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.
Friday, April 27, 2012
I will try to wrap my swirl of thoughts into one unified blog post.
-Losing my dad wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. One minute he was here and the next he was gone. Every now and then I catch myself thinking I ought to see if Dad wants to... or Dad would like...or you should tell Grandpa about...
-My mom (The Rock) told me yesterday that it's hard for her to believe he's gone. "It feels like he's out on the farm somewhere, working." My thoughts exactly. I think if he's allowed to be on the farm, that's where he is. It was everything to him. And I think that's why in the early hours of his passing, all four of his kids, independently, had the urge to take a walk around the farm. It's like he's still there somewhere.
-His funeral was awesome. Yes, I said awesome. Because that's what it was.
-Dos's book comes out next week. Ah! Can't wait! It's getting so many amazing reviews.
-Every person in my house was sick this week. And I'm not talking about the sniffles. Or a nice heachache. Strep, croup, and some nasty virus running amuck. Husband actually asked me to shoot him yesterday. I don't think he was kidding.
-When you're sick Whoopie pies, brownies, spaghettio's, hot chocolate and raspberry lemonade are a must.
-I used my proofreading program this morning to run a final check on Becoming Bayley before sending it off to the editor. Apparently I start too many sentences with And, But and Or. I also use the word nice, and actually way too much.
-I haven't showered in two days. But I have brushed my teeth.
-My house looks like a tornado ran right through the middle of it.
-My cousin, J, called yesterday. He's so awesome. I wish he lived closer.
-Retin-A is a miracle zit gel. Seriously. I will never go back to the grocery store stuff. Why did I wait so long to get a prescription? Burn, baby, burn.
-When someone dies, you should take them food. Everyone's insides will feel happy and stuff.
-I love my mom. I worry about my mom. I also love my brothers, my kids, my husband, my cousins and my in-laws, very much. Death makes you reflect on things like that.
-The school board here is actually thinking of closing my kids elementary school. Idiots. It's the Best. School. Ever.
-The Best. School. Ever. gave all four of my kids a blanket when they found out their grandpa died. Yeah. I stand by my previous statement.
-I've run the dishwasher at least ten times in the last four days.
-Hugo is a really boring movie.
I have to get up now, and shower, and clean the house, and plant all the flowers in the flower bed. I can't take it in this house any longer.