YOU GUYS. I’ve been so busy lately that I have totally failed on my “blog once per week” goal. I KNOW. I know.
But. Things have been HAPPENING.
As of TODAY almost everything is in place for the wedding. Invitations are 90% assembled and will go out before Saturday. I spent all day Friday addressing envelopes. Today we booked the rehearsal dinner. All that we have left to do is pinwheel-assembling (which is happening Saturday) and ceremony-writing. Only 60 days left to go!
I read the entirety of the Outlander series over the last month. All 7 books. And now I’m going through Jamie Fraser withdrawal. It’s very quickly become one of my favorite series OF ALL TIME. I had been hesitant to read them because- well, I’m not even SURE why, actually. It was a stupid, stupid mistake and I’m contemplating just turning around and reading them all over again. But I have an entire to-read pile that’s begging for attention.
Speaking of my to-be-read pile, I went to a book signing and panel discussion on Saturday with Tahereh Mafi, Anna Carey, and Veronica Rossi. I’ve only read Shatter Me so far, but after listening to all three ladies talk for an hour and getting to meet them, Eve and Under the Never Sky have both shot straight up to the top of the list.
I’ve *almost* finished a completely new theme for this blog. I’m still wrestling with bits of it, but I think I’ll have it up soon. I have BIG PLANS, PEOPLE. I’ve been helping the lovely Serena with her move to her new blog (seriously, go check it out, she’s done a fabulous job!), which has inspired me to shake things up around here.
I’ve also written a bit – not as much as I’d like, or as much as I’d planned, but I managed to get about three scenes written over the past week. I’ll take it. I’ve also scribbled notes for a new project that’s been niggling at the corners of my brain, which is all I’m allowing myself to do until I finish this draft of Flightless. But it’s AWESOME, you guys. Or … I think it’s going to be. One day.
I also had 20 people over my house for Easter dinner, then spent all of last weekend out and about. This coming weekend I’m opening the doors on my wedding sweatshop and making my friends assemble pinwheels with me Saturday evening. My dress fitting is next week, and the two weekends after this coming one will be spent in Ohio and Pennsylvania for my bridal showers, and two weekends after THAT Eric graduates from grad school and three weekends after THAT is our wedding. Eeeep.
Sooooo yes. I can’t wait for June, when my life will return to some semblance of normalcy and sanity and I can actually think about something other than the wedding!