This week is Autism Awareness Week at DietsInReview - how exercise and nutrition can help manage the disease. There will be fresh posts each day from parents and professionals alike. I'd also be pleased if you could click over and read what I have to say on necessary supplements - there's a bonus for which writer has the most traffic and I'd so love to win this month!
Wednesday morning I'm flying to New York City.
We all know I have lousy travel karma. My last flight involved a security issue, a safety issue, a canceled flight, a plane that died while taxing, and an arrival in NYC 8 hours late. But I got there, damnit!
I'm traveling to participate in an event that shall not be named on this here site due to ad network restrictions, but I'll be tweeting it (follow me on twitter at mttsm) and you can follow my adventures with the hashtag that rhymes with LingaSmitchen. Or you can go here and read all about the details. It looks really, really interesting.
I'm looking forward to seeing some of my bestest blogging friends and bringing down the city. I LOVE NYC.
Did I already mention that?
I'm not so nervous about flying, and can't wait for the trip - but I am uber nervous about one very special element of the trip. I'm meeting with my potential book agent to present my newly revamped book proposal. When I first sent her my proposal, she indicated that it was rambling and didn't crystallize the concept of my book very well, and encouraged me to redo said proposal, concentrating on several key areas. I think I've done that. I hope. If you are so inclined, I could really use the positive vibes/good juju/fervent prayers on my behalf.
Oh, and I still need to um, actually finish said proposal. I'm almost done. But I'm not sure it's enough.
Seriously, I need the prayers.
Speaking of great projects, I'd really love it if you could help my friend Rick out. His wife is a faithful reader here and Rick is working with a great organization called Charity:Water. He's soliciting donations and asked if I'd be able to put something here. Can you click on that link and help him out with even a few dollars? He's got a modest goal and I'd love it if my readers were instrumental in helping him fly right past it. In Rick's words...
I am collecting donations for nearly 1/6 of the World's population that
don't have access to clean drinking water who live in countries like
Uganda, Tanzania, and the Congo.
Charity: Water is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductable organization.
A $20 donation to Charity Water means that one person will receive clean water for 20 years.
A $250 donation means that two families of six can receive clean water.
A $5,000 donation equates to clean water for a community of 250.