Sorry it's been quiet 'round these parts. I'm in triage mode of launching a book and turning in a new book (to be published next year), and if it's not spurting arterial blood from my To Do list, I'm having to pass things by with longing looks.
But some things are important. You remember Lucky Greg, the chihuahua who was hit by two cars? I'm babysitting him while his adoring forever family is out of town, and OH MY GOD. For the first time, I understand the appeal of a lap dog. I kind of want this cuddly, happy, leaping, spinning crazy nutjob of a dog in my lap all the time, wherever I am. (I kind of already have two lap dogs who live here, Miss Idaho and Clementine. But Lucky is so FIERCELY cuddly.)
The intro to the girls went as well as it could. All three of our female dogs have checked him, and the leg-humping is finally subsiding. Thank god. Kira K was over last night, and said, "I've been conditioned so long to think of a male's aggressive sexual advance as wrong that I want him to stop that! Right now!"
Here he is, being submissive (finally) to Clementine, and what I love is Clementine's WHAT THE HELL IS THIS NOISE look.
He really is the most darling boy, and he slept like a CHAMP last night in his crate.
(Driving home from the dentist earlier today I saw a wee dead dog at the side of the road near where I found Lucky and I was SO SAD and so angry at all the people who let their dogs run around in our busy area. We have two neighbors who let their dogs out every morning and every evening to run in the streets so they can do their business. We've talked to them–they're unwilling to walk their dogs on leashes. They told Lala, "Don't worry, they're fast." Those dogs won't last long. GRRRR SO MAD.)
On to happier things:
Did I mention I finished a sweater? I did.
It's Amy Herzog's CustomFit (take your measurements, make your sweater any way you like!) and I don't have any great photos of it, but here's one I just shot, with a Clara cameo.
Ravelry post HERE.
Oh! Let's draw a winner for Larissa Brown's BEAUTIFUL WRECK (which you have to read – check those comments, already full of people who read it and loved it). Winner: Maureen! I've emailed you.
And I just counted the days till PACK UP THE MOON launches. FOURTEEN DAYS FROM NOW.
*hyperventilates* *pant* *pant*
I have a BUNCH of places I'm going to be reading, and I'm going to be at Stitches West (not with MOON, sadly, since it won't be out yet, but I'll have Cora's Heart and Eliza's Home to sign) in the Verb booth, so come grab me and give me a hug!
BOOK TOUR 2014
With Sophie Littlefield
Diesel Books, Oakland, CA – Book Launch Party!
Thursday March 6, 7pm
Barnes & Noble, San Luis Obispo CA
Saturday March 8, 11am
With Sophie Littlefield and Gigi Pandian
Read Books, Danville CA
Thursday March 13, 7pm
Women and Children First, Chicago IL
Tuesday March 18, 7pm
New Bo Books, Cedar Rapids IA
Wednesday March 19, 7pm
IndyReads, Indianapolis IN
Friday March 21, 7pm
The Learned Owl Book Shop, Hudson OH
Saturday March 22, 1pm
Ben McNally Books, Toronto ON
Monday March 24, 6pm
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