Love Note - 08/08/2018

I have no clue how it's Wednesday or August!

It's my birthday month and my writing anniversary month. My first published book was Schasm, and it released on August 22, 2013. CRAZY!!! 

My life has been super crazy this week. I became one of those parents in the bleachers at a little league game who got a little too overheated. It wasn't because of the scorching sun, my five-year-old calling my name every four seconds, or even the game itself. It was the rude peeps behind me. If you don't know me too well, I'm typically the person who can take a lot of public irritation until I blow, but the second someone says something negative about one of my friends, watch out... These parents had too much to say about a friend they must not have known I was close to. Before I knew it, words were coming out of my mouth, and I had nothing to hide behind. After I nicely said "hush your mouth" in a Bostonian way, I turned back toward the field and bit my lip, realizing I had to sit there for another hour or so like a stiff bird on an electric wire. The heckling continued for the next hour with me being the "butt" of their jokes. Oh, the irony. If only they knew what I did for a living haha. 

I was proud of myself, though. They continued poking at me and I kept my mouth shut. I'm supposed to be an introvert, so I'm not sure what came over me, but it felt kind of good. I guess it's better to speak your piece than bury it, but how sad is it that adults feel the need to be bullies too. I've often questioned what makes a child act like a bully. Well, I have my answer now.

Meanwhile, as I'm trying to block out the annoying 'sounds" behind me, Brady, my little guy turns to me and says, "Hey, Mom, did you know...if you're ever thirsty, all you have to do is go to the bathroom and fill your cup up with water from the toilet?" 

Needless to say, the grown children behind me were no longer an issue in my life. How did I forget to teach my child to use a sink and not the toilet? He promised me he's never done such a thing, but the thought is still haunting me a bit. 

I read something in a book back when I was pregnant, and it said (not verbatim) babies and children are born as little cave people and it's our job as adults to teach them how to be human beings. Seriously...a rule book is still needed for this parenting gig. The amount of times I've heard throughout my life that toilet water is actually cleaner than any other water source is what's bugging me. What if he heard that too? No wonder he said it. Ugh. 

Now that I've spilled my beans on the past 24 hours of my life, I want to say thank you for all of the support you gave me for my release of Man Buns last week! It was definitely one of my best releases yet, and I owe it to you guys! I hope you've had a chance to give it a read and enjoyed it. If you didn't, though, I know I can be a little over the top and corny sometimes. My humor isn't for everyone ;).

If humor isn't your thing, you'll be happy to know I'm writing a book that will hopefully rip your heart out. You're welcome hehe. It's titled, "The Other Blue Sky," and it's going to be a follow-up (still standalone) to Last Words. I've begun writing it and have already slipped into this world. I'm fascinated with the lifestyle of the 1950's-60's and the way immigration evolved back then. The one thing I"m having trouble with, though, is finding good solid research on immigration laws for that time period. If you have any insight, I'd love to hear the source. I'm a stickler for getting my facts straight since I think it makes the story more realistic. 

That's the story, folks. I hope you're enjoying the first week of August. Just remember, it's not the beginning to the end of summer. Don't pull out the sweaters and apple any thing yet! Most of September is summer too haha. 

In case you didn't see all my amazing love last week, make sure you grab your copy of Man Buns for a fun summer read!



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