Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Catching up now that the storm is over

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity here. One book manuscript was edited, and a second book manuscript completed. I'm getting ready to head into the edits on the second one, so I figured I'd better show up here for an update before I disappear again.

Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting Jesuit Father James Martin, author of so many great books, among them My Life with the Saints and Between Heaven and Mirth. His keynote address was so unbelievably good. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time, and about faith and spirituality. If Father Martin is in your area, get a ticket and go. It will be a great experience. I promise. We need more joy in our Church, in our lives.

In other news, I spent time with Chiara and our Daisy troop at an "encampment" at Camp Is-Sho-Da this past weekend. Perfect weather for hanging outside with a bunch of energetic, twirling, dancing, giggling 6-year-olds. We made sit-upons and Memorial Day cards for veterans, decorated cupcakes, tie-dyed shirts, and sang silly songs. All the things Girl Scouts love to do.

Being let out of my basement office also means more time to get to know my "new" Nikon camera. I got it about nine months ago, but because of all my book deadlines, I haven't really had a chance to explore what it can do. Here are some shots of the lovely flowers blooming in our backyard right now. 
Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart



Spring in our yard
Super Moon


Cindy Green said...

Nice shot of the Super Moon! It was too cloudy down here in the Hudson Valley that night to get any shot at all. Glad you got out this weekend for some outdoor fun! Perfect for a Happy Mother's Day!

James Martin said...

Great to meet you too--finally!

Fran said...

I'm so glad that I got to see you and snap that photo!

It is great to know that your books are finished, for now anyway! Enjoy your time.