It’s Monday morning along about 8:00 as I write this. Normally, I post the blog on Sunday night. Apparently this week isn’t normal. So now you have to hear about it. You knew that was coming, didn’t you? Go ahead. Warm up your coffee. I’ll wait.
I started the week by getting home from Florida, where we spent two and a half months in a rental house. It was a lovely, fun time. I was almost completely non-productive, which shows you just how routine-entrenched I am. I’ve discovered it’s something about me that I’m okay with. This is a Good Thing. We all need to like things about ourselves. Even goofy things.
On Monday morning, I got an email from Wrangler Kristi with “LIZ!!!!” (yes, four exclamation points, I kid you not) in the subject line. She’d discovered that Carina Press had dubbed ONE MORE SUMMER one of its Best of 2012. There was a whole lot of shrieking going on then, let me tell you. I was—and am—so excited!
Later this week, I got an email from my other publisher, Harbourlight Books telling me they’d done a video for A SOFT PLACE TO FALL. Oh, my gosh, more shrieking. I’ve never had a video before and I was—and am—so excited!
It was a week of seeing kids and grandkids and getting the cats home. Of going back to my own church and my own grocery store and being where everybody waves at everybody else and five cars in an hour’s time is an unreasonable amount of traffic.
This morning, tea in hand, I stepped onto the back porch to come out to the office. Then went back inside for my boots. Here’s the view from the office window here in North Central Nowhere on the fifth day of spring.
Really? I mean, really?
Yeah, I’m still excited. Have a great week!