Friday, November 04, 2011

Wondrous Life

Yesterday I saw my book, The Essential Stay-at-Home Mom Manual: How to Have a Wondrous Life Amidst Kids and Chaos, fully laid out for the first time. On the computer, I mean, but still! The designer sent me a file of the entire thing, every page, laid out how it will look in print, and with the cover mocked up and everything. How cool is that? It was definitely one of the most significant and exciting moments of my life.

Of course, I had that significant moment while also preparing to go volunteer in Genevieve's kindergarten classroom and fielding an e-mail from Julia's teacher about the fact that she had cried at school because she was scared about having a substitute teacher for the afternoon. So I couldn't exactly drink in the moment and reflect on the hard work and events of the past two years that have led to the imminent publication of my book--you know, how it's the culmination of a lifelong dream and all that? I was a little too busy e-mailing Julia's 2nd-grade teacher and making sure the soup for dinner was started before I went over to volunteer in kindergarten. Which is the exact sort of thing the book is all about, really. So it's all kind of fitting and wonderful.


Rita said...


Yes! I'm yelling because OMG!!!!

If I lived closer, I'd drive to your house and we'd stare at the book layout on your computer screen and then we'd jump up and down while holding hands and yelling SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!

We would. Really we would.

We would make a scene.

Instead, I'll have to make due with making a spectacle of myself in your comments section. Which is not nearly the same.

Shannon said...

Rita, you are the best. You are mentioned in my acknowledgements section. Not by name (I was too afraid I'd forget someone if I started listing names), but you'll know who you are. xoxox