I’m not letting Livi walk down to the bus stop alone no matter how much she begs. I do let her get off the bus alone as I can see her from the front porch. (two different bus stops) She asks every once in awhile that I not even wait outside, but I told her that I will do as I please. So, lunch is over today, and it’s almost time to take Livi to the bus stop. Too bad our morning grocery trip wore Nina out and she is fast asleep in bed. Hmmm…what to do? I tell Livi that (just this once) she can walk to Sophie’s house and then walk to the bus stop with Sophie and her dad. She is thrilled. Ava and I walk outside with her, Ava is crying her eyes out, I yell down to Mr. Sophie’s Dad, and all is well. Makes me sad to see her go….comfort Ava with an ice cream treat…hear crying. It’s Livi. She came back! “I want you to come down to the bus stop with me!” she sobs. I am secretly pleased, but I have about 20 seconds to scoop a sleeping Nina out of bed, slip into my flip-flops and run out the door. She barely made the bus, poor Nina didn’t know what hit her, and my poor back–no time to get out the stroller.
Good, she’s not so grown-up after all… 🙂
Okay, so I got Is That All…? this morning. Wow. I am way impressed. My editor is a champ. He did some “softening” in places where I came on a little strong. “Suck it up, get over it, be a better wife!” That sort of thing. He added some great visual layout. It is very, very cool, and I am actually excited for January 1st now. (Instead of thinking, “What in the world did I just do?!?!”) I have until Monday to look it over…and then it’s on it’s way to real book-dom.
I have made an executive decision to slow down and put off work on book #3 until January. My family needs me, and I especially want to enjoy Fall and the Christmas holidays with them. And spending more quality time with Gabe is definitely in order, in light of the book I just wrote… I will get my writing fix by chatting with y’all on xanga thanga.
We are taking a vacation! To the Smoky Mountains! We just decided today. We’re going from the 20th to the 25th of this month. The girls are so excited, and I can’t wait to get away and enjoy Fall in beautiful Tennessee!
Saw a gorgeous rainbow this morning! God is GOOD.
Got more sympathetic looks and “wow…hands full…blah, blah, blah…” during my grocery trip today with daughters 1, 2 and 3. I can’t decide which is the lesser of two evils–taking them all with me in the morning, or going at night and wasting precious they’re-all-in-bed time at the grocery. Six in one, half a dozen in the other.
What gorgeous weather! Man alive! It’s enough to make me forget that I’m drowning in deadlines and paperwork and laundry. Again, God is GOOD.
Have the best Tuesday EVER!