Monday, July 2, 2012


I can't believe it's already here, and it's already shaping up to be the busiest month of my summer. June was a bit crazy in and of itself, rounding out nicely with a kid with a 105 degree fever (he's totally fine now) and a deadly storm with hurricane force winds that hit 85mph sweeping through our area a few days ago. We lucked out and didn't lose power (though many just minutes away did). My heart goes out to the lives that were lost. In any case, you can see why I've been scarce.

As for July, here's a list of just some of the things going on:

Canada Day - Happy yesterday to all my Canadian friends :)
Independence Day - Happy 4th of July (ahead of time) to all in the states!
A full moon tomorrow - Like I can take my boys acting any crazier lol.
RWA Nationals...just three weeks away!!!
Multiple doctor's appointments for school and sports physicals
Eye exams before school starts
Orthodontist appointments
School sports tryouts, music classes and all the other summer kid stuff
The Olympics!!! Do you watch?
Battling japanese beetles organically. From the looks of two fruit trees, they're winning.
Family visits
And there's so much more...

Although I'll try to visit blogs as time permits (I'd miss you all if I didn't), I won't be posting for the next two weeks. I'll try to make up for it with RWA news/pictures and future interviews.

Anyone else bending under the weight of the 'sagging middle' of summer? What crazy things are on your schedule? Are you going to Nationals?


  1. Launching my first book! Next week!! I'm swamped. Have a fun summer :)

  2. Hey Carol! I got the kindle version of In Name Only and just started reading it today. Love the opening scene! Can't wait to finish it. I'm sure you're swamped and excited and everything. Congrats!

  3. You sound like you've got the same crazy summer that I've got.

    I'll be at the Nationals this year. I can't wait!!!! We're going a few days early so I can go to Disneyland with the family.

  4. Hey Stina! I hope I get to meet you in person.

    Crazy indeed. I did FINALLY manage to update my left side blog feeds today. It has been too long. I think I need to make yet another to do list LOL.

  5. Glad you came through the storm okay. Looking forward to some vacation time in a few days.

  6. Well, you already know how my July started. I hope that will be as bad as it EVER gets. :)

    I'm sorry to hear your kid had a 105 fever. That's always scary. Take care and take it easy.

  7. Hi J.L. - Enjoy your vacation!

    Hi Maria - So glad you found your dog safe and sound. You take care too.

  8. Summer here is CRAZY too.
    Won't be going to Nationals this year. WAH! Probably next year. I will go to the NJRW Conference in October though.

  9. Enjoy your vacation! Sounds like you will need it!

  10. Hey Jennifer - You'll be missed at Nationals!

    Hi Pat - Thanks! And thanks for stopping by and following too :)