{SQT} Book Party, Book Chat, and Book Inspired Food

Eighty copies of my book finally arrived at my house this week! Everyone in the house was excited for me for all of 60 seconds before asking what was for dinner, what were we doing that night, did schoolwork need completed before screen time, etc. It was a nice 60 seconds. View this post on …

{SQT} This Week Wound Up Being Better Than OK

Because I write my takes chronologically the most important Take is at the bottom so be sure to read to the end! My goal last week was to get a Quick Takes post up sometime Friday evening, however just before 5 p.m. I got a call that let me know my apostolate Accepting the Gift …

{SQT} Reveals

If you don’t follow me anywhere but here, then you might have missed the announcement on Saturday night that my apostolate Accepting the Gift was named one of the 25 semi-finalists in the OSV Challenge. It’s a HUGE deal. I’m going to get a mentor, spiritual direction, business guidance, and funding to help grow the …

{SQT} Edits, An Injury, And A Good Use For Facebook

Time for Seven Quick Takes! I turned in the completed second round of edits for my book last weekend. I wanted Tony to read over a couple new sections before turning it back over to my Our Sunday Visitor editor. I added a short conclusion to the book, and it was weird for me to …

{SQT} Costume Deets, A Sudden Sacrament, and Book Disappointments

Welcome to November- go pray for some souls! Edie, who wants to live in any decade but this one, decided to make her own jester costume based on this historical photo. We purchased two green and two purple shirts at Goodwill, plus a pair of purple scrubs. From them she was able to create the …

{SQT} Book Deadlines, Paperwork, and Enrichment Activities

The boys were off school this week so my productivity has been in the toilet, or at least it seems that way since now I’ve come to depend on those few quieter hours during the day to achieve anything. Welcome back ‘living in pajamas’! I’ve missed you! 1. When my post went live last Friday, …

How To Write A Book

I turned in my manuscript on Sunday night after a weekend holed up in the basement making final revisions. I am relived; it is nice to move past one more looming deadline, however, I do not feel I will be content until I complete edits and have the finished book in my hand. As I …

{SQT} Book Deets, Newsletter Fanatic, And Another Use For All That Cardboard In The Basement

I know I said I’d save updates for my newsletter, but I figured these were important for everyone. Please read with the appropriate level of enthusiasm. 1. My book, tentatively titled ‘Finding Joy in Difficult Circumstances: Equipping Parents of Children with Special Needs’, is being published by Our Sunday Visitor! They accepted my proposal, contracts …