Ainsley Shay and I will be going to the Indie Bookfest 2014 in August, and looking forward to meeting some fellow bloggers/authors, and one of our favorite cover designers (Najla Qamber Designs). If anyone else is going, please let me know and I'll be on the lookout for you. It's always nice to meet someone in person.
We will also be meeting Hugh Howey this month at one of the local libraries. It's funny that he lives in the same town, yet, I've only ever seen him online, mostly through Facebook. I love his inspiring blog posts, not to mention his books.
On a more personal note...Kids are expensive! They also don't get any cheaper the older they become. This month I've had to dish out money for a prom dress, grad trip, college tuition deposit, and the orientation fee for college (I didn't have one when I went). I haven't even come to the alterations for the dress, the hair for the prom at the end of the month, or the fancy graduation dinner coming up soon.
For some reason, I also end up with more kids then I gave birth to sometimes. I pay the cell phone bill for my daughters best friend, as well as provide food for the neighborhood...or so it feels like most days. I'm the woman living in the shoe with all those kids.
They are worth it, though. They better have one damn good retirement home for me in the future.