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Okay, so let me be honest...even though the title and the picture say Kangaroos, this post is not about Kangaroos, but about my friend and critique partner, Lucy.
Why the title Kangaroos? Because Lucy is from Australia, so I naturally thought of Kangaroos, and today is the letter K, not the letter L and I just couldn't wait another week to share.
You see Lucy is a single mum of four young children. She homeschools (yeah!). She writes (yippee). She loves God (hallelujah).
Several weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting Lucy in person while I was at the ACFW conference in Dallas, TX. Yes, she came all the way from Australia, leaving her young'uns home with a friend, to attend the conference. Her time zone is 12 hours + 2. Our day is her night. Our summer is her winter. The first few days she was a zombie. :-)
Well, Lucy is a hoot. I had such fun getting to know her better. She's sweet, too. She brought me TimTams. It's an Australian biscuit (cookie). The variety she brought me was caramel. YUM! Unfortunately, they are NOT available in the US. Bummer.
During the weekend, I tried to copy her accent. She said I needed to keep working on it. I couldn't get her name right and I was butchering "g'day". Ah well, maybe a trip to Australia would help? Yeah, right. I'm much better with "Howdy, y'all!" LOL
Another good thing about Lucy is that she pushes (yes, PUSHES) me to be a better writer. She asks hard questions that make me think (even when I don't wanna <- insert pout here).
So this post is a great big THANK YOU to my friend from down-under...Lucy.
PS. Beware Susan and Christina. Your time will come. mwahahah!