a medley

So today’s post is sort of like a summer barbeque.  There’s a little bit of everything on the table. 

Nugget # 1:  Sometimes, in photos like these, I look at him and think, “how did he get so big and where was I when it happened?”  The baby in him is disappearing.  He’s becoming a funny, friendly, whip-smart boy (if I do say so myself).  But I miss that baby.  This moment is what fools a parent into (in our case) bringing more children home, isn’t it?  You forget about the sleeplessness, the sleeplessness that is so debilitating that you look up in an instant and a year has passed (oh, so that’s where I was when the getting big happened, in a cloud of sleeplessness).  And you remember those sweet little moments- how he fit in the nook of your arm and then perfectly on your hip and then just right against you.  There are no plans for a wee Happy in the littlest cottage that could yet, but, boy, do I see how it happens. 

 Nugget # 2  I had the good fortune of being on NPR’s Tell Me More on Tuesday. The discussion was about different aspects of the implications of the news story last week regarding the little girl who questioned Michelle Obama about the immigration issue and then seemed to say that her mom did not have papers.  Here’s the story if you are interested:  http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=46&prgDate=5-25-2010

Nugget # 3  So, I am working on Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance publicity efforts and one thing I am really excited about doing is a blog tour.  A blog tour is exactly what it sounds like– for a set period of time, let’s say the first two weeks the book is out– I “visit” other blogs (don’t worry, I’ll still be blogging here, too– because I need to give you as much stuff  as possible to read while you are work?) with a guest post or a Q&A with the blog writer or the blog writer writes a review.   Anyway, I am putting together my list of blogs I’d love to visit during my “tour” and am putting an all call out for anyone  who has a blog who’d be willing to host me or do a review during the blog tour.  If that’s you, let me know in comments and I’ll put you on the list for when  we move forward with details on that (likely in August). 

And one more thing re: Beautiful You.  A few folks asked me if they should go ahead and pre-order.  Of course, you can but there will be some promotion events here at the end of September to reward those early Beautiful You patrons so you might want to wait.  Totally up to you, of course, as it is available already on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.  Just wanted to give you the heads up about the goodies. 

Alright, the 400 page packet that is the proofs of Beautiful You arrived via EXTREMELY URGENT UPS today so I need to go start proofreading (and this is just proofread round 1; there is a second proofread round after we correct anything from Round 1).

Hope you enjoyed the barbeque.

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3 responses to “a medley”

  1. Brenda

    He’s becoming a little man!!! Too adorable!!

    Add me to your blog tour, Ro!!

  2. Elyssa

    I have only a wee readership at this point, but I would love to be on your blog tour, Rosie.

    Can’t wait to read _Beautiful You_!

  3. Polly Campbell

    I’ll join the barbecue with a few disparate comments myself: Love the pic and so relate to your thoughts about your son growing. It’s an amazing and sometimes bittersweet time.

    So excited for you and the release of your book — loved the cover below — and feel, vicariously, what it must have been like to have the proofs arrive. You are so close now. Please, plan to guest on my blog AND, I’ll be happy to review the book as well, if you like.

    And the NPR interview is interesting. That story overall hits me on so many levels — one being the honesty and intelligence of children and how they deserve our respect.

    Well, Rosie, thanks for inviting me to the barbecue.

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