Fact: The entire month of August was one big giant ball o’ crazy.
First, we had teacher in-service days. Then school started, for me and for the kids. Then I decided it would be cool if I dove headfirst into speaking events for the first time in a year. (New babies have a way of putting the kibosh on book signings, you know?) Then my husband signed up to take the Series 7, which is a fairly intense test that gives him a license to trade stuff.
(And by “stuff” I mean stocks. And, you know. Other stuff.)
(Clearly I am not the business person in the family.)
And then yada yada yada, suddenly it was September and I finally took a breath. School has evened out for me; I feel like I’ve got at least one hand on the gearshift of the metaphorical School Bus, as opposed to gripping the steering wheel and screaming–which is what I do in August.
The girls have settled in nicely at their school, which means they’ve (mostly) stopped crying when they have to get in the car at 7:00 in the morning.
I’ve got SEVERAL events scheduled this fall, which you can find on my Events page. (Fair warning: a few of them are not open to the public, but I listed them anyway just in case the event happened to be at your place of work/education, because I’d love to see you.)
And my husband? DESTROYED the Series 7.
He pretty much blew the test out of the water because he is awesome. And also because I made him scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast before he went to the test center.
(I like to think the breakfast had a little something to do with his success.)
(Then again, I like to make most things about me.)
So even though lots of GOOD things happened in August, I spent most of the month feeling like one of those cartoon characters who steps on a banana peel and spends the next five seconds slipping and flailing, desperately trying to regain their balance.
Only instead of five seconds, it was thirty-one days.
But now September is here! And with it comes:
- the first of my speaking events (at a middle school, where I’ll speak to 400 eighth graders–meep!)
- a new gig as a Ticket Taker at my school’s home football games
- a writing schedule that is actually working (thank you, Microsoft Excel; I should have Creepy Faces DONE and out to beta readers by January!)
- two birthday parties
- the wedding of two dear friends
- a re-read of the entire Harry Potter series
- and of course, another month of adventures with our 2 year old and 7 month old.
Basically? If August was a giant ball o’ crazy, then September is going to be a whirlwind of awesome.
What are you looking forward to in September?