I expected to be back in Florida early this week after visiting my Ohio family, signing at the Buckeye Bookfair and savoring the birth of our newest grandson. The sweater set above was my summer project while I waited for the baby to arrive and I couldn’t wait to give it to his mom and dad. Things moved a bit slow on the baby front and beautiful little Declan took his time, as babies often do.
Sunday was the big day and what a day it was. Not only did Declan arrive, but I got to play Grandma all day to his older brother while his parents were at the hospital. Ask me anything you want about Dinosaur Train. And Paw Patrol. (Please get more female hero-dogs into the show, folks. This is the 21st century.)
Since part of the purpose for being here was to help a few days after the baby came I’m staying a bit longer. So this is what passes for my blog for the week. Instead of writing I’m making chicken soup and lasagna, gossiping with my daughter who lives in Cleveland, too, playing dolls with my granddaughters and building apartment buildings with my grandson. Life is good.
And yes, in between? Well, the next book has a baby in it. Are we surprised? Writers are never far from their next story. Even when the real world is every bit as entertaining and the ending every bit as happily-ever-after.
Thanks to all my readers who found me at Buckeye. There were a number of you from my newsletter list. What a joy to meet you in person.