Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Life keeps getting in the way

I highly doubt it's possible for my life to get anymore sidetracked than it already does.

New Orleans is just over 2 weeks away and I've hardly posted about it at all. Why?

Life just keeps getting in the way.

Since we last "talked", my daughter moved out, and eventually came clean about being pregnant. We planned a wedding, that was then cancelled by her fiance. Too much time and money lost that I'll never get back, not to mention the stress and mental anguish.

I finished the edits on my book with Llewellyn that will be out in February: Spells for Tough Times: Crafting Hope When Faced With Life’s Thorniest Challenges.

Definitely the longest book I have ever written (it will be over 400 pages!), but also very fulfilling. I really feel this book will be a help and comfort to people, so I'm rather proud of it.

I am working on a proposal for another book with Llewellyn, and hope to have that finished up this week so I can start the waiting game to see if they are interested in it.

Still working on surveys and need to get a whole lot of them tallied, but that project is going to be ongoing for quite a while.

Things are moving along, though slowly, with Nurturing Necessities. Turned in the paperwork on the 1023 form to try to get us non-profit status, got an update from them last week wanting some other information, and they had some changes they wanted made, that's been taken care of and now that waiting game begins again to.

My parents also sold their home in Missouri and so when I get back from New Orleans, I'll have my True Blood season 3 marathon, get all my clothes washed and then repack a few things to go down there to help pack them up and drive them back up here to northern Illinois where they will be living in an assisted living facility. Mom and dad moved close to 13 years ago, and it's going to be different having them around for the holidays and stuff again, but I'm glad they are coming home.

Today I am going to be playing in dirt. We are supposed to hit 80 degrees today, the first time probably since last September! My garden that is usually done by now has been plowed, and I will finally start putting plants and seeds in with 2 dear friends today. With everything that has been going on, squishing my toes in dirt (and possible mud if we get the rain they started forecasting this morning!) will be quite therapeutic!

Plans for this week include ordering our tour tickets, did get some dinner reservations made already, but need to get some more done too. We have our ride to and from Milwaukee airport taken care of, and I need to get luggage tags - why they don't automatically come with luggage, I'll never know!

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