Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hello, Crazy Week. I'd Like To Stop and Breathe Now

This past week was officially The Craziest Week Ever, with all the highs and lows of any quality roller coaster week from school disciplinary meetings about my kindergarten son to getting the acceptance letter for my husband's PhD program to working on remodels and re-carpeting half of the house as we get ready to move and then there were some other exciting things that happened too, metaphorical kettles still getting ready to boil on the metaphorical stove-top.

So now I just want to STOP and catch my breath and maybe take a minute (or a day or a week) to reflect and remember to breathe, breathe, breathe. And oh yeah, take care of all those things that were completely abandoned, like say that thesis proposal deadline that blew past or the pile of dishes or grocery shopping that needs to be done. But back to the taking time to breathe :) I read a delectable book tonight: Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler. This is one of the most passionate and realistic romance stories I've read in awhile, woven among a really wrenching narrative of one family's growth and healing after years of silence and still-raw wounds.

My husband is currently sitting at his desk across the room from me whispering answers at an online tutorial about linear algebra. This is how he spends his free time, no lie. He's so frickin' ADORABLE, I guess that's why I've kept him around the past nine years :)

And tomorrow I'm going to the book release party for Cynthia Leitich-Smith's Blessed. One of the things I'm going to miss most about Austin after we move is BookPeople and the great authors I've gotten to listen to speak and meet.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Heather,

    I just read about your book deal for GLITCH in PW, so I came to your site to learn more about it, and what a wonderful surprise to see Fixing Delilah on your blog! :-) So glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the shout-out. But more importantly, congratulations on GLITCH! The summary sounds awesome--I'll definitely be looking out for it next year. Heading over to follow you on Twitter, too.

    Enjoy your upcoming debut year -- it's quite a ride! :-)

    Sarah Ockler