I’ve always loved telling stories. My favorite is the one where I sent the wrong letter to the right missionary. We were married the next summer. I attended LDS Business College where I earned an Associate’s in Computer Technology and Brigham Young University where I should have majored in English. I live in a small town nestled in the heart of the Appalachians. When I’m not busy writing, I can be found baking cookies, going to the movies, helping with the homework or catching fireflies with my handsome husband and four adorable children.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
1. That my husband comes home almost every day for lunch. It's a habit that formed without planning. It doesn't always happen, but I look forward to the days that it does.
2. That we live close enough to my parents that we can visit often.
3. That I was raised on and my parents still live on a farm. If you're not acquainted with farm life you're missing out. I truly understand how people fall in love with their land and never want to leave. There's something about stretching out your legs and walking over your piece earth, knowing it'll always be there for you no matter what.
4. That I have two days to get the house organized while my three oldest play at the farm with their cousins.
5. That it's still fairly warm here. High tomorrow should be upper 50's. That's pretty good since it's almost January. Maybe Husband and I will go hiking.
6. When an idea for a story I'm working on just pops into my head, and I know it's the right thing to do because of how excited it makes me. That happened this week. Today I start tweaking.
7. My online critique group. I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I can't say it enough. They rock. If you're trying to write and you don't have at least a critique buddy, you don't know what you're missing.
8. That I got to see an arc of Dos's book. It looks awesome. They changed the title to Red Cell. And my name is in the acknowledgments. Don't ask why. I had absolutely nothing to do with him writing that book. But it's nice to have this love in common with him and to watch him succeed.
9. The women I work with in Young Women's and the girls. They amaze me with their ideas and with how together they are. I have no idea why I'm the president when they teach me new things every day.
10. That the New Year is almost here. I'm a strong believer in resolutions. I had one seven years ago that completely altered a relationship of mine that needed it so badly. Change can happen if you have determination.