Safely home again … but not for too long!


It’s so cliched, but there really is no place like home. We arrived safely late Tuesday night. I could have posted in the interim, but I was afraid I was going to let our big surprise slip!

The Nomad came home with us!

It’s a really long Only-God kind of story, and I won’t go into it this morning. But we all came down the jetway together and shocked a couple of folks nearly to death. It was hilarious.

A very dear mutual friend of ours was waiting there for the birthday present I’d promised her. She had no idea how awesome a present it actually was!

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The Ginger, Me, and the Nomad

We had such a fantastic trip. England and Scotland were both beautiful and memorable places, and we met so many wonderful people who we’ll all remember forever.

But I’m so glad to be home.

I really do love being home where you can see for 20 or 30 miles in one direction, where the wheat is growing and slowing turning golden, and where “the skies are not cloudy all day.” …. Even though it was rainy and cold and overcast when we got in. But you get the point.

Green-gold wheat, dark sky at Safe Haven Farm, Haven, KS

Green-gold wheat, dark sky at Safe Haven Farm, Haven, KS

Yesterday was all about laundry and unpacking and trying to get used to being home. Thanks to my awesome Madre, we got all of our laundry done, and we’re just about all settled back in. And I’m thankful because this coming weekend is crazy. There’s a lot happening.

I’ve got a coffee group meeting tonight. Then a bachelorette party tomorrow night. Then Saturday is my brother’s birthday along with church activities, and then either on Sunday or Monday (Memorial Day) we’re having a work day at my grandparents’ house. But Sunday is also a gigantic hog roast at a friend’s house, and there’s probably like 80 people coming.

But today? Today I have to jump back into my editor shoes. I’m almost done with production of the latest Crosshair Press book title, Kenan (by Carrie Lemke and Karis Waters). Everybody is going to want to read this book. I promise! So I’ve got to finish production work and get the copies ordered for the release party on May 31!

If you’re going to be in Wichita in the afternoon/evening of May 31, you should come!

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For now my wanderings are done, at least for a few weeks. The next adventure on the schedule is Atlanta, where I’ll be driving the Nomad to meet her plane back to England on June 9. My brother will be tagging along on that one, and we’ll be stopping in to see some friends in the area, who I’d love to introduce you to along the way.

So until then, I’ll be back to my regular posting schedule. But I can tell you that I may be putting some songs up that are important to the novel I’m currently working on–Namsake, the sequel to¬†Nameless which releases on December 1.

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