So what’s going on with everyone? My life has been a chaotic swirl of crazy. My son graduates boot camp four weeks from today, and in between then and now, I have so much to do, I’m really not sure I will get it all done. One thing I am very grateful for is the help of my most awesome assistant, Bonnie. I love her big time. I’m so lucky to have her to keep me on task, but luckier to have such a wonderful friend. God was looking out for me the day I met her. Thanks, God! J
He’s also been keeping an eye on my boy in bootcamp. The kids is kicking ass and taking no names. I always knew he was tough. He’s classic Marine material, but, he has a wee issue with authority and well, I was hoping he’d keep his eyes forward, ears open and his mouth shut. Apparently, he learned that real quick and learned it well. His letter today opened with: ‘As you can see Mom and Dad, I’m doing really well.’ I can’t wait to see that kid!
My granddaughter is sunshine amplified. She was baptized last Saturday. Finally a child of God. My daughter took her time getting it done! My eldest son and eldest daughter are Godparents. Speaking of my eldest daughter, she’s getting married in October and the first of several bridal showers is this Sunday. I went shopping for her today. I said, screw it, I’m not buying place settings or flatware for this shower, I went to Victoria’s Secret and cleaned them out.
Hubby has been busy with his football camps. This year, despite the lousy economy, it looks like it will be his biggest year yet. We also came to a big life decision the other night at dinner: we’re going to downsize. The big house is going up on the market. Not sure when that will happen, but I suspect by the end of the year we’ll be in smaller digs. My kids aren’t happy about it, but it’s time.
I’m working on BLOOD RIGHT, and just wrapped up copy edits for WANTED, my novella in the MEN OUT OF UNIFORM antho I’m in with Syl and Maya Banks. It comes out in October. My hero in this story, Colin Daniels, is a charmer. Alpha for sure, but he has some great lines. I found myself smiling a lot when I wrote that story.
Tonight Allison is spending the night (can you say margaritas?) Saturday night, hubby and I are hosting a beer pong tournament at our house! Yep, beer pong, but since us girls don’t really like beer, we’re making margos to go in the cups. The guys can have their beer. Sunday is the bridal shower, gawd I hope I don’t wake up with a hangover. :/
Next week starts with a bang. I’m going to be hanging out at some special blogs and Hubby’s first camp begins June 17th, his second camp ends on the 26th. We fly to NYC early the next morning. Back home on July 3rd, then down to San Diego on the 6th, my son’s graduation is on the 8th then back up here right after. He gets 10 days off before he has to report to Pendleton. It’s going to be hard to say goodbye again, but at least now we will be able to talk on the phone, skype and email.
There will be no time for vacation this summer. There are more bridal showers scheduled in August, I fly out to Philly mid month for the Author’s After Dark reader weekend, and then we are into September, which is another busy month. My daughter gets married in October and then we’re into the holidays.
Whew, crazy. I’m going to try and do something this year I have never done before: Have all of my Christmas shopping done before December 1st! Hah! Do you think I can do it? How many of you do get it all done before December 1st?
Any plans for this summer? Share, I feel like I have been out of the loop for, forever! Oh, wait, I have!