Three days before I head to California, not on a Clipper, but on a train, all by myself!! Headed there for the Society of Children's Book Writer and Illustrators National Conference. ( check it out @ www.scbwi.com) Four days of authors, illustrators,book publishers, art directors, agents, etc rubbing elbows. Very nice group of people- thank goodness. Will be entering my portfolio in the Showcase- (looking for an icon that means "freaking out"- The whole trip will be fun and exciting- just kind of right now in the " what in the #$##@#$$^%$@ was I thinking mode!!