Happy February! I must confess I'm never sad to see January go as it is my least favorite month. Now that we're creeping toward spring I feel a lightness in my spirit and maybe you do, too. Our Wal-Mart is even stocking early spring flowers! Besides books, flowers are my other passion. But lately it's just books, books, books.
Some of you may be wondering if I'm still married and have children, if we still homeschool, and if we're as heavy into the violin/fiddle as we used to be, etc:-). All that seems to have taken a backseat to the book biz lately, at least on this blog. So I thought I'd take a couple of minutes to catch you up. I really do have a real life vs. a writing life. Here's proof...
This weekend both my boys, bless them, decided to come down with stomach flu. So I had to switch hats fast and play nurse. And I'm not a good nurse! Anybody else wonder why stomach bugs always bite in the middle of the night? Believe me, I wanted to fly away to my imaginary world more than ever. But they're much better today. Other than that, things are humming along. I'm down to only homeschooling my 10 year old, Paul, as he's my fiddler and that's a big part of our day. Wyatt (13) has survived 5 months of public school/7th grade after being at home for his elementary years. His only complaint is the homework. Homeschoolers just don't have homework, at least not in our house!
We're pretty excited as my mom is flying in from Kentucky this weekend and will be with us 2 weeks. We get to stuff her with salmon and Starbucks and make her rainproof. She hasn't seen my boys for a whole year - the longest separation ever.
On the publishing front, I'm expecting a big shipment of bookmarks and postcards for Courting Morrow Little soon. If you'd like either, please send me your snail mail address (I have many of yours already) and I'll be happy to mail them out to you this spring. You can leave a comment here or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Since I love bookmarks, I can never have too many. And my publisher makes the most beautiful bookmarks!
Are you sorry to see January go? Anything fun happening in February for you? Or beyond?