It’s been awhile.
1.I feel like I should have done a disclaimer regarding all the photos in my last blog post of *me*. I published the post, and then became totally self-conscious of all the pictures of myself. The reason I did it was because when I first got dreadlocks I was so inspired by bloggers who recounted their experiences with pictures. It was like, even though my hair was often not feeling *great*, I felt like I could keep going by knowing what could come of my patience.
I told my friend about feeling so self-conscious and she told me a 1-10 ratio is a good rule of thumb. Like, for every one post of myself I should do ten on other things. And she said this rule can also be applied to Instagram photos. What do you think is a good ‘rule’ to follow regarding self portraits? Do you care? Am I being weird by even thinking about this? Isn’t this my blog anyway? Is anyone even reading this thing??
2. LOOK AT ISABELA’S FANCY KICKS!
My parents got her a gift certificate for her birthday in February to design her own footwear! It was thrilling for her, and I gotta say, she has a knack for color coordination, right? I love her choice of LIVE/LOVE on the tongues. One of her favorite singers has that tattooed on his knuckles and she thinks it is the coolest thing. I am really. really. really. hoping she doesn’t have a growth spurt anytime soon!
3. Speaking of tattoo’s I am getting a new one tomorrow!
I am so excited about my birthday present! And I am not going to tell you what it is going to be, but I’ll give you a hint. It has to do with my word of the year last year. Now you can dig through my archives to figure it out:)
4. These two are cracking me up lately.
They are both falling apart. Maisey is missing her top teeth, Lincoln his bottom two. Lincoln is getting scraps and cuts faster than any child. Neither can manage to keep their rooms tidy for longer than twelve minutes. They are a mess. I don’t remember Moses being such a disaster at six. Maybe he was a different sort. I don’t know. All I know is they are ridiculously cute disasters.
5. I have my new goals all mapped out for my new manuscript!
I am so excited. I am 10k into the story right now, and have a hefty schedule ahead of me. My last book I wrote in 3 weeks after I got through the first 10k (I labored for a few months on the beginning, then I was on a roll). Now the editing has taken me the past 2 1/2 months, but I think it is *nearly* done. I have had my critique partners reading chapters, so I am editing on other peoples schedule. I am so thankful to have people working along side me!
I also want to apologize in advance for being a crappy friend for the next 6 weeks. Ha!
Okay— happy Friday friends! What have you been up to lately? Five spot in the comments!