Friday, April 19, 2013

Nine Days of Busy-Busy

It's April 19th. That means it's been nine days since I blogged. Sheesh. But I have real reasons for ignoring this place for so long. It's the end of the school year for us (if you don't already know, we homeschool) and my son, aka Beastie 1, has been taking some outside classes, which means final exams and all sorts of stuff.

In other words, I have been busy.

Not just with schooling. On April 13th I participated in an Author Fair at Land O' Lakes public library. Here's me at my table:

(If you're on Facebook, you can go here and see photos of all the other authors who participated as well.)

And you can read a blurb about the Author Fair HERE. I was kinda blown away that I got like two paragraphs in the article. What does that mean?? I don't know, but it felt cool!

The day following the Author Fair, I went horseback riding with Beastie 2. First time for both of us.

Beastie 2 on her horse, Penny

My view from my horse, Jasmine
Yes, we had a blast. Yes, I would totally go back. In a heartbeat. 

One of the coolest things about the ride was thinking how in Finding Angel I had described Angel's first time on a horse without actually having experienced it myself--and discovering that I'd gotten it right!

Oh, and there are lots of other little things that have kept me busy the past week, but I won't bore you with all that. Suffice it to say, I'm relishing the moment I'm having right now to sit and blog!

I'd like to end this post with one comment, though: A lot has been going on outside my little world, too. Big, major news events. I tend to stay quiet about things like that online--something you may have noticed if you follow me on Facebook--but that doesn't mean those things aren't on my mind. My online silence doesn't mean I don't have opinions, nor does it mean I'm not heartbroken.

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