It's October! One of my very favorite months! Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of mine, and I always look forward to this month.
This year, things took a slightly different turn. I still look forward to trick-or-treating with my kids and all that fun stuff. But we learned we had to deal with another monster. Anxiety. It's one I've fought for years, and it's been worse over the last few months.
This time it went after my son. It's hard to leave home. Go to a new place where you know no one. My son not only left those things, he left the coping mechanisms he'd created for himself without even realizing it. So in a small town in Indiana, he had to fight anxiety, lack of sleep, and fleas. So many fleas in his house. It was finally decided this last weekend that he needed to come home to heal and get help.
So this October, I got my son back. He came home on Tuesday while I was at my daughter's volleyball game. Oh man, she did awesome. As her game was nearing an end, they showed up and I ran around the track to hug my boy.
Man, he's grown. I'm pretty sure he grew another two inches! And where he was getting 2 hours of sleep max in Indiana, he was able to sleep last night. I haven't heard his voice through the floor yet tonight, so I assume he's sleeping today as well. The flea bites have started healing as well.
And my family is back together. Anxiety is still there. We're going to get him some help. And maybe, just maybe, we'll get me some too. But for now, I'll just enjoy every second of him being home.
So yeah, that's been my week! How has yours gone? Have you read or watched anything lately? I just finished watching Lucifer for the, oh, third time, and I'm back into Supernatural again. Just in time for Halloween. :)
And I'm excited to announced that The Prospector's Bride is out! And I apologize to those who usually review for me. BookFunnel isn't behaving for me right now, so I have no way to send you the file. Sadness! But you can check it out here, and as usual, I could use the reviews!
Minnie's last tie to her hometown is gone, leaving behind her and her two brothers. With all of their possessions being taken by the bank, Minnie knows it's time to move on. When she learns that she could have her own land and a fresh start as a mail order bride, she follows her heart and her mother's dream to head out west.
Matthew loves nothing more than working in the mine, which doesn't leave much time for a family. But time is ticking, and he knows that if he wants to start a family, he'd better do so soon. Following his brother's examples, he decides to take a mail order bride.
What Matthew wasn't expecting was that his new bride would arrive with two young brothers in tow. While their chemistry is immediate, Minnie's desire for a career goes against what Matthew wants for his family. Will they learn to love each other for who they are, or will their differences be too much to overcome?
Remember how I mentioned that I love the Fall but it was still waaaay too hot here? Well, the weather listened because right now it's cold and windy. AND I LOVE IT! I froze tonight at my daughter's soccer game and loved every second of it. :)
Sports are in full swing around here, and this week is our school's Homecoming. My son has a poster waiting for him from the cheerleaders wishing him luck, and he doesn't know what to do with the attention! He'll go on his first date this weekend with a super cute girl, and I'm so excited for him!
Ashley is playing JV volleyball and having the time of her life. Tonight she got three blocks in one play!!!! I missed it so I could be at her sister's soccer game, but luckily her dad got it on video!
Not too much has happened on the writing front. Stress has not been my friend lately and it's my poor writing that has struggled. I DID get to teach a class at a writing conference in Arizona, so that was awesome. SO HOT, but I had a really good time.
I also started a FB group for those who want to hang out on Facebook with me. :)
Check it out here! I better take off. Steve and I are off on a hot date. And by hot date, I mean a trip to the grocery store for food. :) We live glamorous lives!
Have an amazing week!