Just a thought… If happiness is the goal and it should be, then adventures should be top priority. [Richard Branson}
Welcome to Tuesday! I’m writing this on the way home from a fantastic event at Chapters in Mississauga last night hosted by Michelle Butterly, my longtime co-worker and friend from 98.1 CHFI.
Last night was all I’d hoped it would be and it came on the heels of a fantastic day with Lisa Brandt, my Libra sister from another mister. We had so much catching up to do as we got our nails done, shopped and prepared for last evening’s event and we’ll continue to catch up tomorrow en route to Kitchener for a book signing at 7 pm at Indigo with CHYM FM’s Adele Newton!
Last night saw a lovely turnout at this glorious two-storey Indigo store and big thanks to manager Louise and her incredibly helpful staff for making our interview, Q & A and book signing afterward such a delight. An extra special thank you to Michelle Butterly for her work in preparing the interview and for her kind words throughout.
I can only hope that Adele and l get to experience the same tomorrow in Kitchener.
Today’s the biggest day of this adventure-filled week in terms of excitement and busyness as we prepare for two shows at the Flato Markham Theatre at Highway 7 and Warden! It began with an idea: Allan Bell, fundraiser for the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation, decided to book an evening with me and Bev Thomson, call it “Reclaiming Joy” and sell tickets.
They sold so enthusiastically that he added a second show at 2 pm today. But Bev was busy with her CTV News job, so my former morning show partner Mike Cooper jumped in and offered to host. It is going to be a terrific day but the busy part?
Two shows plus a VIP reception in between and a little down time to get a bite to eat. It was decided that since it takes me hours to sign books, hug and meet with each person (as it did last night in Mississauga), I should sign the books in advance. So here’s what we did: I was shipped 1200 book labels, or “plates” as they’re called, and weekend before this last one, I signed and added wishes to every single one of them! Here are the first three hundred done.
By the end, I was getting a little bit woozy: I wrote “love and hate” instead of “love and joy” and “hopefully” instead of “gratefully.” Yeah, about ten of them ended up torn in half. Oops!
As much as I would just love to hug and talk with everyone today and tonight it’s not going to be possible because of time. I can only hope that there will be a chance in the future….
So wish us all luck today and by the way, if you’re waking up reading this and wishing you’d bought tickets, there are still some available. It’s not a huge theatre, so all of the seats are pretty good and we’d love to share the message of Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss and (most of all) Reclaiming Joy.
Have a great day. I’ll try to share an update tomorrow before we head to Kitchener for another book signing at Chapters!