home again, home again

After 3 weeks of traveling, I’m home again for good.  I’d had big plans to document the book tour here, but instead I came face to face with the tension between documenting the things you’re doing and actually doing those things.  That’s a frustrating thing: that there are only so many hours in the day.  There’s no way to get more, no matter how much you need them.  

So I’m very busy with writing and the writing life–but when I’m with my kids, I’m not busy at all. It’s two lives: the how-can-I-get-it-all-done writing life and the let’s-goof-around-in-the-backyard mama life.

It was my daughter’s sixth birthday last week, and the best present she got was an old desk of my sister’s that was in my mom’s garage.  We painted it firetruck red and I put on little pink hearts.  Now all we need is drawer-pulls.

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We also made stepping-stone handprints this weekend:

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And built a fort for imaginary snakes:

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The book tour was dreamy.  But it’s so unbelievably good to be home.

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6 responses to “home again, home again

  1. Looks like you had a great weekend. I just wanted you to know that I LOVE your book. I am going out tonight to purchase “The Bright Side of Disaster”. Thank you for visiting my blog, and writing such an awesome book.

  2. Nicole

    Awww, it’s good to see you home, but I miss you here!!!!

  3. It was a great pleasure to meet you last night, thank you so much for a wonderful evening. I started “The Bright Side of Disaster” this morning and am enjoying the read.

    Always late and slow on my feet, I realized there’s a question I’d have loved to ask you last night when you opened up for questions: where do you right? Where’s your favorite place to work on your next book, hammer out the details of the stew you through into your writing crockpot?

    Again, it was a pleasure to meet you and read your books.

  4. amy

    so much goodness there.

  5. I just finished reading Everyone is Beautiful, and I absolutely loved it. LOVED it. Thank you for being so good at what you do.

  6. detes

    what a lucky young lady to have the pink hearts to inspire and to have you for a mom

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