Saturday, May 2, 2009

Saturday, May 2

I left my birthday post up a little longer than usual because it was a fun birthday. LOL If you didn't read the birthday post...go back to the post before this and read it. Just to make me happy. LOL

I can't believe it's May. May is one of those happy months when Harlequin authors get their royalty checks. So that part's cool. It's also the month of the Pennwriters Conference. This year the conference is being held in Pittsburgh. The coordinator, Annette, has done a wonderful job of putting it all together, so I'm sure we'll have a great time.

And we're one month away from the release of MAID IN of my personal favorite books. I noticed that I'm getting a lot of preorders on Amazon, quickly climbing up the top 100 on the Harlequin Romance chart! So thanks to my readers for that!

But, wow, the year sure is going quickly. What makes it even more obvious to me is that last October our porch died. (Long story. Don't ask) We tore it off, anticipating getting it back on in the spring becasue you really can't do that kind of construction in the winter in the mountains in PA. But, here we are jogging toward summer and still I have no porch. It's so odd that my daughter's friend, Mellanie, suggested someone should have gotten me a porch for my birthday! Anyway, Easter is gone. My birthday is a memory and even my tulips are on their dying breaths...and still no porch!

Last week we also experienced one of our family's official rites of spring. It was prom week. Because our family is so big, we always have a niece or nephew (or several) going to prom. Last week it was Andi and Zak. Zak looked adorable in his tux and Andi could only be described as gorgeous!

We all gather in the front yard of the prom-goer, take pictures, get misty over how old the kids are getting, gossip a little and then go home. The whole ritual takes only about fifteen minutes. But it's one of those little things in life that can lift your spirits. If you don't take the time to be with your family for the little things, you miss so much. In fact, because our lives are made up of more little things than big things, if you miss too many little things, you may actually miss most of your life.

So maybe a good goal for this summer would be to spend some time enjoying little things with your family?

That's it for this week. If you're taking my online class on Journey Steps through writersclassesonline...I'll see you in cyberspace.

Or if your going to the Pennwriters conference on the 15th, 16th and 17th, I'll see you there!


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