Sunday, October 17, 2010

Busy October

I'm used to being busy. In fact, when I'm NOT busy, I panic. But this month, it just seems like I'm more busy than usual. I think it's because I'm preparing for a vacation in the middle of the month that just pushes everything around it to double-stack on the fringes of the week. Add to the melee of work, friends with medical procedures, kids with double-homework, school functions and family events I need to either plan or help in the planning and you have a month where you find yourself wishing for a time-turner, a flux capacitor and your handy towel.

So how do you get anything done when you have a month jam-packed with events? How do you find the time to write or read or just wind down?

I have found it absolutely necessary to take 1 or 2 days off each night to spend "decompressing". I dedicate these days to do things with the kids, watch TV, read a book, or veg on the couch with my dog while playing Sims 3. Without these days, I think I would either have a nervous breakdown, a psychotic episode or strange combination of the two.

In a few hours, I'll be sailing away with my family on a Sweet 16 cruise for my daughter. I've been looking forward to this trip for the year we've had it planned and scheduled. But, of course, as the day approached I found myself running around trying to get everything done as if nothing had been planned. For some reason, even while knowing the date was fast approaching, the last-minute details still caught me off-guard. The past few days have been extremely hectic and stressful. It is time for a real vacation where I can rest, relax and completely decompress. Having a week off from all responsibilities is going to be awesome! I'm going to remain unplugged. That's right, no email, Internet access, Facebook or Twitter updates... just me, a cold drink, my iPad and some hot manuscripts to read! Woooo-zaaahhhh!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It gets better video from Dear Author's Dr. Sarah Frantz

I couldn't have said it better myself and yes I squeed when I saw the K.A. Mitchell and Ally Blue books.

Be sure to check out the deals on DearAuthor next October 11th, National Coming Out Day.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Spirit Day

Originally posted by at Spirit Day

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.