What a great weekend. The weather was splendid. It is October and we are having 80º weather. Go figure! I'm sure not complaining even though I love the cool, crisp weather of fall...and spring!
Where, oh, where do I start?
Friday afternoon I found out an author, Jody Hedlund, was going to be in a city close to us for a book signing. How exciting! I read Jody's debut novel, The Preacher's Bride, and totally encourage everyone who loves Christian fiction to run out and buy the book.
Writer Daughter (aka Cos Daughter) found Jody's blog or Jody found Writer Daughter's blog (can't remember how it happened) a few years ago. Jody has commented on a few of Sarah's post so I thought I should check out this smart lady! Jody's blog is full of the process of getting a book published...the good, the bad and the ugly. Even if you are not a writer, her posts have the best analogies in them.
Sarah (aka Writer Daughter) & Jody Hedlund
So, Saturday morning, Writer Daughter, Dancer Daughter and I piled into the car and off we went. It took us about an hour to get there but it was so worth it. I, of course, had my copy of The Preacher's Bride in hand. Hello, I'm gonna get it signed!
Jody recognized Writer Daughter from her picture on her blog and instantly was up walking toward us giving us hugs. What a wonderful welcome! Jody was gracious to us and especially Writer Daughter as they talked "shop". And Dancer Daughter did was she does best....shop! ☺
Sunday consisted of worship at our church. What a beautiful day to worship the Creator of Heaven and earth! Our Sunday School lesson consisted of Psalm 9. What a wonderful passage.
I enjoyed the warm weather and the changing-color-leaves with my Dancer Daughter (aka Photo Daughter). We went to a local woods and she took lots of pictures. What a nice way to spend time with a daughter.
Firefighterson was enjoying the afternoon with his uncle. There was a go-cart race locally. However, by the time they got there, the race was finished. So, they hung out together for a few hours. A great time of getting to know one another better I do think.
Writer Daughter was interviewed by a girl from the UK. You can check out the interview here.
Weekends are great...too short, but most of the time great! I say we start a petition. Let's have 5 day weekends and 2 day work weeks...and get paid the same amount of money as we do when we work 5 days a week!! Who's with me?!
Breaking news! Mennonite Girls Can Cook will have a published cookbook in the Spring of 2011. Being Mennonite myself, I find this exciting. Yes, there are lots of Mennonite cookbooks. Every Mennonite church in our area has a cookbook fundraiser. However, I've been following their blog and I believe while it will have the more traditional recipes, some up-to-date recipes will give it that extra push. Congrats, girls!
I never meant for this to happen. It just did. If you are feeling neglected, I'm truly sorry. Really. How can I explain this so you'll understand?
Life. I know it sounds like an excuse but it isn't. As much as I long to sit down with you in the form of my creative outlet, life just gets in the way sometimes. But, that isn't a bad thing.
People are important. I have some pretty important people in my life which I thank God for allowing. People sometimes need me. And I need people. A. Lot. Sometimes people are there for me more than I am for them. I hate that certain things get in the way for me being there for my people. But. It. Happens. And my people extend grace like no other people I know.
And, things, dear Blog, get in the way of us meeting together like we use to. I'm sorry if that is hurtful but things need to get accomplished. Phone calls to the hospital, EMS people, insurance companies. Things like being overwhelmed at the way our house is looking very cluttered. Things like remembering to take a deep breath. You know, those kinds of things that make the time fly by like there is no tomorrow.
Trust me when I say I haven't forgotten you. And as life goes back to "normal" (whatever that is), we will meet more. For now, let's be happy with meeting when we can.
Thanks for understanding and I promise to see you soon!