Tuesday, October 23, 2012

unexpected


This fall has been an interesting one. There is not much about it that has gone as expected.
We did not move to the country.
I do not have a new house to fluff.
And I have been sick a great deal.


Seems like since I caught that bad cold at the end of August  that I have never fully recovered. I have good days and then I have bad days. Sometimes I have several bad in a row and I spend hours upon hours sleeping.


I have to measure out the fun with caution. I have to rest up in order to do something that seems so normal, so easy. Like going to the Pumpkin Patch on a beautiful and perfect Sunday afternoon.


I am taking my vitamins, drinking my juice, and going to bed early. On Monday I will go back to the doctor to see what he says after poking and prodding me on my last visit.



The irony that I am currently working on a project all about choosing a slower life is not lost on me. But as always, I would prefer to choose what slow looks like on my terms. Choosing slow and being forced into slow are two completely different territories. One feels safe and manageable, the other feels strange and foreign.


But isn't that how it is with most unplanned detours in our lives? It takes a while to adjust, to get a lay of the land, to figure out all the back roads, to settle into the rhythm of life in the new here. Even if the detours are good, or necessary. Even if you end up liking where you find yourself.



So here I am. Curiouser and curiouser, waiting to see which way this path turns. 

In the meantime other fun things are still happening- for instance on a complete lark I searched the Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites  for my book and Voila! it was there for pre-order! Course the cover is not done yet, but there is a small description and a small bio on me.  
I just about fell out of my chair laughing I was so shocked to see my name there. This entire process never ceases to surprise and amaze me.
If you want to check it out, just go here or here, and if you are a Kindle or Nook user please make sure to request it be published in those formats as well. Thanks friends!





2 comments:

  1. you may havelaughed at seeing your book on amazon, but I got goosebumps of the, OHMYGOD I'M SO FREAKING PROUD OF MY BFF....SHE WROTE A BOOK, AND DID I MENTION, OHMYGOD, MY BFF WROTE A BOOK?!?

    But you know what? I can TOTALLY hear what laughter must have sounded like...all giddy & nervous & OHSWEETJESUS, did I actually write a book that people will BUY?? .....all mingled together.

    Is my rendering a close approximation of that particular moment?

    now....to get my shit (aka, my entire life) together so E & I can come down for your launch & a much needed vacation. Besides, I've never been to Arkansas in early spring :)

    love you, my bosom friend!
    xoxo

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  2. Congratulations, what a wonderful accomplishment. I cannot wait to read your book and have equested it e published on kindle. But I need a hardcopy too, I know it will be a beautiful work of art. Thanks for sharing.

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