Sunday, June 29, 2008


For years, I was working on a novel set in the South during the Civil War.  A few years ago, I set that aside to work on a story set mostly in Alaska.

Each time I travel home (to Florida) however, I think of something new to add to that first book.  Now, having over 5 consecutive hours of sleep (and almost 8 in one day), I'm ready to get to it!
The kids lost all of their electronics today and I remembered what it was like--back when they were in school--when I got a crack at the computer!  I may just get something done, yet!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Leaving on a jet plane

The kids and I are headed to Florida!  It will be absolutely wonderful to reconnect with old friends!  I am excited that my parents have offered to watch all three kids for the night but I've never left the baby for that long--I'm a tiny bit nervous!  This is my 3rd child and my parent's 12th grandchild--so the anxiety is reduced a just a little! ;)

I am debating whether or not to post photos when I get back.  (I haven't posted a photo of myself, yet!)  Maybe we'll see what kind of photos we end up with!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

You say potato...

I called it "a stomach bug."  Dr. Hubbie called this morning to report that rotavirus is going around.  Same thing.  
The baby has actually been vaccinated against rotavirus so I won't have to keep worrying that he will start showing messy symptoms, too.  Which is good and bad.  It is fantastic to think that I should be finished cleaning up after people.  The frustrating part is that the fever that he woke with this morning is something different.  (With a teething baby who chews on everything--it could be anything!)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I cannot believe that my 20th high school reunion is coming up already!  It will be great to see old friends again and my parents have offered to watch the kids.

If only I were twenty pounds lighter...

Summer reading

Do you have a summer reading list?

Each year, I believe that the kids and I will read more during the summer.  The kids are reading a little more, grudgingly, as we've told them they have to in order to play video games or go to the pool.

Keeping them busy during the summer does not leave much more time for me to read during the summer than any other time of the year, however!  I have these fantasies of reading through a few classics and a few new bestsellers but at the rate I'm going, I'll be lucky to finish an entire book!

What are you reading?