Well, Hello There!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 • 4 Comments on Well, Hello There!

Greetings from sunny Virginia!  Wish you were here!  I know it seems as if I’ve dropped off the face of the earth the past few weeks, but there has been much going on in this corner of the world…

—As far as I know, Jay will be home in less than 24 hours!  I won’t quite believe it until he is actually on the ground in Norfolk, but it looks as if this crazy long deployment is finally over!

—Patrick is five months old! He is rolling over! He is babbling and squealing! He is starting college in the fall! (Okay, it only feels like that…)

—The release date for Fairy Tale Lust is less than two months away!  There will be a flurry of activity soon! (And there is a Fairy Tale Lust blog, too!)

—The deadline for Dream Lover is two months away!  Have you started writing your story yet??

—Because of the devastating flooding in Nashville, the RWA conference has been relocated to Orlando. I’m still trying to decide whether I’ll be making the trek to my home state (in July) for the conference.  Let me know if you’ll be in attendance!

—My sweet Wilbur kitty died on Mother’s Day.  He was 20 years old and had been sick for a long time, but it’s still hard to believe he’s gone.  His brother from the same litter Orville died 7 years ago and I still miss him.  Annabelle has only been gone since last January and I swear I still see her.

—I turned 43 last week.  How did that happen?  I had a terrific birthday weekend of yummy cocktails, much laughter and a John Hiatt concert. (I still have his autograph on my body!)

—I celebrated my first Mother’s Day over the weekend, too.  Pizza with friends and lots of baby smiles.  It was almost perfect.

—The coming year is going to be fabulous.  I can just feel it.

Posted by Kristina in Musings
  • I can’t imagine how excited you must be right now.  Not to mention Jay!

    And I agree. Nothing but good times ahead. smile

  • Hey there! Congrats on the end of the deployment. I completely know what you’re going through, or at least I know about it from Jay’s end.

    Can’t wait for the release of FTL! I understand there will be a review of the anthology in the next RT Magazine. I’ll send it to you if you aren’t a subscriber. And is there anything you want the participating authors to do to support the release? I can’t make it to any live events, but I’d love to show my support any other way I can.

    And I decided yesterday to bail on RWA Nationals this year. I looked at the costs and I would be spending another $1000 on top of what I had planned due to the change in venue. I’d rather spend the money on my website revamp this summer.

  • Emerald says:

    Deepest condolences re Wilbur, and beautiful journey to him.  I have found it so beautiful and heartening to read/see your obvious love of animals, by the way.

    Happy happy birthday again!  smile  (We are almost exactly a decade apart in age….) 

    Have a beautiful reunion tomorrow!!!

  • Kristina says:

    Karen ~ Good days for both of us ahead, I hope!

    Em ~ I’m a decade older than you?  Oh my… I feel old!  Happy belated birthday to you! I didn’t realize you were a May baby, too. At least, I don’t think I did. I’m sooo tired! wink

    Delilah ~ How did you hear about the RT review? I did send a review copy, as did Cleis, but never heard for sure.  I’m not a subscriber, but I’ll probably pick up the issue at Barnes & Noble. Fingers crossed that it’s a good review!  I’m sorry you won’t be at National. The move to Orlando does change things. I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing for FTL. With the hubby home from deployment, I am hoping to have more time to work on promotion! Will keep you posted.  Thanks!

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