Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Happiness Project :: Finding my Place



I have this little indulgent thing that I do
whenever we take the boys to the bookstore.

While they rummage through the children's section,
I scamper off to the Fiction area
and locate exactly where my novel
will one day be lined up on the shelf. 

Right there, between Herman Hicks and Robert Hicks.
That's my spot.

Then I linger there and day dream about
books deals, tours, what actors would play who
when it's made into a movie.

 I dream big, y'all. 
Look out world,
I'm coming for you!

 


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Happiness Project :: A truck for a buck


My dad recently bought himself
a new truck and so he sold us his old one for $1.

It's been pretty exciting for this fishing and hunting family
to have a truck to haul things back and forth.
We love it.

It's name is Buck the Truck!

 


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Happiness Project :: Back to School


Oh the thrill of preparing for a new school year.
Supplies and lunch boxes and back packs 
and new schedules and unfiforms.

That was last week for us.
A whirlwind.



We pulled it together
and the boys started their new school.

So far, so good.
The house is quiet with them gone.
They come home loud and happy.

All is well.

 


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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Happiness Project :: The last night of summer


For our last night of summer,
before school starts and
bed must come early,
we hopped on our John boat and
spent the evening fishing on the pond as a family.

It was a beautiful evening,
tiny bugs danced over the water
and as we floated around,
tossing our line into the clear water,
 I felt full of love.

We gave summer a proper goodbye
and didn't leave until the sun went down
and the boys chased fireflies.

Then we came home and
tucked the boys into bed.
They were exhausted and smelled like fish.

Life is so good.

 


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Happiness Project :: Writing like a mad woman


Listen, y'all,
Sorry this post is so late.

I'm working on a revision on my novel
cause very exciting things are happening.
More soon...

So, if you need me I'll be pounding away at my computer.
Writing! Writing! Writing!

Huzzah!

 


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Happiness Project :: We meet!

{photo credit Foxtale Book Shoppe}

So on Saturday I made a trek into Atlanta
to attend Suzanne Palmieri's book signing.

It was amazing!
First of all, we all know that 
I'm a huge fan of her books.

Secondly, I saw her in the parking lot 
beforehand walking in the rain
and shared my umbrella with her 
and had this kismet moment 
when she offered to help me with my novel!

Squee!!!!!!
Trying not to act like a crazy fangirl.
Trying to keep my cool
but SQUEE!!!!

 Third, she gave the most 
encouraging talk about getting published.
I was so grateful to her
for being so open and lovely.


Finally, she wrote the 
sweetest thing above her signature.
I mean, really.

This is like a dream come true!
Good things are happening.

 


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Happiness Project :: My happy boy


So, Griffin had tubes put in his ears last week. 
This meant he had to put under and I was a nervous wreck.

This is his 3rd round of tubes and both times before
he woke up super angry from the anesthesia.
He was like The Hulk. Seriously.

Well, my little angel woke up calm and smiling.
The procedure went great and he already on the mend.

My heart was so relieved that he woke up happy.

 


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