I'm so so sorry. I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off! Finally got all Bug's cavities filled, got her birthday invitations done, though still not mailed. Last weekend...no, 2 weekends ago, we had a performance for choir at a home for severely mentally handicapped people. It was so much fun. They are so receptive and appreciative of the music so it's a real party atmosphere and very laid back. Then this past weekend hubs turned 40 so we were gone for the weekend and it was SOO packed with stuff to do that I need a vacation to recover from the vacation. Swimming every day, bowling, mini-golf, jungle dome, etc. Plus I had a nasty cold and was already tired from that and what I really needed was down time, not running all over with the kids. But, it's over and I'm slowly getting back to myself. Tomorrow is the Easter breakfast at school, so I have to go early to peel fruit, etc. Good news: MM gets to move on to the last pool for swimming in May! So so happy that it's going well. He's loving it, too. But between his swimming lessons, physical therapy, Bug's dentist appointments, and all my stuff for choir and for the school parents board, I've had something to do almost every day the last few weeks. This weekend is the beginning of the May vacation so the kids will be home for 2 weeks. I'm hoping to get some cleaning done, but that's always tricky with kids under foot. And now I have a new book to read for my author friend that may or may not be REALLY hard for me. She says it's more disturbing than some of them I've read, but there was one she wrote that she really didn't think I'd be able to handle and it was no problem...a completely different kind of "disturbing" than the kind I have problems with. I have a hard time with suspense and gore...like a serial killer. But stuff like trauma, while it's devastating, it doesn't give me the nightmares that thrillers do. So I'm going to try to read this one, not knowing in which way it will be disturbing. She does disturbing very well, though. So that's pretty much what's up with me. Busy!!!!
Lynne, I hope you were able to get the books up on Amazon. Is there a link to pre-order from light the dark or whatever the name of the company was that I ordered from the last 2 times?
I love the mountains...a picnic in the mountains is one of life's simple pleasures...I really miss that. Where I went to college, we were only about 30 minutes or so from Lake Marie up in the Snowy Range and my friends and I would go up and "meet a tree" (basically just enjoy the quiet and serenity) and we might grab some chicken, or burgers and go up to the lake and just sit. We also had a day retreat at the lodge up there every year for the audition only choir and we would go outside and sing in the forest...it was so amazing. There was also a natural rock climbing area in the other direction from the University called Veedauwoo (pronounced vee-duh-voo) where we spent many a holiday having barbecues and climbing over boulders. I miss the rugged nature of Wyoming...we don't have that here.
Susie, I'm so glad you stopped in! No, we haven't had an appointment with the child psychologist yet...we're on a waiting list. I hope it doesn't take long. MM fell on the playground at school today and worked himself up into such hysterics that he didn't even remember why he was crying, just that he needed to cry. (I happened to be at the school getting stuff ready for the easter breakfast for tomorrow) So I'm really hoping we get in sooner rather than later...we all need help!
Glad your friends are receptive of the book. Are you getting positive feedback from agents/publishers?
Sarah, if you love cleaning, you are welcome to come do my house! It's really hard for me to do anything if the kids are home because you start picking up their stuff and they get more out. Maybe we'll get some nice-ish weather and I can kick them outside in the vacation.
When is your trip again?
Sean, sounds like you are at least getting some decent sleep. Is the headache from sleeping too deeply? I get that sometimes...it's almost like a hangover, I guess, though I have never had a hangover so I don't know. But it's a throbbing headache where your head feels like it's stuffed full of cotton.
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