I have been a woman of few words lately.
The words, they just aren't flowing for me.
I think it's because September has been such an overwhelming month for me. There seems to be something going all the time. And I think it has something to do with my magazine writing class - it is snatching up all my good words for all the magazine articles I am writing as assignments. As in, homework. Homework, as in work I have to do at home between church and Bible studies, and weddings, and appointments with people, and cleaning my house, and spending time with my little grandson.
But the class is fun and challenging and I'm glad I'm doing it. We are writing articles that we actually have to query and submit to many different magazines. Our professor's goal is that each of us will be published by the end of the semester. So this weekend I have to write a "how-to" article that we have to submit to five different magazines and also a query letter for a feature article for our University magazine. The pressure is on. But if I'm going to make my writing career take off -this is really good for me. I have never written under a deadline before. I have never written anything "on command" before. So even though it's a good kind of stretching, well, it's still stretching. And stretching can be a bit uncomfortable.
We are on "high alert" waiting for Ava Claire's arrival. My cell phone is with me continually. On Tuesday we are supposed to go up to the mountains for our annual pastor's and wives retreat. We have made our reservations, but we can cancel them at a moments notice. And it's only a two hour drive to the Birthing Center - so if labor begins while we are there I think I'm pretty sure we can still make it back to help coach my daughter through labor.
I can't believe our little girl is going to be with us soon - I can hardly wait to see what she looks like! Her nursery is just so adorable. I wish I had taken a picture last night when we were there. And she already has a very full closet of clothes - just like a little girl should! Oh Ava Claire - if you only knew how loved you already are. You would hurry up and get here for sure!
Okay, it's back to my magazine article writing. Have a great and wonderful weekend. And if little Ava Claire gives us any indication of impending arrival - I will break right in and let you all know!