Sometimes I have so much to say to you that my brain is about to burst with excitement.
This is not one of those times.
It’s been a full, but uninteresting few weeks around here and cleaning out my storage building is just about the biggest thing to report besides the extreme lack of carbs in my diet.
I have been walking every morning and I have to say that for the first time in my life I don’t dread getting up to exercise. I really enjoy the long walks down our quiet road and I am a little embarrassed to say that I haven’t taken full advantage of our beautiful surroundings for the past 12 years that we have lived here. You think to yourself, “If I lived there I would go for a walk every day because it is so beautiful.” Then you don’t.
I’m trying to post pictures on Instagram and Facebook each morning from my walk. It’s so peaceful that I shouldn’t be the only one to enjoy it. I try to post a couple of times a day at least. If you’re not following me on Instagram then you are missing this kind of awesomeness:
That first one is my supermodel pose in the car when the A/C blasts in my face. It’s so me, don’t you think? I really should have considered a career in the modeling industry.
The last one is from my day out with Elijah and Adam last week. Adam is going through a hip hop stage I think. I told him as long as he keeps his pants pulled all the way up it’s fine with me.
I went back into the city yesterday to run a zillion and a half errands. Every once in a while I like to go without kids and be alone in the car. I crank up the music and think and sing and pray and praise…..it’s awesome. I made myself some CDs from my iTunes library so I can play them in the car. I didn’t really pay attention to the order but just stuck some favorite songs together so they are all over the place as far as style. There will be something by Rascall Flatts followed by a Chris Tomlin worship song then an old 80s Huey Lewis number then some Seeds of Praise. It’s a little schizophrenic, but I just go with it.
I’m alone, I’m singing, I’m praising….and I make no effort to conceal my singing from the cars driving past or pulling up next to me at traffic lights. I’m having too much fun to stop for strangers.
One morning on my walk I was kind of walk/dancing/playing air guitar when I heard a voice behind me. I popped out my earbuds and realized a neighbor (who I had never met) was calling to me from his porch asking me if I was enjoying my music while he laughed heartily. It’s not everyday that you see an overweight woman in a dress dancing down the street in silence. I smiled, did a little spin for him and walked on, glad I made his day.
Oh I forgot I do have one piece of news. My book is now in the hands of my editor. I was planning on making it into an ebook, but she thinks it should be a hard copy book because it is something mothers would like to pass on to each other or give as a gift. What’s your opinion? Do you like ebooks or hard books better? Ebooks would be cheaper for you, hardbooks are shareable and more available for everyone. I just can’t decide!
That’s what I need to know from you.
1. Should I make a real book instead of an ebook and
2. Should I pursue modeling as a back up career? Or perhaps car dancing might be an option. I’m good at that too! I could be in a music video. If anyone from Rascall Flatts is reading this…call me!