First of all, I have a new writing gig over at Workitmom.com. I’ll be writing there once a month or so. This month my article is Could adoption be right for your family? Check it out if that’s something you’re considering!
Next– this bit of news made my stomach all quivery. My book – MY BOOK! – is scheduled to be released in stores nationwide and online in March of 2009. I cannot tell you how pretentious I feel writing that– and what an odd feeling I got when I got that email from my editor. It is freaky, like the day you get married or have a baby or get off a plane on the other side of the world and you feel so much like your normal self–but not– that you can hardly believe this is really your life.
I can’t wait to hold the book in my hands. When I do, I just know I’ll be afraid to open it, for fear that my “Can’t. Stop. Editing. Ever.” demons will leap out. This afternoon when I went over to see my article at workitmom, I was greatly distressed to discover two typos. How will a whole book feel? Eeeeeeeek! But bring it on anyway, angst and all. Whee!!!! Today I am celebrating!
And now, since this whole post is already blatantly self-centered, I might as well finish it off with a few pictures of me (and my precious ones) at the Oregon Coast Aquarium last week. Here are the kids and me, with the big boys trying not to look too self-conscious standing on a WALL with their whole family while many, many people walked by and Dad said, “Say cheese!” way, way too many times. (They’re good sports, aren’t they?)
Then we have this lovely being-eaten photograph of all of us together, thanks to some kind stranger offering her photography skills.
Thanks for being interested in my chattering!