July 1, 2015



This last month has been an absolute whirlwind. Visitors, parties, celebrations, traveling, books, editing, puppy cuddling, 

hiding under the covers... 

I've been absent from this space, mostly because my computer was crashing, crashing, crashing, and so I was treating it like a nervous animal, worried to upset it in any way, hopeful that I might type and tap quietly enough to get my work done. Then I just went out and scooped up a new computer, because, hey, I'm a writer! And an editor! And an amateur photo mama who cries when she can't organize all her pictures. 

My older two monkeys both stepped into a new world two weeks ago. I'm still numb.

Madeleine graduated high school, and is heading to USC to study music. She is already wearing Trojan flannel pants to bed, and has plotted out her room, and even purchased blue enamelware and a French press for her mini-kitchen.

Andrew graduated from college; he studied history, racing through the program in three years. He's staying in Seattle to work and be with his friends while they finish off their last year... He signed a year lease on an apartment so I'm tearful every time I think of him NOT coming home, but I'm happy too. I promise.

Just look at him; he's adorable.

It's odd having these young people become so grown up.

And of course, there's the little one, who I still get to have around for several more years. Thank God for that! He keeps me on my toes, plus I get to field all of his very cool questions like: Do you think Marie Antoinette really LIKED cake? These kids keep the stuff happening, the good stuff, the stuff that ends up in books. :)

Three cheers, and a few tears, to growing up. 

Wishing you all amazing summers, folks. 


Published: July 1, 2015 | Filed under: Me

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