but neither have I done as badly as I feared, and there is still the second half of the month to go. I really am very grateful for everyone's continued support and encouragement. I really believe in the UICC and what they do, and would be honored to contribute to their cause. I'll leave you with a speech by Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, whose son had leukemia at the age of two, and who works with the UICC, as well as setting up and directing a cancer care center in Jordan. A wonderful example of a powerful woman using her position for the greater good.