Almost without exception in this Buxton household, I am the first to rise, Jerry usually following within the hour. This morning was the exception. Around 5:30, Jerry rolled over to me, threw off my cover and asked if I didn't think it was great to wake up being kissed by my man.
"Uhmm..," I replied…and in a not very seductive response, "Yes, but I don't want to talk now."
He stayed a few minutes, then drew the cover back over me and left the bed. I turned over, stretched clear to his side of our king bed, grabbed his pillow and filled the entire bed with my sprawl. Delicious, stolen snoozing. I stayed there for another 30 minutes or so until wafts of the brew lured me out of the bed, down the two steps and into the kitchen where I poured a steaming cup of Starbucks french roast. I joined Jerry on the back deck where he was hard at work line-editing my manuscript.
Link to Excellence is the name of my newest book, and its production has been most challenging. Last Friday, Matt, my graphic artist, sent the final draft for my approval. I've gone through it once, now Jerry is checking each word, and I will read it again today, give Matt a call, and, looking at the manuscript on the screen, he will make the changes I want, then the book is off to New York for printing. This is a terrible time for the finishing of the book, seeing it also is the week of our big celebration, but it cannot be helped.
PARTY WORK TODAY
1. The photographer is wanting a list of shots we particularly want. I'll get that to him this afternoon.
2. We have guests coming tomorrow, so I've got to do some dusting, bathroom scrubbing and general sprucing up today. I also need to straighten up our "potting shed". On the Friday after our Thursday night reception, several of our out of town guests will be coming by our house. Want things to look right. 🙂 I also need to pull a few weeds in the front.
3. Email Aisha with some changes to the program she is designing and printing.
4. Make final decisions as to the old pictures we will be taking to the Storybook Inn on Thursday.