I got home from New York two days ago and only now feel like I’m mostly recovered. It was a big trip emotionally and even though it was amazing, it was also exhausting. I had a terrible cold while I was there and it took a lot of work to ignore it in the face of so many exciting things happening. I also overextended as usual and tried to see about twenty different friends in the space of three days. All in all, it was an incredible trip, but I pretty much barely made it home and have practically been in bed ever since.
Thank you to everyone who left comments on my last post. I read every single blog comment and Facebook message and got teared up every time. I can’t imagine how annoying it must be to keep hearing about this book that you can’t even buy yet, so I really appreciate your hanging in there with me until it’s actually available. February 2 is finally beginning to seem a little closer, although I’d be lying if I said I’m not pretending to be patient about it.
This week brings its usual roster of seemingly endless appointments and events, but I’m feeling a sense of rejuvenation following my New York trip. There’s actually quite a lot to do before the book hits and I need to buckle down and begin working hard to make sure things are in place by the time it all happens. I’ve got several fun writing assignments for various publications to work on, lots of work on my second book, my practice to attend to (I have clients!), and general momness to immerse myself in.
I cannot believe the holidays are about to happen. We bought tickets yesterday to go back to Ohio for Christmas and this morning I took Vera to Target and couldn’t get over the sheer amount of Christmas stuff everywhere. We’re going to be hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year and I’m so excited about it. Some of my favorite Thanksgiving memories are from ones spent in California so I’m really excited to be spending it here. Simply impossible that it’s only weeks away though.
Anyway, that’s about it for now. Thank you again for all the kind words and support this past week. It really means so much.