Okay, so I should be writing

March 17, 2008 | Karin's Blog | 6 comments

And I will get back to it shortly, but I’m in one of those melancholy type moods. One of those looking around at my world, and the people in it, and feeling pretty damned blessed kind of moods. Yes, I’ve had a couple of glasses of some stellar Silver Oak cab with my fil tonight, and yes the family was over as they are want to be on Sunday’s, and yes there was the usual family this and family that, but as we dug into a box of incredible Italian desserts my soon to be son-in-law’s dad brought us from southern California, I was feeling pretty fat and happy. Literally. I gained five pounds tonight.

After everyone had gone home or snuggled in for the rest of the evening and I hopped online and found more of my family. My cyber friends. And friends who, when I can’t see them in person I see on line, I was feeling more of the warm fuzzies.

Yesterday I missed a family baby shower. I was really bummed. But I had made a commitment to a wonderful librarian in Santa Rosa long before the shower was scheduled, and even though it was a frustrating ride up there, once I was there, I was glad to be. I hooked up with my g-friends, Candice Hern, Jami Alden and Brenda Novak. The Santa Rosa BN folks were there and very gracious. Jami and I had lunch afterwards and, well, it was just good. I was tired when I got home, but the family was waiting to go to dinner, and so, me, hubby, the kids, and my in-laws were off for pizza and wine. At the pizzeria we saw friends as we entered, friends when we were inside, and friends as we were leaving.

This afternoon, I sent my husband to the grocery store, which is no less then five minutes away, for only a few items. After an hour I grew concerned. I called his cell. “Where are you?”
“In the parking lot talking with Julie.”
Sigh. When he finally came home I learned Julie was the last of many friends he’d bumped into. I’ve said this before: The man cannot go anywhere in this town without knowing someone!

I’ve often said a person can measure themselves by the company they keep. I feel pretty tall right now. Is it me or do you feel the same way?

K* who is pouncing on NAUGHTY! muwhahahahahaha


  1. Amanda

    Karin, I’m in San Diego going through my mom’s things and enjoying that my brother and I can make decisions without fighting; a big surprise given our childhood. I know if I feel down or sad I have many friends to turn to.

  2. Karin

    LD I can’t wait for my own grandchild’s birthday!! I might have to give up writing so I can be a full time doting granny. 🙂 of course one of my kids would have to have a child for any of the above to freakin’ happen!

    Amanda, your brother is a good guy, and I’m really happy you two can do that together.

  3. Allison Brennan

    Always enjoy catching up, Karin, through your blog. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  4. Karin

    Hey, you too! Are you cooking?

  5. LaDonna

    Absolutely, Karin! We spent the weekend with family, and celebrated our granddaughter’s 5th birthday. I look around, and smile knowing I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. And that’s worth everything. 🙂

  6. Edie

    I had a great time Saturday at the chapter meeting. After the meeting, five of us had a looooong lunch at a Chinese restaurant. Barbara Vey from the Publishers Weekly blog was with us, and she’s so funny. That night my hubby and I went out to eat. It was a good day. 🙂

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