Tuesday, April 14, 2009

They're coming to take me away, haha heee hee ho ho, to the loony farm, where all the writers go ..ha ha heehe they're coming to haul me alway ha ha

I couldn't sleep last night. I tossed. I turned. I turned. I tossed. My synapses fired off -one two three fifty-five-thousand-and-four. I had benign thoughts like, "What should I wear to the book signing reception on Friday?" My pea-headed brain went through the contents of my closet (such as I could remember) and rejected rejected rejected -- then my thoughts turned to how I needed to clean out my closet -- then my thoughts turned to shoes - then to how I needed to get rid of some shoes -- then should I go buy something sparkling new for the signing - then no, I shouldn't; I have enough stuff and in fact wasn't I just saying I needed to get RID of some stuff?

Then my brain went over here and over there and over yonder. Boing boing boing boing!

I thought, "Oh! I hope I am here when my books get here (today? tomorrow? the next day?) so I can take a photo of the delivery person hauling my box out of the delivery truck!" Them my brain went off on that -- oh! I can take a photo of that, and then the box, and then me opening the box, and then me pulling out the books, and then the book on my bookshelf, and then I can put it all on my blog... on and on I went.

Then I thought about what Marta Stephens did and thought what a good idea it was: she had people take a photo of themselves holding her book(s) and then posted them (with permission) to her site! See Here at Marta's Site, and the photo I did to the left, teehee. So, I thought how much fun that could be if y'all who get a Tender Graces book could take a photo of yourselves with it and send it to me to post! Huh? Huh? what do you think? huh? boing boing boing boing boing boing!

Then I had a very detailed dream that I was in a nursing home - no, not as a resident, but visiting - or something. And I can clearly see these elderly women--the lives they led and the lives they lead. A few of them fell and I rushed to help them and felt their frustration and anger at how they couldn't do as they used to. Their hair was perfectly coifed, their make-up done beautifully, their clothing neat and as if to say "I am ready to go - -somewhere, anywhere..." It was an interesting dream, but I'm not sure what it meant.
So, on and on and on and on and on goes my brain - bam bam bam boing boing boing! My face is breaking out and I'm trying to stop that before Friday *laughing* I have bags under my eyes. I am excited and terrified! By time Friday comes, who knows what I will look like *haw!!!*

And all the books are on their way to the places and people who have ordered. God. Oh geez. Oh oh oh oh!!!! Yes, I am using the dreaded Exclamation Point!!!! -- laughing....

I have to say this. I know that not everyone who visits my blog or knows me or whatever's me will buy my book - or can buy it - or wants to buy it -- or whatever. No one has to explain or apologize for not purchasing my book - I mean that. Join in on the conversation and excitement and whatever all you wish to, buy a book if it moves you to, but never feel you have to explain to me or apologize because you aren't purchasing TG....I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I love you for supporting in any way you feel moved: by coming by here and visiting, by sending me best wishes, by cheering me on -- it all means so much to me, whatever it is! Okay, that's said - now...................
BOING BOING BOING BOING BOING BOING!!!!!!!
image: google image www.irishabroad.com

14 comments:

Debbie said...

Caffeine much lately, Kat?
I can understand your excitement. I hope my book comes today. I thought of that this morning. And yes, I'll take a photo of me reading it.
I'm happy for you.

TheWritersPorch said...

Just think this is just the place where you stop crawling and take your first step. Soon you will not only be walking, you'll be running and "your" books will fill a book shelf! All jokes aside, I know you must be thrilled beyond words!

Carol

smiles4u said...

First of all the title for this made me laugh out loud because a friend and I used to chant this song together.

I am sorry that you couldn't sleep but I would suppose that is to be expected under the circumstances. I love all the thoughts you had running through your brain. Reminds me of all the thoughts that are continually running through mine.

I know you say you already have lots of clothes and need to get rid of some but I think that you so deserve to go out and buy yourself a new outfit to celebrate and in honor of this occasion. I hope you do!

When I do finally get to buy my copy of your book, I promise to have my husband take a picture of me reading it. Only for you Kathryn and only because this will be the first book I will have read in years.

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

Jessica said...

LOL
I think too much candy for you. *snicker*

Literary Nut said...

I'm sorry that you didn't get much sleep last night, but I know exactly how you felt! I have those nights when my brain just won't shut up! Anyways, I am so excited for you with your book coming out and I hope to be able to eventually purchase a copy. Well, I hope that you have a great day and you take care!!

Jenn Johansson said...

LOL, you sound exactly like me at night! Great idea about taking pictures. How cute will that be! :)

Hippy Witch said...

Are your books going to be in Australian book shops? I would like to get one, I may have to go in and order it. I can't wait to read it, and yes when I get it, I will take a photo of me reading and send to you. Enjoy your journey, deep breathe, through the nose, hold for a second and breathe out through the mouth, it calms the body straight away. Good luck at your book signing, I so wish I could be there and have a book signed by you. but Im in Australia, my daughter is in New York at the moment, but that is still to far away from you. Blessings to you

Sandra Leigh said...

ROTFL! Note the exclamation point. If I can't figure out how to get my camera to upload photos, I'll have my friend Jane take a picture with her camera. I think that's a great idea.

Walker said...

You're just overthinking and keeping yourself awake.
I say show up naked and tell everyone they think you're naked but in actual fact they are.

Barry said...

Just think, if you have another sleepless night, you'll soon have a good book to sit up and read!

Exclamation Point.

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm so excited and happy for you!

Marta Stephens said...

Breathe, Kat, Breathe!! :() No more boings, you're there, you've made it, and trust me it will all you want it to be. Go ahead and get those new shoes and outfit, but what people will love is you! Your excitement, they'll feel it and won't be able to walk away from it empty handed. I'm SO excited for you and I for one WANT to read "Tender Graces."

By the way, still love the horns. ;)

Marta Stephens said...

PS: Do you have any copies of Tender Graces that you can autograph?

Wendy said...

Congratulations! I came over from Barry's site and I'm thrilled for you! No wonder you're bouncing. And you deserve to be!