Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Not quite back in the saddle

Saturday was spent celebrating. Sunday was spent getting ready for a garage sale. Yesterday was garage sale and today, I have an article due.

Yeah, I already contacted editor and begged forgiveness, because today I am heading to the beach with my family... the first time we have been out together all summer. The ice princess goes to school on Thursday, so we are going to go today. I plan on lounging, eating clam chowder and watching my kids. Not because they will eat sand, bug other people or hit each other, but because I love them and never tire of watching them. I am blowing off another board meeting to do it, but I'm not going to let my life get out of hand with commitments again.

Steve Irwin's death really hit my family hard. My sixteen year old son cried for a half an hour when he heard and this kid cries over very little. It wasn't so much that fisher boy loved Steve Irwin, fisher boy wanted to be Steve Irwin. Much of what my son knows about animals he learned watching the Crocodile Hunter. His love of conservationism is due in a large part to watching Steve. No matter what you think of his methods, Steve did a lot to inspire children to want to know more about the natural world. I know my son is not the only young person who grew up watching Steve.I feel for his family.

Oh, I read a book over the weekend. Fantabulous. The Summer House by Jude Deveraux. Wow, is all I have to say. It was my first book by her and I'll be on the lookout for more. The story swept me away so much I couldn't tell you what the writing was like! I know that nothing jarred me out of the story, so it must be pretty good.

Okay, off for the last day of summer!


Amanda Ashby said...

Glad you have your family life back, Teri! And I know what you mean about Steve Irwin's death. It hit us hard as well. I grew up an hour south of where he lived and my mum said that everyone is just gutted about it. I can't imagine how his wife and kids must be feeling.

cin said...

Hi Teri!

So excited about your life getting back in order! You are a saint.

I, too, am so sad about Steve Irwin. Such a shock. And a shame.


SavvyChick said...

Definately go out and get Jude's backlist and don't miss "A knight in shining armor". This book started the time travel sub genre.

I was saddened by Steve's death as well. The story of how he met his wife and how he felt when he first laid on eyes on her is what romance novels are all about. They replayed two interviews on the Discovery channel with him. One from 2000 and one from 2002. I was crying like a baby watching them again. My heart just breaks for his wife and their children.


Elisabeth Naughton said...

Glad your family's getting back to normal!