Monday, August 17, 2009

I'm back!

Hello! It's been a crazy summer around here! How about you guys? I'm finally making myself buckle down and post. Back in May I thought I was going to get so much done in the summer. Lots of writing and thinking and creating. I was full of hope. That was my word for the year, and I was full of it. On the other end of the summer I realize I was just full of it, and I don't mean hope.

I promise I didn't just abandon you for nothing. I've been chaperoning and driving kids--camps and conferences and lessons and friends, oh my! Hosting visitors and being hosted. I attended a writing class (yea for me! It was very informative and helpful. I even have some new story ideas to work on--one I'm particularly excited about.) Planned, organized, and put on activities for teens and sometimes younger. A friend and I wrote a script for a skit and helped the kids perform it. (They did a fantastic job and stole the show at the skit night. Someone who didn't realize I had helped write it went on and on about how much she and everyone else loved it. What greater compliment, eh?) I could keep going, but I think you're getting the picture. I'm beginning to realize as my kids get older my summer gets more and more devoted to what they need me to do. Such is life. I'm thinking that for the next 10 years my summers will not be my own. (My youngest is 8.)

For those of you who don't already know, I received an award from Beth Revis! Woohoo! I'm her blog of the month for August. Aren't you impressed?
 
Here's my award. I feel really honored. I appreciate all of you new followers who have come over from Beth's. If you haven't already read her post featuring an interview with me, check it out. I almost feel famous. She interviews real published authors and everything. I promise I'm getting my show back on the road and will have posts coming on a regular schedule. Summer's over, and it's time to get back to work.

16 comments:

Natalie said...

Lois I missed you so much! Me and Glam constantly talked about how blogland was a little less bright without you.

Sounds like summer was fun! Can't wait to see your pretty lotus flower floating around again:)

scott g.f. bailey said...

Welcome back!

Danyelle said...

Congrats and welcome back!

JaneyV said...

What a lovely award - congratulations. It sounds to me like you had more than enough on your plate this summer. As I have been similarly absent (3 kids - yeah I know how it goes) I share your frustration but I do feel like there's a change on the wind. I feel the muse is entering an active phase.

Baton down the hatches.

Tess said...

ah, the pulls of summer. It's tough for sure but good to see you back. sure sounds like you've been busy with lots of good things. School starts here this Thrs...is it soon for you guys? Sure hope so!

Alyssa said...

You're back!!! :D Hooray!!!!

T. Anne said...

Welcome back and congrats on the award!

beth said...

Yay! Glad you're back!

PJ Hoover said...

Congrats on your award, and welcome back!

Davin Malasarn said...

Lois,
It' s wonderful to see you around. Of course I understand when life gets in the way of blogging, though. :P

Davin Malasarn said...

Lois,
It' s wonderful to see you around. Of course I understand when life gets in the way of blogging, though. :P

Princess Kaylynn said...

Welcome back!! Can't wait to read some of the stuff you have been working on :)

Jenn Johansson said...

Welcome back! I was so excited when I saw your comment on my blog. Yay! She's back! And not in the creepy, poltergeist-ish kind of way. :P

lotusgirl said...

Thanks all. I'm glad that you're glad I'm back.

Kelly H-Y said...

She chose well! I'm so excited for you!!!!

Alexa said...

Welcome back!