Yes, more thunder out of near-nothing clouds and the sun is shining. Thunder showers are in the forecast for today and also Friday, when I will driving home from Hot Springs. Luckie is under my footrest again.
As a local elected official, I am invited twice a year to the Arkansas Municipal League winter conference in Little Rock and summer convention in Hot Springs.
Because information can be redundant I chose to attend one of the two events every other year. This is the year and I have chosen to go to the convention at Hot Springs.
A friend has been chosen by a Municipal League Planning Official to show a PowerPoint presentation of how our little city chose to re-write our comprehensive plan. I want to attend her workshop to support her.
She has worked hard as planning chairperson with little support from citizens or city officials. I have an interest in planning and zoning which I may pursue when I am no longer alderman.
Tomorrow I will have the forgotten pleasure of plundering through my closet for smaller sized, dressy clothes since I have lost 23.5 lbs. I have some nice things I haven't worn in a long time. They are still "fat" clothes but smaller than my current "fat" clothes; that's got to be progress!
Hopefully I won't fall too far off the diet wagon at convention; they surely do serve some scrumptious food. A lot of desserts are chocolate, so I give them to my friend. I am an odd ball not addicted to chocolate!
We are staying at the historic Arlington Hotel and Spa in the Bathhouse District. I will have my notebook with me as the Hotel has wireless internet free, but not sure what kind of time I will have, as there are events both nights.
There is no telling what tales I will have when I return.
So until Saturday I am AWOL!!!