The last few weeks have been awfully busy, for one reason or another. That explains the lack of blogging here. At least, that's the story I'm sticking to.
This week is a busy one, too. It's the week of the Miss Georgia Pageant. This is the Miss America line of pageants, not the Miss USA line. That makes it busy for a couple of reasons.
First, the Miss Georgia pageant is held in Columbus. And, if you work in downtown Columbus, as I do, you're going to be impacted by that.
Next, my niece is competing. She's Miss Wayne County. It's her first year in the "Miss" category. Last year, she competed in the "Teen" category as Miss Columbus Outstanding Teen.
Then, my sisters are in town, and there's some friction between Wife and them over an incident last fall. Until that's ironed out (if ever), Wife is avoiding them to avoid a confrontation, lest the phrase "and the horse you rode in on" be uttered.
I shall not dwell on that mess right now: I'm attending the pageant for my niece.
Then, work is a bear. Major projects going on that take up lots of time and -- this is key -- energy.
And, I have a trip out of town this weekend. My grandmother (she's 96) has a cell phone for emergencies. We thought about one of those "I've fallen and I can't get up" things, but we went with a Jitterbug phone instead. She's had it a couple of years, but now Jitterbug's accounting/billing is all buggered up, so I'm quite displeased with them right now. So, I ordered a new phone to add to our Verizon family plan, and plan to get it to Grandma this weekend and toss the Jitterbug into the river. I'm just undecided between the Altamaha, Ocmulgee, or the Chattahoochee.
So, it's been a busy time, and it won't let up any time soon.
But the main thing I'm trying to focus on the the Miss Georgia Pageant.
The Peach State has lots of lovely and talented young ladies, so the competition is tough. Last night was the first night of four. The first three are the preliminaries. Saturday night, they announce the winners of the first three nights cumulative scoring, and pare the roster down. Whether or not my niece makes the cut, I don't know. She could make it, but she's up against a lot of other pageant winners. We're thrilled that she made it this far. Whether or not she does well enough to place, or perhaps advance to the next step (Miss America Pageant), we're proud of her no matter what.
If you want to watch, we'd love to have you. No, I'm not going to shell out $175 for a ticket package for you. But I will give you the link to the WRBL Website where you can watch over teh internets.
You might not see my niece win any of the competition. But you'll get to see some lovely, talented young ladies. And, who knows, you might just see my niece walk away with the crown.