Hello! Long Time No Talk
No different from all the other days in my life, it’s bustling with activities.
First, let me bring you up to date on my daughter. She’s doing much better with 18% blood count (if you can believe that) as of our last checkup. She started with 3%, so that’s a huge improvement. She chugs along with life as if nothing ever happened. She pitched in a three-day tournament the Memorial weekend before finals, took five finals and casually brought home five A’s and an A+. Ho hum hum…another year at school… 🙂
My son’s high school golf team made it to the second (of four) round of California State Championships and eventually lost. The big bummer was that the third round was to be played at their home course. That would have been a huge advantage, but oh well. The good news was that he didn’t have to miss anymore days of school, traveling all over Southern California for these matches. He missed two days of school the week before finals. I, as a mother, didn’t know whether I wanted his team to continue winning. The third round was during finals week. He ended his first year of high school on a high note as co-MVP of the golf team, and with a 4.4 GPA. No slackers in this household 🙂 . As you can tell, I’m incredibly proud of both kids. They started a new school where they knew hardly anyone, and they finished with good friends, good grades, and a great time.
Monday kicked off the first day of summer, but my son is studying for his Bio SAT II exam (Sat) and taking Spanish 4 from 6:30-9:00pm Monday thru Thursday at summer school. Summer is not truly summer anymore for high schoolers. My daughter is lounging around, except for softball practices, and awaiting her weekend tournaments. She’ll be attending an outdoor camp in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to get her off her laptop and phone.
The big news in our household is that we FINALLY found a house. After a year of searching, we are in escrow on a new home. I’m in the process of getting an architect/designer to reconfigure the house, looking for someone to do the work on the house, and hoping this escrow will close without a problem. In the midst of trying to buy and renovate this home, I’m also researching for our summer trip. I thought we were staying put this summer, but thanks to my son, we have an epic trip lined up.
My son will be attending a golf camp in Scotland for ten days in July, so we all thought we should follow along–kind of. The four of us will be traveling to Istanbul together for five days, then my son will fly to Scotland on his own while the rest of us head to Greece. Four days later, my husband will fly home while my daughter and I decide where to head next. We’re debating between several Greek Islands and Amsterdam. Since The Fault in Our Stars, my daughter has been dying to see Amsterdam. We will eventually land in London (have I told you all how much we love London?) and my son will join us there. I believe we are headed home soon after.
Somewhere in between, I’ll keep writing. Speaking of writing, Finally, Love! Vol. 2 is right around the corner. I can’t wait to share it with you. For those of you who haven’t pre-ordered, do so now. The book is moving along beautifully. Sometime this week, I should be receiving the book cover for Perfect Harmony. Once that’s done, I’ll put that on pre-order as well.
That’s what’s going on with us. I hope you are all doing well. I’ve been writing quite a bit, but it’s never enough. I thought about sending out a teaser but couldn’t decide which one. I just finished Aug. blogs and sent that off to be edited yesterday. There’s a wedding happening in Perfect Harmony right now on my Word doc. You all know how much I love weddings. Are you wondering which couple is getting married? Oh, should I not have said that??? 😉 As for 10,000 Reasons, there’s too much drama to mention, and I need to get back to Indelible Memories. Harry Bennington just finished talking and Estelle Cowper Reid Ascot Bennington is telling her tale. Let me know which one interests you. I’ll only pick one teaser this time so choose carefully.