On a completely different topic, in case no one noticed I never got around to writing a blog about the Nashville trip. Sigh. I truly intended to but now it has been over a month since the trip so I guess the Nashville blog was not to be. 😦 I’ll sum it up as best I can: The trip was amazing! I love the city of Nashville and I loved that there was a Starbucks with a kick-ass barista across from our hotel. Meeting New Kids was …. incredible! They are the sweetest guys and always so down-to-Earth. Of course, I was especially impressed with Joe McIntyre, but I always am. 🙂 He has been my favorite since the guys first came back in 2008 and was soooo sweet to me. I don’t know how many times he hugged me but he made me feel pretty awesome. He said he liked my boots, which is funny because I had been doubting my outfit choice. It was hot and I was wearing boots, which I know is odd but I feel comfortable and good about myself in them. Anyway, Joe always seems to pick up on what I’m insecure about and make me feel like a million bucks. I won’t go into more detail about what he said/did because I don’t like to feel like I’m bragging but if anyone wants to know I’ll tell you. 😉 The concert itself was AWESOME! Our seats were on the tip of the “penis stage” and since New Kids are on the main stage the majority of the show, I wasn’t too happy with those seats. Also, if you’ve read my sister’s blog (@abs1399) you know security wouldn’t let us stand at the barricade like all the other sections got to do so it kinda sucked. But the show rocked! Here is our 5* picture with the guys. I wish I hadn’t stood the way I did but the thing was Pennie (@Fan4Ever) & I had decided we were going to ask Joe if we could kiss his cheeks but they called for the picture before we could ask so we both are kinda like “Are we gonna do it?” That’s why we appear to be leaning toward him. LOL I wish we had just asked!
Anyhoo, after the show, we went to the afterparty thrown by Donnie & Jordan, where we had VIP with Jordan. I loved the venue for the afterparty – an Irish pub – my kind of place! Jordan’s VIP was in a back room where it was quiet and relaxed. When we walked in, Jordan was milling around amongst the fans, talking with people. How cool is that? He was very sweet and embarrassed my sister by calling out “ABS!” when he recognized her. It was awesome! When I told him I was her sister, he looked from me to her, his eyes got real big and he exclaimed, “Holy shit!” It was hilarious. 🙂 For more details on Abby’s interaction with him, see her blog. 😉 http://myupsndowns.wordpress.com/ I asked him to follow me on Twitter but he hasn’t. 😦 Oh well. I love my picture with him and he was just awesome. His performance on stage with Donnie after our meet & greet was also fantastic.
When we left the afterparty, I pretty much passed out even though we planned to go to Donnie’s Waffle House party. I still feel bad for passing out because I think our friend Amy (@MsKnitSox) really wanted to go but I literally could not get out of the bed once I collapsed. Sorry, Amy! xoxo So that was pretty much the gist of the Nashville trip! I wish that I could remember more details but too much time has passed. 😦
As for my writing (I may as well mention all my usual blogging topics), I have only written about a paragraph in the last few weeks. 😦 Very disappointed in myself. My excuse is I want to spend as much time as possible with my kids. Abby & I drove to Missouri mid-July to pick them up for the summer. We spent a couple of days in Chillicothe, MO (where I lived for 8 years. I had really missed that little town but not realized it) We took them to see Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (OMG! Awesome!!), gone to the swimming pool, went for ice cream, made signs for our NKOTBSB concert together. #goodtimes Then we drove to St Louis for the kids’ first concert. The show itself was probably not quite as good as Nashville but experiencing my kids’ first concert with them was unforgettable. 🙂 They all had such a great time! Even though Adeline fell asleep halfway through, I know she was having a blast. She wore herself out cheering for opening act Midnight Red. 😉 How cute is this?
Anyway, it has been extremely difficult to find time for writing with 3 kids in the house, selling Avon and everything else going on in life right now. I don’t know how people with real-world jobs could do it! So if anyone has tips on time management and how I can fit writing in, I’m all ears! I’m SO close to finishing my WIP and want to so badly! Hopefully inspiration will come knocking soon and I will finally be able to end the story and move on to publishing it. Any advice anyone has would be greatly appreciated! OK so this is a very long-winded post! Next time maybe I will blog about my last NKOTBSB concert in Greensboro and finally getting a Twitter follow from @joeymcintyre 😀 Until then…xoxo