Oh boy it was nice here yesterday. It was only in the 90′s, which for this time of year is practically arctic.
It was so lovely I forgot to announce the winner of my ebook giveaway, “4 Moms of 35+ Kids.” Congratulations to Jenny! You’ll be getting the book in your email very soon. For the rest of you that didn’t win I hope you’ll consider buying the book. It’ll be the best $7.99 you ever spent.
Speaking of ebooks, I am finally getting down to the business of writing my book about raising children. I’ve been knocking out chapters for the past couple of months and I am rounding the corner to being finished with the first draft. Next it gets sent out to editors who will pick through it and make red lines all over it. Then I get it back and work on it some more. It’s a big job for sure. But it’s been on my heart and mind for so long that I am thrilled to finally be getting it out of my brain.
It gets crowded up there in my brain, what with all of the Pinterest recipes and the cost of random things in there taking up space. I don’t know why, but I am obsessed with prices. When I go into a store I look at the price tags for everything. I don’t want to buy most of it. I just want to know how much it costs. I might, after all, need a surf board one day and I will need to know how much money I need and where to buy one. It goes for anything from crackers to cars. I like to know prices.
It used to frighten James. Here’s this flat broke guy who’s been married for just a few months to the girl of his dreams. All he really wants to do is please her. They go into a store and everywhere they turn she says, “I want to see how much this costs,” as she runs toward the furniture. He would freak out and follow after saying, “Baby, we can’t afford that stuff.” “I know,” rolling her eyes like he said something weird, “I just want to look at it.”
He has never fully understood the sickness.
But he’s used to it now.
And I’m going to spend another day outside and try NOT getting used to the cooler weather. It will only lead to my disappointment next week when it’s in the 100′s again.
Good thing I know how much air-conditioners cost….just in case!