Apparently Blog Posts Do Not Write Themselves..
…which is unfortunate since all I seem to be able to do is stare at the blinking cursor. I’ve just about meme’d y’all into oblivion so I thought it might be time for some real live mediocrity.
And since we are the subject of un-excitement (spell check wants un-excitement to be encystment. I have no idea what that means but it doesn’t sound exciting either!), the kids are in Big Testing this week at school. Apparently when it’s time for the Big Testing parents are supposed to provide nutritious breakfasts as opposed to the breakfasts we normally feed our children. Cookie Crisps and a Coke don’t count? What?!
Being the Wanna Be Good Mom that I am, I actually prepared food this morning that exceeded room temperature. After all that work, I’m expecting 99th percentile. And if the awesome grub didn’t do the trick, the brother-to-brother mentoring ought to work. This morning Boy Three asked Boy Two what a preposition was – you know, in case in turned up on his test.
With a knowing smile, Boy Two said, “That is SO easy. It’s a word that is found between some other words in a sentence.”
The child is a prodigy. Webster and Roget would be so proud.
And speaking of dictionaries and the like, I’m reminded to tell you my book finally has an official name! Y’all. It was harder titling the thing than it was writing it. Married to the Ministry was always tentative but after going through the titling process (did y’all know there is a whole titling process?), the publishers and I have finally agreed on…
“You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes…And Other Great Advice from an Unlikely Preacher’s Wife.”
If you hate it, please keep it to yourself. I’ll be devastated. Okay, not really but it’d be great to hear your nice thoughts! I’m really, really getting pumped now because we can move on to cover design since the title is decided. I promise I will cry like stupid baby when I see this thing with a picture on front. I also assure you as soon as I have the design and I’m given liberty to share it, you’ll be the first to see! We may even make a little contest out of choosing a cover if I can get my awesome editor to arrange for a choice or three. I’m horrible at decision-making. Just ask anyone who has ever shopped or eaten with me more than once.
Alright, I know this is short but it’s time for the kids’ devo and early bedtime. I may just hit it a bit early myself.
I’ll need to be fully rested if I am to cook a warm, nutritious breakfast again in the morning.
This being-a-good-mom stuff is exhausting.
You know I have the rep of being brutlly honest….I love the title really. Can’t wait to get my paws on it sisah!!!
P.S. Do toaster strudel count as “cooking a nutritional breakfast” lol
How exciting for you! I love the name! Will I be able to find it clear over here in Oregon? Cute post! Have a great night! :0)
LOVE the title!! I can just see the cover with a cute pair of red or fuschia strappy shoes next to or on top of a Bible!
Your boy cracks me up with his definition of prepositions!
It’s a grrrrreat title! When is the release date?
Proud of you!
The title rocks, Lisa. It would totally make me want to pick it up if I saw it in my bookstore!
And that is the best definition of a preposition that I’ve ever heard. :)
Uhmm….why am I wanting to cry at your book-happening miracle in Jesus world???
I’ve got a major lump in my throat over it!
Okay…the title: big fist pump in the air over it for wonderful.
Preposition definition?? priceless :)
And girl, you should’ve taken it down a notch. Just throw some sliced strawberries into that cereal, and I believe it would’ve added major nutritious points :)
Love the title! I just love it! Can’t wait!
I am cracking up over the preposition definition. That is priceless.
And girl, I am so rejoicing with you over your book! What a FUN title. I absolutely love it. With a title like that, the cover can’t be anything less than darling. I can’t wait!
Love you, sister friend!
Love the title! I can just see the cover with some super cute shoes.
One of the book covers my pub was considering had some super cute shoes on it. I loved it. But, of course, now I get to start the whole process over!
LOVE the title Lisa! LOVE IT!
it makes you want to see what’s on the inside of those covers… :)
I will be buying your book even if it was titled ‘Prepositions of a Preachers Wife’ ;) but with your fantastic title I am pretty sure you have just won over everyone else who walks by your book in the bookstore! Cant wait! I’m going to order one for myself and one to give away so I can get some sales happening Down Under :)
I LOVE that title! And the best part is, when you’re on your book tour you’ll be required to wear only cute shoes…for the sake of being coherent of course!
