It’s been a very busy time for me lately. First, I had to deal with my edits. Though I was very fortunate not to have that many, I still had a hard time with the few I did have. That took time away from my blogging responsibilities, and so I apologize for being remiss with my reading and commenting over the last two weeks. I was trying to get caught up when I received my proof from my publisher. This is the PDF file formatted for printing 6 x 9 hard copies, and I needed to read it one last time for errors. UGH!
On top of all that writerly stuff, we have a big event in our family today, Monday June 11th. My seventeen-year-old son is graduating high school!! YAY!!
Yeah, you’d think this was news to celebrate, but he doesn’t even want to attend his own graduation ceremony. I do understand where he’s coming from. He hasn’t been to class there for two years as he’s been attending the local college full-time since the beginning of his junior year. Plus, he’s never been overly fond of the school or students. Let’s just say we live in an upscale community full of equally upscale people and leave it at that. But still, I’m his mother and I want to see him graduate, though I think having the ceremony at Safeco Field where the Seattle Mariners play major league baseball is a bit much. But whatever.
Even though he graduates on Monday, he still has class at the college until Thursday June 14th. Within two hours of his last final exam, he and I will jump on a plane and jet off to
Phoenix, Arizona to attend his freshman orientation and class registration at ASU in Tempe. Talk about an abrupt transition! WHOA!!
We are both very excited about this trip (though I'm not looking forward to the heat.) Since he won’t be bringing his car down, I want to spend some time familiarizing him with the public transportation so, come Thanksgiving and Christmas, he can find his way from campus to
. Lucky for us, Sky Harbor International Airport Phoenix has a wonderful light rail system that’s connected to the ASU campus.
Can you tell I’m not quite ready to let him go yet? I have only two months to get my head on straight about releasing him into the big bad world. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled. I’m just gonna miss the hell out of him. And seriously, I do not know what his father is going to do once he leaves. It’ll be a huge transition for all of us.
Anyway, since I have so much to do for graduation and the trip to
Arizona, I won’t be around very much. I’ll still have my phone and my tablet so I can troll the blogs in my down time, but I might be a bit scarce. I’ll return on Tuesday of next week and hopefully get back to all my favorite bloggy friends.
What are your plans for the summer? Any big trips?
Have kids going off to college like I do?
Wanna hold my hand while I cry?
Oh, and if you’re on Goodreads, don’t forget to add my book,
The Mistaken, to your TBR list. Thanks!!