Sunday, January 16, 2011

LAWKI Month Updates

Aunt Denise, you will be happy to hear that I am speaking at a Relief Society Activity Night about our LAWKI Month experiment. It is Tuesday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. at our ward building if anyone is interested.

As I have been preparing for this, I have reread everything I posted and realized that I never did mention my 15 minutes of fame from this on the blog. (Remember from the beginning, this is really my non-existent blog that I don't regularly post to, and notice how many times I have posted since LAWKI month.) When I wrote during that month, I did not know how to have the comments people made emailed to me. I would just check every now and again and respond when people said something. (I figured it out now, thanks)

Because of that, I did not notice for a few days that a lady (Karen) from the agency that published the book Life As We Knew It had commented and asked me to get in contact with her. It took my friend Emily mentioning it for me to go and check and follow up with her. Karen asked more about our experiment and why we had done it. She also asked if she could send my name and blog info to a person from Publishers Weekly to write an article about the whole thing. I said yes, wondering if this really was a prank call.

A few days later, a journalist from Publishers Weekly did call and interview me. She also spoke with Mette Ivie Harrison, the author who had the original idea of LAWKI month, Susan Pfeffer, the author of the book. The article was printed on November 4th and can be read here:

Anyway, that is the update from the LAWKI Month front. I have 20 slides done on my PowerPoint for the RS activity. I am trying to not bore people while sharing some lessons learned. If anyone has suggestions for things that you most remembered, or things that made you think about your situations and even better, do some emergency prop or food storage, please comment. I could use the advice.