Monday, September 2, 2013


 Happy Monday everyone! Today is the last day of summer vacation for us, which is sort of bitter sweet. On one hand, I don't want to see summer end. I love fall, but in Minnesota this means winter is so, so close. And winter in Minnesota goes on far too long and is far too cold.
School starting means a lot more running around for all of us, and I'll miss lazy days
 at home with my kids.
On the other hand, things can get crazy around here with all four kids running around.
Part of me is looking forward to the quiet that will come being down to two kids,
and two mornings a week, only one. I know The Plan is to get a lot more writing done during those times, but of course, I know there will be plenty of days it doesn't happen.
Some fun things happening in September: My husband's birthday, my youngest's birthday (she turns two) and a few releases I'm looking forward to.
 Real Girls Don't Rust comes out Sept. 17th, as does the last book in the Cassastar series,
by Alex J. Cavanaugh, CassaStorm.
And on September 24th, How to Date a Nerd, by Cassie Mae, comes out, and I am really looking forward to getting this one on my shelf! In celebration, Cassie is having a super nerdy blog hop!

She's going to have some awesome prizes and it's going to be a lot of fun!
So, go here to sign up!
I will be getting my nerd story ready. :)


  1. Sounds like a great blog hop!

    I don't know how you make it through those long winters in Minnesota! I am not a fan of the cold weather. It makes my aches and pains so much worse. But I am a fan of sitting in front of a warm, cozy fire with book and a giant cup of hot chocolate.

    I'm hoping, when my girls go back to school, although I will miss the lazy days of summer, I might be able to sneak some quality writing time in. Maybe I'll even have some new stuff to send to my fabulous CP!

  2. I know how you feel about winter; in Chicago they say we have two seasons: winter and construction. And it's good that you've accepted the fact that it's not always possible to write every day; I know we'd all like to be able to do that, but life often gets in the way. And that's not always a bad thing.

  3. Have fun w/the birthdays! A great excuse to eat lots of cake. ;)

  4. Releases, birthdays and a bloghop. You must be real excited for September despite the upcoming winter.

  5. I live at 8000 feet and understand cold and worse, LONG, winters! But I've heard the MN winters chill to the bone. Ahh savor the last month or two of golden fall.

  6. September is going to be awesome! And freaking busy! I already feel like I'm behind and the month has just started. My baby is turning one tomorrow. Mixed emotions there, but I'm glad school has started, helps me get stuff done!

  7. I love fall, too, but luckily don't have to worry about crazy winters here. (Sometimes it won't even feel cold till December, haha.) Can't imagine what it must be like in Minnesota!

    It looks like you have a lot of fun books to look forward to in September. Yay you! :)

  8. I lived in Vermont, so I get the desire to stay away from those really long winters...
    but could we shorten summer and just extend fall and spring a little? Those are my two favorite seasons, and they just don't last long enough.

  9. I totally understand about the looming winter ahead. It's enough to make me want to run south for the winter! Hope you have a wonderful September!