Sunday, May 1, 2011

Expectations and Pants Kickings!

Hi, All!

This past week has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. Monday and Tuesday pretty much went by without a hitch, other than the people in the family I nanny for were all sick. Wednesday, I was home, doing what I need to do, you know, glamorous things like laundry and cleaning light fixtures, and I started to feel a bit rough.

Well, let's just say, the week ended with me hoping that I could get through my reading on Saturday without incident. Which I did. Thank Goodness!

Which so cleverly and subtly brings me to yesterday's reading. As you can see by the picture, it wasn't exactly the overflowing crowd that a person dreams of, but those that were there participated fully and seemed to have a genuinely good time.  Thanks to everybody that came down!

Before you start feeling too sorry for me, please know that throughout the signing portion of the day, which was until 2pm, there were still a decent amount of books getting signed and out the door. One on it's way to a lady's grandson in Germany!

After McNally, my hubby and I met up with some good friends, one of which is the genius that is putting together the Lexi puppet clothes. It's always good to see them, and I'm getting so excited to see Lexi come to life as the puppet.!

On our way home I found that I was beginning to feel sorry for myself about the turnout I had had at the reading. This is when I had one of those moments when I had to give myself a kick in the pants.

What was I feeling so "oh poor me" about, exactly?!  After all, I was at "McNally Robinson", for crying out loud, doing a reading/signing of my second children's book. Nobody booed me out of the room, people had stopped by, the whole time I was there, with congratulations, and buying books.

I'm getting to do what I love to do every day. How dare I, even for a second, feel sorry for myself just because there weren't as many people there as I had conjured up in my head!

Anyway, now that I've unleashed upon you the pants kicking I gave myself........

For the upcoming week...

I'm hoping to set up a date for a mini tour of 3 schools in the Battlefords.
I need to keep working on the playlist for the grad party in May.
I'll be in touch with my puppet building lady about changing the eyes on the Lexi puppet (initial feedback dictates a change)
I'm doing a reading at a local hutterite colony.
And, as I have not yet gone to battle with the now dust particle jackalopes that have gone from taking up squatting rights, to throwing full-on neighborhood bar-b-ques under my fridge and stove, I need to do that.

Thank you all again for reading my ramblings, I do appreciate you, every day.

May you catch every kindness that comes your way, even if it's in disguise, and is not recognized at first sight.
May you gain the ability to deflect all negativity, even though you may not recognize it either, at first bite.

May every day of your week bring you at least one laugh that makes your face hurt, your belly ache, and your eyes shine.
May any tears shed be those of joy, pride, hearing a song that touches your heart, or seeing something so beautiful, it must be divine.

May everything you touch, this week, turn to perverbial gold.
May all kindness that you bestow, come back to you a thousand fold.

Until Next Week!

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