Today is a really good day. I have an iced green tea latte that is beyond tasty. The baby is elbowing me in the ribs as I type this, there is a krispy kreme donut fund raiser at work today (and therefore a box will be parked outside my office door. I will barely even have to get up to get one). The sun is shining. I'm wearing a comfortable smock that is a little bit stylish (no small feat at this point girls) AND YET.. It gets better. Better than two krispy kremes in rapid succession? Yes.
Feast your eyes on Rita's book.
Something I wrote here on this blog has been included in this "mommy blogger" anthology (a.k.a. A BOOK!) edited by Rita Arens: Sleep Is For the Weak. Rita tells the story of how this came to life a million times better than I could, so please go here to read about it. Her story reads like a book itself. A book about overcoming obstacles, about working hard and not giving up, about thinking big and dreams that come true. I wrote about this before when Rita first announced this was becoming a reality:
Dreams are mysterious creatures. Often when I'm driving or drifting off to sleep I sometimes wonder, How about that? I carried that forgotten dream all these years and suddenly it just happened. It wasn't because of any poetry workshop, it was having a baby and losing my mind and finding an outlet and writing down what I was thinking that a dream was realized. A dream I had put aside to make room for other things.
Because Rita dared to dream, one of my dreams has come true as well, and for that I am extremely grateful and so very proud. I can not believe I am being published along side these talented and wonderful bloggers. For some of these authors this is another line on a distinguished list of publications, but for me, it's a big deal. A really big, first time this has ever happened to me, and I never thought it would, deal.
Sleep Is For The Weak features a foreward by Stacy Morrison, Editor-in-Chief of Redbook magazine and includes the following contributing writers:
Birdie's New Mexico Time Machine
Mommy Needs Coffee
Not Calm (dot com)
State of Grace
The Modernity Ward
The Naked Ovary
Three Kid Circus
Woulda Coulda Shoulda
You can pre-order a copy today from any one of the following retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble or BookSense. There will be book parties and book signings and the like (how exciting is THAT?) so if this is the first you will be hearing of this, it will definitely not be the last.
Read this book, you will not be disappointed.