First: I am back from my trip to Iowa for the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. I’m very proud of my students! They worked hard and put everything into their props and performance. They placed 21st in their Division, which is good for a first time team and coach. While some of the kids have been to Worlds before, for a few it’s either their first time as a division two team, or their first time period. It was such an amazing experience! We made friends with a team from Singapore, watched their performance, and had them show up at ours. We even traded shirts with them! Their coach, Madeline, was nice and we talked while the girls traded Facebook names.
Second: Hatfields & McCoys the mini series. It’s incredible, but I can’t watch it because it’s too heartbreaking! It is hard to believe something like this happened between two families.
Third: Adam Lambert’s Tresspassing album is amazing. I love every single song on it, and that’s incredibly rare for me. “Outlaws of Love” is probably my favorite song on there.
Tomorrow morning at 7:10 I will be on my way to Iowa for Odyssey of the Mind World Finals! Very excited because it’s such an honor to be able to go, it’s a blast, great times with my students, and I’ve never been to Iowa. I’m actually landing in Nebraska and since I’ll be taking a bus from Omaha to Ames, I count the time in Nebraska as a new state! After all I’ll be able to take pictures from outside an airport!
Pictures will be posted when I get home! I can’t wait to see what it looks like. 🙂 Maybe I should make sure there are no letterboxes in the area so I don’t miss out on an opportunity to get a box I wouldn’t usually be able to get… hmm…
I haven’t logged in for quite some time, so I figure I should do an update!
On the book!: Andy Squared has been back in my hands for some time for another round of editing. It is due back to my editor soon, so I am happy that I get my April vacation to really crack down on tying up the last few strings.
You can now find Andy Squared on the Amazon website! It is available for preorder there. I was so excited to type in the name of the book and watch it pop up! It already has four likes and this time. Can we add more? 🙂 Check it out!
I also now have an author profile on Goodreads. They switched it over today because… Andy Squared is also on Goodreads now! You can check out my profile or take a look at the book and add it to your to-read pile!
On life!: I am a coach for Odyssey of the Mind and I am proud to say that my team took second place in the state finals for their problem and division, and we will be going to Iowa in May for the World Finals! I’m so excited and VERY proud of them! They worked so hard for it, and they’re working even harder now preparing for the big trip! GO TEAM!