It’s August? Already? Holy Moly, the trees will start changing in the next couple of weeks and I haven’t had a chance to stick my head out of the office this summer.

Yes, yes, I know I just got back from a mini-vacation in Quebec, but even while I was away I was still worrying about the Birthday Bash and making sure everyone got their prizes and the authors got the promotion they deserved. (While fighting that horrible internet connection the hotel had.)

So what’s happened in my life while the B-bash was going on? Lots. And nothing. There have been so many instances where I’ve said to myself “I’ll have to remember to talk about that on my blog when the Bash is done” but naturally enough I forgot to write the idea down, or someone beat me to it.

In my personal life? Guitar Hero (son #1) had a big change go on in his life, though I don’t feel I can share that on the blog. While he’s been working on losing weight, the added stress has pushed him to the point I’m a little worried about him. He’s 6 foot tall, but now weighs 145 pounds. He’s definitely too skinny.

Curly (son #2) came home from school one day in late June and announced he’d made a decision about his career path. He plans to be a funeral director. After I’d made the requisite joke about “people dying to get into that field,” you could have knocked me over with a feather when I realized he wasn’t joking. He’s now set up to do an apprenticeship at a local funeral home for a year, then he’ll apply for a college program in that field for the fall of 2010. (He’d take one year of courses – embalming, grief counselling, biology, etc. Then there are one or two years apprenticeship at a funeral home.) While I’m a little freaked out by his choice because I can’t see myself doing that job, I must admit I can see him doing well in that field.

Gizmo Guy is still the best hubby and listened to me when I was complaining of being stressed and needing to get away and thinking my birthday bash ended on my birthday, made the booking for the days away in Mont Tremblant, as I blogged about earlier this week. (Of course, he’s wanted to go there for the golf for years. Yet he didn’t actually golf even though I encouraged him to put his clubs in the trunk. One day we’ll go back and I’ll push him out onto Le Diable or Le Geant. As it is, he did go to Le Diable and bought a shirt and a hat.) Although I do still owe him the punch he promised I could give him if the gondola over the pedestrian village at Mont Tremblant froze midway. Which it did. Twice!

Me? Well, I turned 50 last Sunday. Boo hiss. But in case you didn’t hear, I had this awesome bash on my blog where I got to give away, or facilitate giving away, a lot of books that I coveted for myself. I met some awesome authors who have given me some great advice. To top it all off, I’ve got a To Be Bought book list that now stretches from here to the Pacific. (Before it only stretched to the Atlantic.)

Since the Bash turned out so well, I want to keep some of the momentum going. So I’ve decided to continue to host a different author every week. Ann Lory will be joining us on August 4th, and Delilah Marvelle is returning on August 6th. After that, my guests will be posting on Wednesdays. So I hope some of you will continue to check back on my blog.

In the meantime, I’m going to try to turn off Twitter and all the other internet distractions for the next few weeks while I wrestle the next story in the Hauberk series into submission.

Where’d July go?
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6 thoughts on “Where’d July go?

  • August 1, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Leah I missed most of your birthday bash, I was away a lot in July, which usually never happens, and did not have access to a computer. We do not have an internet conection at the cottage and I do not have a laptop, so no wireless either. So I wish you a happy belated birthday. I had lots of July birthday's to attend.
    I am glad you had a nice trip to Quebec. I have never been, but I must get there sometime..
    About your son becoming a Funeral Director.. somebody has to do it, and he will never be out of a job…

  • August 1, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Thanks for the update, Leah–SO glad you had a terrific birthday, and it sounds like your sons have good heads on their shoulders! Hope Guitar Hero's source of stress is relieved and he can put a little weight back on–that's quite light for his height! And what Kathleen said is true–while Curly's career path may seem unconventional, it does seem quite secure šŸ˜‰ And glad you've got such a keeper in Gizmo Guy! Hooray for you!

  • August 1, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Your birthday bash was ao much fun!
    Thank you.

  • August 1, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Happy Birthday, Leah! Your Birthday Bash was impressive and a lot of fun. Glad to hear you managed a trip to La Belle Province. I hope things chill for Guitar Hero. Sending good thoughts his way.

  • August 2, 2009 at 2:41 am

    Turn off twitter O.O *gasp*

    Good luck, Leah, I'm waiting impatiently for Hauberk book 3.

  • August 2, 2009 at 4:05 am

    happy birthday!! good wishes comin your way šŸ™‚

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