Been busy with family stuff and hadn’t put the blog on my new To Do list. * I think I’ll show you what I’m using for a To Do List: this is a first for me, because I usually use the back of envelopes.
And by the way, a lot of the items on my list will never get done. I know that. Don’t presume for one second I don’t know this. And so does my friend Ted Harrington of Terrapin Stationers, who designed this pad for Bookmarc (the Marc Jacobs Bookstores — in NYC and L.A.). You can find the rest of Terrapin’s beautiful engraved stationery at his Etsy store:
I was just thinking that thanks to Twitter, I bet it won’t be too long before we do away with apostrophes. (#HashtagsWontRecognizeThem.) As you might imagine, I like apostrophes, commas, and most punctuation. I’m crazy about semi-colons; they are so useful! (See what I did there?)
But I am focused now more on periods, or “full stops”, as my second-child-but-first-daughter, known to you as “Exhibit B” is graduating from high school next week. This day was far far off in the future, and now it’s here. It’s an ending. And it’s an emotional time for all of us. I’ve been pre-crying for months. I miss her already (even when I’m trying to pry her out of bed in the mornings).
Her going away to college will, however, allow for a totally new dynamic, that of being home alone with Exhibit C for the first time. We don’t know what that will be like: will we confide more in one another? Will she still wear headphones in the house? Will she force me to watch “Dr. Who”? (And yes, there is always the possibility of adding a canine roommate.)
So it’s busy in the life of my family, and busy too as various writing projects ratchet up.
I’ll let you know what’s coming up. I think we (and by we I mean I) will have a few cool announcements to make in the near-future.
Remember to punctuate.