But if you check out this book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPnKdMXnfHI
You'll see that the real Lisa is doing well... and the fictional Lisa does pretty well for herself! And Amazon has that beautiful 4-Star story for sale right HERE!!!!
So that was part of busyness, the joy of a book release... and another proposal approved for winter 2014! Yay. :)
And then there's this:
Not the cute guy... although there is another one:
Anyway, that's Bob-the-Builder in that first picture (yes, really!) and he's building us a nice big family room so that when my big family comes to visit, we have space to spread out. A family room.... I have waited over two decades for this room, and now when the 12 grandchildren come to celebrate at Grammy's house....
Some of the adults can sneak away to the quiet end of the house, LOL!
And yesterday a huge dumpster came to live in my driveway. H-U-G-E. And a load of stuff to make my front roof of this old house look better... and keep rain and snow out better. So from end to end we have construction.... and little kids... and I'm pretty sure someone will end up at least hospitalized, right?????
And did I mention the dead mice? That I have to pull out all of the decades-old (our own fault, right????) stuff I have behind the walls and under the eaves of our finished attic.... So they can put new baffles (WHAT???? WHAT ARE THOSE, EXACTLY????) to help the air circulation.... Let me just say, if I don't die of Hantavirus in a few weeks, you can be assured that the antique bodies and droppings weren't from the deer mouse...
PHEW! Then I can celebrate that we have regular field mice, and the difference is in the ears. Deer mice have bigger ears but without a second specimen, I was stymied by how to identify the corpse.
And such is the life of the upstate Yankee author.
We took stock in glue boards.... and D-con.... years ago. Welcome to country living, 101!
So that's my lameness for why there's been nothing in the kitchen, but there was THIS:
Smiling is good!
So while the kitchen has stayed somewhat quiet food-wise... life's been a little crazy and fun in every other corner of the house!