Well, I’m afraid we didn’t make it out of the driveway yesterday. We got the van back from the shop at 2:30 and proceeded to pack it up until 11:30 at night! There was just too much that had to be done before we could leave, including hydrating compost material for our onboard Nature’s Head composting toilet. Here is a picture of Hannah working on it: We were sad to miss our very first camping reservation at an alpaca farm in Wytheville, VA. But I have to say, by the end of last night, the van looked amazing! After packing […]
First Day – A Delay… So, we were planning to get the van back from the shop – yes, the shop – this morning and head out before noon. It is almost 2:00 now. How did this happen? Well, a couple of days ago I had the bright – albeit belated – idea to have the van “checked out” before we embarked on our cross-country trip. I should be happy I did, because it needed maintenance. They worked on it all day yesterday – filters, oil change, belts, two new tires. This morning they were going to rotate the tires […]
So, This Happened…And This is Happening! HAIR! Okay, so the hair is the first “this.” The story behind the hair: Hannah has wanted to dye her hair green for a while and I’d said “no, no, no…okay.” And then she asked me if I’d dye my hair with her. And, to my surprise, I said “okay!” It’s quite an offer for a mom to get from her 17 year old! So, I’ve never dyed my hair before. Ever. A few times I got highlights, but never dyed. So now my hair is dyed “mermaid.” What can I say? I saw […]
This is a fun video trailer post! My new book, Snowball Moon is out – just in time for the holidays! If you are looking for a gift for a kiddo in the 0-6 age range, you can get a copy of Snowball Moon at Amazon or your favorite local Indie Store. Or, for a signed copy (and a fun visit!) please stop by one of my two upcoming book signings in Charlottesville – I would love to see you! Saturday, December 9th at 10:30 New Dominion Book Shop The Downtown Mall Hot Cocoa Served! Saturday, December 16th from […]
Having brain cancer has had a wonderful way of changing my perspective on just about everything, including turning 50 today. When I turned 30 I was sad to be getting older. Today, I have no wish to be young again. I harbor little nostalgia for years gone by. I have only immense gratitude for this day, for the privilege of turning 50, for being alive. I am very, very happy to be 50. Bring it on, y’all!