You’ll be the Carrie Bradshaw of PW’s. (Is it not very pastor-wifey of me to admit to knowing who Carrie Bradshaw is?) Dang, I went and over shared again. :)
Congrats to being one step closer!!!
I can’t wait to see the cover – such a fun title! I know it will be great.
I love the definition of a preposition – should produce some high scores – ha!
Sounds like shoe shopping is in your future! Cute shoes for you!
Love the title, and can’t wait for the book.
(still at http://www.sistersabbyandjulie.blogspot.com)
Great fun title. I once wore platform sandals to church once, though, and got disturbed looks from people. One man was very perplexed and asked what I was standing on. Anyway, everyone seemed VERY disturbed that I wore them. Never wore them to church any more. I save my “old lady” clothes and shoes for church. People are less confused that way. Once I let my hair go grey and started looking like a prison matron, or a school-marm/librarian, everybody seemed happier with me. Ha! I have to type in “brave” to get this to work. I am not brave.
I think that title is PERFECT!!!
Don’t you see, the best thing is that you don’t live what some think is a boring, stiff neck, preacher’s wife life. You are reachable by not only other PW’s but by us lay folks, too. Only if more could let the world know the FUN of serving our great God! You are awesome. Love you bunches!
Congrats, Lisa! You cooked a hot breakfast for the kids AND got them to bed early. You go, girl! Do Eggo waffles count as a hot breakfast? Is it sad that my daughter gets up in the morning before I do, when her alarm goes off and is out the door before I am, too?
The book title is feisty and I love it! Keep praising Him for the amazing work He’s doing in your life. You are a spunky vessel He’s using to spread His word of goodness and faithfulness!
Fun title, Lisa — looking forward to seeing the cute shoes they decide to include on the cover (I would say that’s a given with a title like that!)
By the way, loved your son’s definition of a preposition :)
I think the name of your book is brilliant! If nothing else the word “shoes” is likely to draw some attention.
For some reason when I read the word “titling” I saw “tilting” and wondered what that had to do with a book. :)
Congratulations Lisa! I feel so excited for you. I have had the book dream forever. I would be jumping up and down if I were you right now.
Love the title! I’ll be looking for it!
Maybe it’s the rebel in me (yes, there’s one there, more cantankerous the older I get)…but I figure cold cereal and pop tarts keep my boys sustained on regular days thus good enough for the Big Test days as well…
And you know I’m wanting a signed copy of your labor of love, right?
Love the title. All I would do is add “if you can afford them.”
SO EXCITED about the book!
Can’t wait to go out and get it and tell everyone that I know that “famous author”! Lisa McKay – LOL
Love you girl
that title is you all over the place. for serious! i think it is perfect! we havent been grounded yet for the weekend, but we dont know when they will say anything to us. they always talk to us about ppl being stupid on weekends and this hasnt been mentioned yet. im sure they will let us know what is goin on right before i decide to leave for home this weekend. lol.
I love it! I’m so happy for you!
Love the title.. and it is SO YOU. For the cover you could just put a picture of your killer calves in a cute pair of shoes!!! Im so proud of you! Love you..
LOVE your book title. Can’t wait to get my copy. Thanks to your son I now know what a preposition is, never could remember what they were.
I love shoes and so the fact it is in a book title is awesome!!! Great choice and what is for breakfast in the morning??????
The title could not be more perfect! LOVE it!!
Perfect, just perfect!!!!
During this past testing week, my daughter said, “I love testing week cause Mom actually cooks us breakfast.”
Oh the things we do for our children!
Love the Title, Cant wait to get a copy. Proud for you!
Much love and prayers,
Oh, Also looking forward to the Siesta Retreat and finally getting to meet you…thrilled you are the speaker for that.
I love the title! My publisher always squelches my “cute titles” in the name of it has to be “google searchable”. I understand…but my goodness…it doesn’t have to be blah! There are plenty of good books out there with really creative titles. Anywho…I love yours!
The teacher in me loved the story of your kids at the table. So fun! And the Mom in me says, “I don’t think a little ‘cookie crisp’ and coke will kill ’em, will it???” :-) Seriously, hope all’s well in your world.
I LOVE the book title! It’s cute, catchy, and so very true to what your book is about! Love it!