Happy Sunday, Inspy Romancers. Once again, I was the cause of IR admin miscommunication. Something about writing these Sunday posts doesn’t want to stick in my head.
Part of the problem was that hubby, two of my sons, and I spent most of Saturday clearing out a flower bed in preparation for a fire pit area. We haven’t exactly decided WHAT’s going to go there, except the fire pit. We’ve talked about a deck. But we’ve also talked about just doing pavers or stones. My awesome third son (I have five) used to work with a landscaper. He would take on the job of preparing the fire pit. Hubby and I would build the deck (my vote).
And well, after all that work, both mental and physical, I FORGOT that I needed to get the Sunday Edition done. I didn’t even turn on my computer on Saturday. But I kept looking at it as I was enjoying a good book and the niggle of a thought that I was supposed to do SOMETHING on it was there. I just couldn’t remember what. :(
This March is also a busy month (as are most months, who am I kidding). This year the above son turned 21, and my youngest daughter turns 18 tomorrow. How is it possible that they’re that old? My oldest moved into his first house this last week as well. And I’m trying to get a book rereleased. And a nasty cold has been running through my house.
So, I hope you (and Elizabeth, who picked up my slack AGAIN – thank you, Elizabeth) will forgive me forgetfulness.
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HI Ginger, your back yard plans sound fun- both fire pit and deck options!! We have a fire pit that we can move around the yard, the boys love when we light it up, they spend hours out ‘cooking’ leaves etc.
Wow, 18, 21,and another moving out! I imagine you wonder where that time went. My boys are still little- 7 and 9 yrs, but already I look at their growing independence and am amazed at how quickly they grow.
Yes, ma’am, I am wondering where the time went. I’m not old enough. :D (VERY big grin)
Hi Ginger! Enjoy reading about our Inspy Romance authors families. March in our family is also busy as our oldest two sons celebrate March birthdays twelve days apart. Our second son celebrated his 37th on Friday and our oldest will be the BIG 40 on the first day of Spring. We are empty nesters but the grandkids ages 12, 10, 4 & 1 keep us busy. Yard work is exhausting. Enjoy your fire pit and deck. Too cold to be outside on the deck – we had snow in the Michigan last week. Our SW Michigan & Northern Indiana communities are recovering from one of the worst floods in my lifetime. Enjoy your Sunday. Happy writing.
I’m sorry to hear about the flooding, Renate. We’ve had a wet winter, but the last few weeks have been anything but cold. Current temp outside is 65 (at 2pm), but it’s a bit dreary with no sun.
I can’t wait for grands, but my only married son is not even contemplating children at the moment, so I’ll have to wait for a while longer. :(
Welcome to the Forgetful Club! That’s been me for this fall/winter. Thank God I have friends, colleagues, and family members who remind me of things that are due.
I’m thankful for phones, notes, and friends. They certainly do get me through my days and where I’m supposed to be. The family, well, they think mom is superwoman (haha). Not really, but they don’t remind me because this is a new phenomenon over the last 18 months or so. One I don’t like much.
Becky Smith says
Have a restful Sunday! Loved your analogy of “enjoying a good book and the niggle of a thought that I was supposed to do SOMETHING.” Been there. Done that.
Thanks, Becky, you too.
Sounds like a neat project you have going on!
I hope it will be. It’s still in the planning stages at the moment. :) I can’t wait to see it done.
Linda Rainey says
I forget all the time.
I think I’ve forgotten more than I remember. ;o
Lucy M Reynolds says
We enjoy our fire pit very much. Best wishes on your project.
Paula. Shreckhise says
You are allowed to forget some times! The backyard plans sound great. I know you will enjoy it this summer.
If it were only sometimes, Paula. Thanks for the encouragement.
Jessica B. says
I hope you are able to reach a good resolution for your fire pit area. It sounds like quite a big project you and your family have undertaken together.
Hubby and I have built a deck before. This one is much smaller. ;)
Nancy K. says
I have become more forgetful as I have gotten older. I blame it on being in my 60’s. It’s little things that can be so aggravating.
I wish I could blame it on getting older. It’s more likely my diet. ;)
Winnie Thomas says
Sounds like you have a busy family and a full life. I hope all goes well with your fire pit area. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it immensely when it’s done.
Thanks, Winnie. I hope so.
Ginger, sounds like you got a busy family! But what fun to have a firepit, that’s something hubby and I have talked about wanting. I can imagine cold fall/winter nights watching the flames, hearing the crackle of the wood and smelling the wood smoke :-)
Happy SONday everyone, looking forward to another great week on Inspy Romance!
Thanks, Trixi. We are busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Love having fun times around a fire pit! :)
Erin Smith says
Ohhh my two sons built my fire pit with me. I have to say it was probably the BEST and CHEAPEST thing we did to our landscaping. It didn’t take long at all. The boys did most of the work too. I love our fire pit. It’s great for Firepit Friday’s when we sit around enjoying the fire, a bit of music, so pizza and wine/craft beer and soda for the boys. Though we are now down one son. He just joined the Army so he’s missing out on all the fun. We will just have to keep a spot open for him always. Even our senior cat has his own chair that he snuggles on and watches the humans act like fools by the fire LOL.
Sounds amazing, Erin. Yes, always keep a chair open for those who’ve left the nest. ;)
vera mallard says
Yes, I understand what you are talking about. My life is spent wondering what I was supposed to do and forgot!
I write notes. Lots of notes. I even had one that told me I was supposed to do the post, but I think I forgot to look at it. :D
Olufisayo Alabi says
Just heard of the giveaway today. Hope I’m not too late? I’m hoping to the International pack!
Where do you live, Olufisayo? In order to be eligible for the international bundle, we have to know where you live.
Debbie T. says
I love reading about you and the other authors. Always nice to meet new ladies who write inspirational books. They make me smile.
Thanks, Debbie. Good books make me smile too.
Natalya Lakhno says
Sounds like a truly amazing project! Would you like to landscape our front yard? We are stuck…well kind of can’t reach an agreement lol