Monday, January 11, 2010

Remembering Where I Left My Brain . . .

After three weeks of not really blogging (Okay, hardly blogging at all - but it was Christmas Break!), I find myself having a hard time getting back into the blogging groove. I mean really - how long has it been since I've posted something personal on my blog? Hang on a second while I research that . . .

Hmm . . . Well, I don't think putting out the word that my publisher is looking for people to participate in my book's blog tour counts. Before that there was my post on Dec. 8th about my son's new talent playing the cello. But really, the last time I wrote and actually mention moi was Thanksgiving, when I talked about my family's traditions while growing up and the traditions my hubby and I are trying to create with our own family.

So yeah, it's been a while.

I'm trying to think if I have anything interesting to say. Let's see.

I recently discovered flat irons, how they work, & how awesome they make my hair look! I love it. Now I just need to get a better flat iron so the ends of my hair don't get all fried and yucky looking. Suggestions, anyone?

I'm trying to figure out Twitter and Twibes (still). And ya know, I haven't warmed up to Twitter like I had hoped. So I'm enduring it. I definitely prefer Facebook and post there MUCH more often!

Christmas vacation was awesome. With all the nasty weather & school being canceled, I had the kids home for over three weeks. It was fabulous! My hubby was off work for most of that time. Our family had such a great time. We challenged each other on Wii sports. Hey, if it's almost zero or below outside, you may as well enjoy the benefits of video games. At one point it was warm enough we could actually go outside and break in our sleds. We brought them to Kansas with us when we moved here from Utah and they've been sitting in our garage ever since. After three years, we finally had enough snow on the ground to truly enjoy sledding! We also went to the movies to see The Princess and the Frog (just wait for it to come out on Redbox people. It wasn't worth the price of movie tickets), hit Monkey Bizness one day, then had lunch at McD's another day. I think we actually made it out of the house four days in a row!  =)  But for the majority of the time, we were hanging out at home - which is a vacation all in itself.

Have I told you my eyes are bothering me? I'm trying to decide if it's time to go see my eye doctor and get new glasses - since mine broke like six years ago - or if it's just the stress of being on the computer all the time. Between working on our school yearbook (online), reading for the Whitney Awards (on my netbook), working on another surprise project for my hubby's birthday (which is also online - not the birthday, the book), my eyes are getting quite tired and stressed.

Hmm . . . other fun stuff happening in my life . . . Well, it's almost time to start editing (dis)Abilities in the Gospel with my fabulous editor, Tristi Pinkston. Once we finish the edits, then we'll start to see the book cover, check out the final galley proofs, start finalizing promotional tours . . . Just thinking about it all inspires twisted feelings inside of me. I can't decide if it's butterflies fluttering away, or if I'm going to throw up from nerves. Hopefully not the latter or my book signings won't go over very well.  (Disclaimer: I have never thrown up in a public setting before, no matter how much pressure I was under. So please don't feel the need to come prepared with splatter guards if you brave one of my book signings.)

Oh - and it's birthday mania at our house! I can't believe I didn't say this first. This is the 6 weeks period I eat so much cake, I seriously hate sugar for months afterwards. MJ turned 9 on the 5th. John's birthday is the 19th (just next week!), and Anna turns 3 (yep, preschool age!) on Feb. 15th. It's cake, cake, and more cake at our house. If anyone has any sugar cravings, please stop by.

I've discovered one other thing . . . 2 o'clock in the afternoon is not the best time to work on my computer. The sun shines right through our bay windows and I feel like my office is roasting me alive! So, I guess this is the end of my ramblings. I hope I didn't bore you too much & that you at least got a few laughs while you read.

Have a fabulous day everyone!!!

6 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

Sounds like a busy time for you! (Although, I wouldn't mind some of that cake. ;)
How fun that you're getting close to your edits! Can't wait to see your book cover.

*Jess* said...

Get a CHI flat iron. Worth every penny!

Lynn Parsons said...

That settles it. I'm bringing emetrol to the LDS Storymakers Conference just for you! Do you prefer lemon or cherry?

:)

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Lynn - I have no idea what that is. But if I have to choose a flavor, it would be lemon. =)

Amy said...

Sounds like a fun christmas break. I understand the difficulty with getting into the blogging mode. I keep looking at mine and wonder what to do ;)

themeese2 said...

I have to honest in that I much prefer to read your personal family updates rather book reviews. I miss you guys so much!

GET YOUR EYES CHECKED, GIRLIE! Speaking from experience, I didn't realize just HOW bad my eyesight had gotten until I put on my first pair of glasses. When business signs 3 blocks away jumped into focus, I nearly fell over! I knew things were blurry, but not HOW blurry until I saw the difference. I highly recommend getting an exam.

Review Disclaimer: Sometimes a book I review has been sent to me for free by a publisher or an author. This in no way effects my review, which is my own opinion about whether the book was a good read for me, fit my tastes, and if I would recommend it to others. Other than possibly a free book, I am not compensated in any way for posting a review.