Hello, all! It has been a long week of travel for this writer, and I'm afraid the end of the day came too quickly and brough too much exhaustion for me to log on. I should have posted something about taking a break, but I had the best of intentions--even had posts waiting to be published. However, I am back...I think...My daughter awoke with a high fever and other symptoms this morning that are keeping me beside her on the couch today.
In addition, I was traveling between NC and TN with my two children. Wonderful though they are, traveling is long and involved. Then there are the (fabulous but...) seemingly endless activities vacation entails. Luckily, I had my sister, my parents, and my in-laws to help in Nashville.
Furthermore...my father was in the hospital on Easter. It turned out to be a bad case of vertigo, but the scare of stroke was there, and it made for an emotional and busy holiday. My parents have been throwing a huge Easter party since I was a child in Houston--so 1985 or so. We continue to add new generations to the egg hunt and festivities, so it grows and grows! This year, my sister and I took on the mantle of responsibility, since my mother was at the ER with my father. Were ready? No, but we did it and our wonderful guests/friends helped.
And now I am back in Raleigh with a sick child--oh! Natalie turned 2 on Friday! So I also threw a birthday party for my baby girl. Princess-themed and full of pink. Ariel Barbie; floral, canopied baby bed; My Little Ponies--with accessories; and, of course, hair bows and more hair bows!
So, it with this exhausting but wonderful week behind me that I return to you. I missed you guys! Hopefully, my children will allow me the time to make the blog rounds today...We'll see.
I nearly forgot! A complete book outline came to me while I was in Nashville. Remember my great-grandmother? Well, I wasn't going to delve into that subject, but it was mentioned to me that my aunt read the "Irreverence" post, as well as Dez's comment about taking it on as an MS...And it sort of sparked something in my brain. Next thing I new, a complete outline was lying before me on paper! And here's the kicker: I don't outline! So, here goes...!!