Wednesday, November 9, 2011
It's November Already!
And I can't believe I'm surprised. October is the busiest time of year for me. We've got our wedding anniversary (9 years. Whut?) Two birthdays and Halloween all in one week. This year we added a bowling party and Scottish in-laws to the mix. And the volunteer face painting of 1,000 children. And some regular painting drama in our bathroom and soccer and yoga and more parties, and gifts and oh on my kid's 5th birthday, I snipped the tip of his finger practically off with a pair of scissors as I was cutting a gift ribbon. Blood all over the LEGO. Tears, shock, guilt guilt guilt, Cars 2 Band-aid.
Mother of the year!
I've missed you, dear reader and I'm on this blogging business. I have so much to talk about and one of those things is NCTE/ALAN 2011.
I'm off to Chicago to talk and sign and panel it up with David Levithan and John Green and some other badasses.
There is also: BUILDING BLUEPRINTS FOR BETTER GIRLS.
I'm going to try and do a semi-weekly book rave of a book I love. If I don't like a book, you will never know about it. That's not how I roll. I'm from the if you can't say something good school.
It's like when my kid got bit after school yesterday. (And I mean bit. Silver dollar sized bruise on his skinny little thigh.) My husband was all outraged and furious and heads will roll! But I know the kid. I know his mom. Maybe he was just hungry. And I always think about the biter's poor mother and so when it comes to talking about books- I'm the biter's mother.
Am I making sense?