It was a bit on the crazy side here this week. Since I’ve never released a book before, I had no idea what to expect, but I guessed it was going to be busy.
Well, that’s an understatement.
Truthfully, for a few days, I barely moved from a chair because I was so busy fielding emails, phone calls, and just overseeing all the details of the launch. I’m so thankful to my husband, my team, and our mother’s helper who helped shoulder so much of the load the past few weeks in order to pull this book launch off.
It was exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. But I’m glad to have it behind me because it’s time to get back to normal life again after a few whirlwind weeks! 🙂
You all were so kind to share in the excitement and to do crazy things like taking pictures of yourself at the bookstore or pictures with your receipts. All the pictures from you all in my inbox were so fun to receive and I was cracked up at how many of you apologized about how you looked. If you could have seen my pajama-clad, bedhead self at the time, I think you would have felt a lot better!
And THANK YOU for keeping my book in the top 100 bestsellers on Amazon for the past four days. Your support has been amazing, overwhelming, and humbling.
Thank you all so much for bearing with me as I’ve taken a break from much of the usual blogging the last few weeks in order to focus on the book launch. Thank you for bearing with all the posts about the book this week. While I do have a few more special offers in store, I promise that I’m not going to be mentioning the book every other post for the next two years. 😉
Now, enough about the book, we did do some other things this week, too…
We also attended a beautiful wedding of two young people whose families we’ve known for years.
And we had lots of fun with our new bunny, whom the girls have named Fawn Sweet Pea Beauty. 🙂
Jesse and I have decided that pets take a lot of time–Fawn got out of her cage twice the first week and we spent a total of 4.5 hours trying to catch her and coax her back into the cage. You should have seen us running around our basement trying to catch her. If we hadn’t have been so determined to catch her, we probably would have been laughing at how hysterical we looked.
Kathrynne has been doing most all of the care-taking for Fawn and it’s been so encouraging to see her stepping up and taking such responsibility.
Jesse and I also celebrated our ninth anniversary two days late by going on a dinner date to a restaurant we had a gift card to. Come to find out, we had forgotten to bring the gift card with us. Oh well, we still had a wonderful evening out together.
And I also was in a minor accident and didn’t have my license with me. (I blame all the absentmindedness on all my brain cells being sucked out by my book release! :)) It could have been much worse, and while it was no fun to wait three hours when I really needed to go to the bathroom, I’m so thankful no one was hurt and the van only suffered a few scratches and scrapes.
Did anything exciting or interesting happen at your house this week?
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