Monthly Status, 6/1/13

So I’ve moved from weekly blog posts to monthly sta­tus updates. One would think this would free me up to write more, but that hasn’t quite hap­pened. May has been a very busy month! Let’s hope June set­tles down enough for me to be able to get some­thing done. I real­ize I haven’t even posted a RT Con­ven­tion recap, so I’ll post my slideshow for you to peruse:


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I had such a great time. In prior years I’d sched­uled my time and kept busy doing so many things, this year I kind of took it easy, didn’t rush to do any­thing, and just had a great time min­gling with every­one. Next year RT will be in New Orleans. I’m already excited!

When I got back, it was straight into the finale of my daughter’s soc­cer career. What a blast. I’m such a proud mama. After that, she  grad­u­ated high school, so I had invi­ta­tions to send, party to plan.…busy busy busy.

I also got to see Ludovico Ein­audi and his ensem­ble in con­cert in Boul­der, CO. If you don’t know who this is, it’s my plea­sure to intro­duce him to you here. (This is an hour long video, so feel free to play this in the back­ground as you go about your day.)  Is he bril­liant, or what? 16073738

I did have time to read a few books, but I’ve got to tell you about Tan­gled by Emma Chase. I don’t like to review books here or any­thing, if I men­tion I read it, you can bet I liked it enough to share, but this one really is a great read.  I love the author’s voice. It’s writ­ten in first per­son in the hero’s point of view, which is unique. Here’s part of the blurb:

Drew Evans is a win­ner. Hand­some and arro­gant, he makes multimillion-dollar busi­ness deals and seduces New York’s most beau­ti­ful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indul­gent fam­ily. So why has he been shut­tered in his apart­ment for seven days, mis­er­able and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true.

 

So there you go. That was my month of May in recap. Let’s hope June brings sev­eral great word-count days! I’d like to get back in the saddle.