Ok, so the speech is out there.  I’ve done it twice.  I may as well tell you what it’s about.  It’s about people who talk too much.  (Gen X alert!  (did you hear Run DMC when you read that? )


This speech actually comes from a painful place.  I have a dear friend who talks so much, she has no idea what has gone on in my life or anyone else’s life for that matter, for a very long time.  She hasn’t even heard how I did in the International speech finals in Harrison Hot Springs yet.  HELLO!  That was back in MAY!!!!!!!!!

I wish I was exaggerating but I’m not.

Everyone knows someone like this so it’s a gold mine for laughs.  It’s also a great place to CONNECT with people because it’s so universal.

I’ve watched both versions of the speech I did last week and I’ve seen that there is a place that I thought was pretty damned funny but I seem to be the only person who thinks so.  Therefore, I need to do something about that.

I’ve tweaked it, changed an entire paragraph and I hope it’s better than before.  I also lost what I realized was a redundant sentence, giving me more time for VALUABLE PAUSES which I just seemed to trip right over in BOTH speeches.  SHEESH.  I’ve been waiting for Meg to go to sleep so I can drill it out loud.

Spent almost all day yesterday working on homeschool stuff and felt AMAZING to be organized again.  I REALLY like to be organized.  It makes me anxious for things to be scattered and not neatly piled into the places that they should be.

Today was our first day of COMPLETE school- all of our classes.  It wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be- it’s just timely.  I really will need to be disciplined to do the things I want to do – eg.  be a great homeschooling mom, be a good Toastmasters President and be the World Champ.  Being a good wife is pretty easy with a good husband.