So, what you ask could bring any more anxiety to this week? Well, it takes all I have to work at a desk all day, so I need to be busy. I love to be so busy that my head spins. We’re on shut down this week, so we have no production working. I buy parts for production…. It’s going to be a long ass week! I’m already going crazy, and I’ve been here less than three hours. Thank God we have the 3rd of July off for holiday.
We don’t have many plans for this weekend, so I hope to really get a lot done on the book. I took some much needed time away from it, and I’m so glad I did. I read it again, and I have a whole new love for the project. I’m really happy with the flow and where it is right now. I know I need to be more descriptive in my writing, which is what the editor wants to see, but that’s not a natural process for me, so after this next round of writing (I’m going to add a couple of chapters), I’m just going to pay her to do that part for me. I’ve worked way too long on this project and the thought of trying to rewrite the chapters is just too overwhelming for me. My laptop is getting fixed right now (the boys downloaded a game which caused many viruses), so in order to read my book, I had to put it on my kindle. Who knew you could do that? So glad for my editor to walk me through such things. It was so cool to read my book like that. It gave me a feel for reading the finished product. Last week, I also wrote my first submission for my editor’s book. No pressure there! I haven’t been able to send it to her, because my laptop is in the shitter, but my laptop is supposed to be ready tomorrow. Anyway, I think the submission is good, but it’s a different kind of writing than I’m used to. We’ll see, but it’s really encouraging that she asked me to write for her. Like really encouraging.
Last Friday sure was a huge day. The Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage really made my heart smile. I am so very happy for so many people I know. I’ve seen the crap my cousin has had to go through all of these years. It’s unbelievable. So, to know that we are in the place we are now, as a nation, is really huge. My cousin and her wife are two of the best parents I know. I know I can’t compare myself to them, because they make us all look like amateurs. I’m also really happy for my favorite person to flirt with, Ed, and his husband Arby (he looks like Tom Selleck-ahhhh). I know, weird right, but he is a good flirt, and he makes me believe his flirting. I love that guy. Anyway, just happy for lots of people I love and care about. Just happy for the many people who won’t have to know all of the suffering those people have had to go through their whole lives, just because of their sexual preference. Love is love. There is no doubt. Hell, I’m just Brian leaving me, and Gwen Stefani proposing to me away from gay marriage myself. Or, should I just say second marriage. Marriage is now marriage. How beautiful is that?
I’ll try to wrap things up here. I could seriously write for hours today. In a nutshell, other than the bad stuff that comes with my period, things are good. The boys have been loving baseball, Brian likes his new job, I’m gearing up to get my shit together-in anticipation of my girls trip to Vegas-and the rest of my life. I’ve also been meeting more people lately. There are a couple of baseball moms that I seem to connect with pretty good. One of which, is one of Caleb’s friend’s mom. She’s pretty bad ass. She was pregnant with her youngest, when she found out her other son had Autism, and during that same time, she found out she had M.S. Let me tell you something…she handles it. She handles it like a baller. I enjoy being around her. She’s good people and a true inspiration.
I’ll leave you with the video for Just the Way You Are. I need to watch it, too. I’ve never seen it, but I love the song. The song is the center of my favorite scene in my book. I know I wrote it, but I get choked up every time I read or work on that scene. Hope you love the song, too.
Enjoy your day!