By: Jaymie Leighton
From: No Grater Danger
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries #7
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Publisher: Beyond the Page
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries
Summertime... isn't it supposed to be relaxing, what with the kids out of school, and all? Instead, I feel like I'm going six ways and getting nothing done! Maybe it's just culture shock because I've never had a child before. Jakob seems to be taking it all in stride and just says "we'll get there!" whenever I panic.
Here is what we have to fit in this summer: work (of course), trip to Delaware to meet with the geneticist that Jocie (my little person step-daughter) has been seeing every year her whole life, a trip to Boca Raton to spend some time with my folks, and... then it's back to Queensville and back-to-school time and a round of medical, dental and eye appointments, school shopping, clothes shopping, getting the clothes altered (Jocie usually needs pants and skirts shortened), etcetera.
Jakob swears we'll get it all done and not to freak out. He says I'm only so stressed because it's my first summer being a mom, and that I need to just chill and we will get to every item on the list. Okay, I buy that, but how do we get so much done and still find time for fun?
Usually, in summer, I find time to go camping with some university friends in Canada for at least a week or two, and visit my grandmother in London, Ontario for a week. I work, of course, but also spend time in the garden, and read - lots and lots of books! - and hang out at the cottage with my parents for a week or so, too.
I'm not complaining. I love my new life as Jakob's wife and Jocie's mom! (Do you think she'll ever call me Mom?) But it's a change, and change is hard.
How do you handle change in your life? Do you find change stressful, or fun?
Cozy Up To Summer Giveaway!
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I will be giving away one signed copy of No Grater Danger, as well as a bookmark and Vintage Kitchen Mysteries recipe card!
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Good seeing you all, and stay tuned for MORE Vintage Kitchen Mysteries coming this year, AND Merry Muffin Mysteries, coming in 2019!
A Christmas Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, coming Fall of 2018!
A NEW Merry Muffin Mysteries coming Spring 2019!