It's not that I don't have anything to write about, either; quite the opposite, as a matter of fact. But the problem is that I just don't seem to have the time. Or perhaps I do, but when I prioritize all the things I want to do or should do each day, sitting down to write keeps ending up at the bottom of the list. (Kind of like working out. And my expanding waistline is proof of that!)
So much has been happening in our family, it's enough to make my head spin. The triplets were baptized, for instance.
I made the boys' christening gowns and bonnets with fabrics that my
mother-in-law had collected; the wee lass wore an exquisite
heirloom gown from my daughter-in-law's family.
And a brand new granddaughter--our 12th grandchild--recently joined our clan.
|My third baby, with his third baby. It's the circle of life!|
The "grown-ups table," set for 11. (There were also 12 kids,
aged 6 down to newborn!)
Literally hours before death, here he is: raising his glass of
Tia Maria and smiling, after enjoying a Thanksgiving meal
with his family at the hospital.
As you can see, there's so much to write about--so much, in fact, that I am overwhelmed and suffer from almost crippling writer's block. I miss writing, and one of my resolutions for 2018 is to do it more regularly. So...in the spirit of getting back on the proverbial horse, I am going to force myself to post something here today.
I thought maybe I could tell you about the holiday craft fair at our new parish in VA this weekend, and about how I decided to rent a table to sell my books.
I made a few sales--six copies of Erin's Ring and two copies of Finding Grace. And talk about stepping boldly outside my comfort zone: I even asked a couple of buyers if I could snap photos of them to include in this post. They were very good sports, as you can see.
before here at the blog, actually.) I paired the dress with a black 3/4-sleeved ruffle-front jacket from Dress Barn.
I closed the front of my jacket with a special pin--it's actually a tiny picture frame. I found it on Etsy and fell in love with it, thinking that if I slipped a tiny picture of one of my book covers inside it, it would make the perfect brooch to wear for book signings. (Or for church holiday craft fairs like this one, where my books didn't exactly sell like hot cakes, but more like "tepid cakes," as my husband so humorously put it.)
And those five boys? Four of them, and their wives and kids, live a stone's throw from us down here.
Life is good. It is very good indeed.
Well, that's it for today. But I'll be back. Sooner rather than later, I hope!
(Now head on over to Rosie's for more Sunday Best fashion talk. And remember that you can get a signed copy of Finding Grace for $10 here at the blog, from now til Dec. 10. Email me for details, or use the "Buy Now" button to purchase your copy via PayPal.)