Saturday, July 15, 2006

Painting & Vacationing

Well, I've finished the stairwell & the upstairs foyer--did I say that already? Not sure. Last night & today I've worked on my dining room. I'm painting it khaki with white trim. The walls are done. Just have to sand the trim work & then paint & viola! I'll have the dining room almost done. :) That should take me...okay, I'm not going to think about that since I still have several more rooms to go. ;)

After painting last night I sat up reading a good book till the sun came up. Wasn't great, but good enough that I wanted to finish it. :)

Hubby & two oldest boys are off canoeing the Buffalo River this weekend. Their canoeing in the day & camping at night. Before long the youngest two kids are going to be old enough & I'll get to go on these trips again. :) I still go on some, but not as many as I'd like. We're taking the oldest two white water rafting on the Ocoee River next month. I'm looking forward to that. I love white water rafting.

Since I know I have a lot of patients that read my blog, I wanted to let ya know that I'm taking quite a bit of vacation time over the next few weeks, but will be back to regular schedule on August 21st. Between now & then I'm working the next three Mondays and that's it. I hope to spend time with my kids, get my house remodeling finished, catch up on my scrap-booking, finish three book proposals, write a novella, get the kids' school shopping done and them back in school, and buy new furniture for my living room. No biggie. Jeeze, I bet I get that all done the first week and then I'll be bored the rest of the time---YEAH RIGHT. And of course I'll be in Atlanta the last week of July. I'm really looking forward to that since I'll be seeing friends I only see once or a few times a year. Plus, I have a booksigning & I'll get to meet my agent in person for the first time. That should be cool.

Not sure if you can make out what the plague says or not but I got this in the mail & was thrilled. It's the award for JANE MILLIONAIRE winning the 2006 Golden Quill for Best First Book. :) I also got a pin to wear on my name badge. Very, very cool!


MJFredrick said...

AWESOME plaque, Janice!!!

MJFredrick said...

Oh, and you can come paint my house when you're done ;)

Janice Lynn said...

LOL, I'm wondering if my hubby would be mad if I decided I liked the walls half & half. Half done, half not done , that is. ;)