Has it Really Been a WEEK?

Hello Friends!  I feel like Madame Blueberry singing her song, “I’m so busy, busy, dreadfully busy, you’ve no idea what I have to do.”  It’s such a catchy, annoying tune.  Too bad I don’t know how to video tape myself singing it for you.

Scrapping in the Pines was fabulous as usual.  Four days of resting, eating, taking walks (shopping counts in there!), watching movies and chatting with the girlfriends.  It comes at such a great time of year too, right after school and sports have started.  Ahhhhhh.  The soothing memories occasionally last for almost a month!  It was an exciting time filled with centipedes, a skunk and Veronica’s four clothing changes per day.  Highly amusing!

My son, Austin, turned THIRTEEN on Monday.  I’m officially a mother of two teenagers.  I can’t be that old.  He is slowly catching up to his sister (who has only grown 1/8 of an inch in three years…. ) and me.  I’ve still got 5 inches on him, but it won’t last long.  His birthday request was a street hockey game with his homees.  It will be Friday night… pizza, hockey, cake and ice cream.  Makes for a good teenage induction evening.  Here is the most recent picture I have of Aus.

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My husband’s mother and brother are here visiting for a week, so there is more cooking going on and less homeschooling.  But the visits are always full of laughter and good times.  They are already all sunburned from extended pool time… including my children.  How many times does a mother have to say, “RE-APPLY Sunscreen?”  Oh well.

Exciting news is that my Laughing in the Midst of Marriage book came hot off the press yesterday!  I should have a hot little copy in my hot little hand by Saturday!  So exciting.  This sort of crept up on me and I need to rock-n-roll to get it available on my website.  When I told the kids that it came out, Larisa said, “Congratulations!  You’re a published author.”  And Keeve added, “Again.”  So it’s not as thrilling as the first time, but thrilling nonetheless.  I’ll be sure to post pictures of the cute little purple books when they arrive.  Oh!  And I need to go buy a cute little purple shirt to match!… or a cute little purple jacket… at least good purple jewelry.  Any excuse to accessorize will work.

No adoption  news to report.  Please stay tuned.  I know I am.

I’m gearing up for the D6 Conference in Frisco, TX next week.  Not only do I get to speak, but I get to meet all the people at Randall House who work so diligently on my book!  I’m so excited!  And I just can’t hide it.  I’m about to lose control and I think I like it.  Like it.  I’m also looking forward to seeing Tim Hawkins.  He totally rocks my socks.  He’s so stinkin’ funny.  It’s not too late to join the festivities!  www.D6Conference.com Sept 23-25 just north of Dallas.  Come and be blessed.

Over and out.

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6 Responses to “Has it Really Been a WEEK?”

  1. Jill Says:

    Let’s see……

    1. centipedes….. eewwwwe!!!!

    2. yes, you definitely ARE old enough to have TWO teenagers, thankyouverymuch.

    3. so glad you found another reason to get new clothes and jewelry!! Can’t wait to get my book!

    4. can you get Tim Hawkins autograph for me????

  2. rixgal Says:

    Jill, I did think of you when I was completely grossed out by the centipede. It was truly disgusting.
    I tried Steinmart today and found NOTHING… in the clothing department, but I can ALWAYS find jewelry!
    I’ll borrow Larisa’s orange shirt and go ask for Tim Hawkin’s autograph. Anything for you, friend!

  3. Jill Says:

    I knew I could count on you…..

  4. Heather Bee Says:

    Linda, I’m so excited to see your new book! I definitely want an autographed copy. :)

  5. Jill Says:

    Did you say that autographed copies are $20 more???

  6. Gramps and Gram Says:

    i Hi Linda,

    Anxious to buy a copy of your new book. So exciting!

    Centipedes – I recall seeing them as a very young person when we lived
    in Colorado. If I remember right, they bite. Gram

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