Of lilacs, literature, and life
Lilacs! A full three weeks early this year, popping out in all their glory to keep up with every other green and flowery thing in our area. This is an incredible spring--no complaints here!
Seems like I'm scrambling just as fast as the green things around here, trying to keep on top of the immediate demands and fit in the catching-up things...when all I'd rather do is sit and soak up the sunshine to my very bones and just drink in the fragrances wafting around me.
"The Magnetic Connection", available through Amazon and the other link on the website. You'll find great characters, high adventure, and a heart-warming and well-written story that keeps you turning the pages (I'm not biased--it's really good!). It was a very special privilege to be part of this project and see a dream come true. Wonderful job, Mom!
Now we're going to learn part two of this whole publication thing: marketing. Today's authors have to do a lot to market their books, no matter how they're published, so we've bravely jumped in and are trusting the Lord to guide and bless our efforts.
Back on the homefront, I spent an intense week with SweetPea and her performance in "The Secret Garden" with a homeschool group. Three dress rehearsals and four performances kept us running, but what fun! We had to create a Victorian "up-do" hairdo for her each performance for her roles as a maid, a governess, and the dead wife of Mr. Craven who appears to him in a dream. The kids did an outstanding job, beginning to end, even having to master a British accent and learn theater-in-the-round. As often happens with such things, we all felt an emotional letdown the following week after such a bonding kind of a time, both kids and moms.
And I'm embarked on writing our church's VBS program for this summer. Thought I'd be farther along with it by now, but as I learned last year, the Lord will help me get it done! I'm certainly counting on His enabling. It's my favorite topic--the Word of God--and we're presenting it as a treasure hunt.
That's my catch-up! Happy spring to you, my dear reader.