To say my life is crazy right now would be an understatement! Let me give you a little synopsis. Last weekend, we dropped off my daughter at her THREE week summer school program in Northern California. This is something she’s wanted to do since my son came back from the program last year. Granted, my son was 12 when he spent three weeks away from us. My daughter is only 10. Fortunately, her two best friends are in this program with her and all is going well, now. Of course, the first night we left her, she called at 10:30pm bawling, telling me how much she missed me. Since that first night, she’s been doing well and she’s back to her happy self.
That’s my daughter’s summer plan. My son is going on a three week East Coast trip with his Boy Scout troop. He’ll be in many different states touring, having the sight-seeing adventure of his life, and doing all boy activities – ball parks, amusement parks, whitewater rafting, etc. Of course, there will be some educational trips to museums and national monuments as well. He leaves tomorrow and I need to do one last bag check to make sure he has everything he needs.
Seeing as how a golden opportunity presented itself with both kids gone for three weeks around the same time, Hubby and I will be off at the crack of dawn (literally) on Saturday to Europe. Since we fly standby, there’s no guarantee we will get on, but it is looking good. We start in Amsterdam (I believe), go to Munich, then to Florence (to see and hear Andrea Bocelli sing in the rolling hills of Tuscany – if tickets come through), then over to London. These plans have changed so many times, and scary thing, it can change again. This uncertainty drives me insane because I’m a bit of a control freak, but I figure once we are in Europe, sans enfants, we will go where the spirit leads us.
Why am I telling you all this? Of course, it has to do with MJ’s blogs. MJ’s blogs are DONE! I thought about uploading it to Kindle and Smashwords today, but I’m going to hold on to it and do one more round of editing while I’m on the train going from country to country. My biggest pet peeve is seeing mistakes in my writing. And when anyone writes so much, it’s easy to make mistakes. I’ve read many criticisms, and not just my own, from people who ask, “Why doesn’t the author proofread and edit before publishing?” Well, all authors edit, but when you’re so close to your own work, your eyes don’t see the mistakes anymore because you’ve memorized the work. I’ve had four people edit MJ’s blogs, aside from myself, and funny thing – they all caught different errors from one another. In any case, it’ll do me good to read it over one last time. I promise, this is not done to torture you.
As for the Monday, Thursday blogs, they will be published as usual but from a different time zone. In order to make it easier on myself, I will publish it when I can, rather than sticking to my usual 12:01am PST. It may come earlier than your usual, it may come later. Please be patient as I will do my best to get them out to you. I think that’s all. As always, feel free to leave comments or to ask any questions. Just understand, there’s no guarantee of an answer. 🙂