Time is going by way too fast for me. So much to do, so little time to do it. The problem of the ages. :P But I guess that's just life. So, because I'm sure y'all are just dying to know what happened in my life this month, here is my month-in-review-post!
Wow, life was crazy this month! First off, we attended the homeschool conference the 8th and 9th. And ... I got to meet Susan Marlow!! Who is one of my favorite authors! That conference would have to be the highlight of the month! I also got to spend two days with some very dear friends, as well as see Rebekah Morris, another favorite author.
The Sunday after the homeschool conference, our family went downtown to visit the veterans memorial. Seriously, I have lived in Wichita for almost 12 years, and I cannot believe I hadn't gone and seen it before! It was so amazing! However, since I took close to a zillion pictures, I'll save them for another post. ;)
The second Saturday of the month, dad took us down to the lake. We had fun wading in the creek, and than playing by the lake. (Well, my playing was reading, but it still counts, right?) I also had fun taking pictures of the wheat/sunflower fields that we saw on the 45 min. drive to the lake. :)
|The perfect reading spot. ;)|
Of course, the weather has been beautiful! So there's been lots of bike riding, long walks down to the mail (which is at the end of our street) and lots, and lots of sunshine!! Summer is coming!! :D Which I'm so totally excited about, because summer is my absolute favorite season!
This past week I was researching historical sites and museums for our summer trip. I was supposed to be looking around and finding out prices, places we could stop along the way, etc. One of the museums had a note that said "For groups over ten, please give us two weeks notice." Another said "Please call for special rates for groups over eight."
I was reminded again just how strange my family is. Apparently we are group-sized, not family-sized. xD
I got a lot of reading done this month!! Which I was happy about. :) I read ...
Through the Tunnel, by Rebekah A. Morris
Heartbreak Trail, by Susan K. Marlow
The Last Ride, by Susan K . Marlow
Resist, by Emily Ann Putzke
A Night Divided, by Jennifer Nielson
A Night Divided, by Jennifer Nielson
Family Secrets, by Catherine Marshal
The Innocent, by Willowy Whisper
The Letter, by Willowy Whisper
Love finds you in Victory Heights Washington, by Tricia Goyer
Not by Sight, by Kate Breslin
A Different kind of Courage, by Sarah Holman
The Healer, by Dee Henderson
The Rescuer, by Dee Henderson
Through Waters Deep, by Sarah Sundin
Cries of the Heart, by Ravi Zacharias
Is God on America's side?, by Erwin Lutzer
I also Beta-read The Old River Road, by Ivy Rose. So ... all in all that brings my total to seventeen books. They were all amazing books! Seriously, I want to own them all! :D (Because most of them were library books. :P)
Uhhh .. writing? Is that a thing? ;P
I didn't get a lot of writing done this month. I've been editing A Question of Honor, and I really want to get the first edit on that done before I start anything new.
I did write a little bit.
Because a certain friend would have killed me otherwise. But here's a clip for you guys to enjoy. (Or not enjoy. It's up to you. ;))
“Herr, Doctor. The Lieutenant has requested you meet him in his office just as soon as you are finished.”
Micah looked up as the tent flap was pulled back, and a cool breeze entered the operating area. Fear gripped Micah’s heart at the request, and for the moment his hand froze above the incision. The Lieutenant in charge was Lieutenant Essler. Erich Essler.
“Are you alright, Doctor?”
Micah snapped back into motion as the nurse sent him a concerned glance. “Yes, I’m fine. I’ll be there when I’m finished, private.”
The young soldier gave a quick salute, and stepped back outside.
Once he was gone, the nurse took the instrument from his hand. “You were finished with this, Doctor.”
Micah hated how preoccupied he felt. “Oh, yes, sorry.”
The nurse's eyes looked kind from beneath her mask. “I’m sure everything will be fine, Sir. You do good work, you’re one of the best Doctors here in this God-forsaken place. Surely the Lieutenant has simply noticed that.”
Micah nodded. If only she knew what Erich really wanted. She’d run as fast as possible in the opposite direction. Away from him.
I got a good amount of editing done this month. Not as much as I would have liked, but I'm happy with it.
Also, I got The Silent Blade back from Abi (The Left-Handed Typist) who was editing it for me. That got me really excited! :)
I hit 30 followers this month!! :D I just happened. One day I had 27, the next time I looked I had 30. You guys are all awesome. :)
Now some of this month's notable blog posts ...there were so many amazing blog posts this month, so I had to choose only a few. These were at the top of my "favorites" list,
I honestly don't know what to say about this blog post. It was such a blessing and encouragement to me in so many ways. Shantelle has a wonderful way with words, and I cannot even say how much this post impacted me. Just go and read it.
This post was just super exciting because Emily is a very good freind of mine, and she is an amazing writer. I cannot wait until her book comes out!!!
Deborah C. has been helping me with editing since I started writing. Here she shares her story of how she started her editing journey.
Another amazing post by Shantelle. I shall not say anymore, so go read it.
Faith did a wonderful job on this post. An I think the title pretty much speaks for itself. ;)
And ... I do believe that is all for this post! I shall (Lord willing) be back soon, since I have gotten behind on my tags. I hope you all have an amazing weekend!!!