It’s been a big week around here. On Wednesday evening, I returned home with the little ones to discover the June issue of National Fisherman had arrived, in which I’ve got a big story and pictures! I was thrilled, to say the least.
It’s no secret to anyone who knows us that I’ve had trouble adjusting to George’s new fishing schedule of late. It’s amazing that my own story on commercial fishing wives came out just when I was having a tough time myself.
“Girl, you need to read your own story,” said our good friend and G’s longtime crew member, Bryan.
Reading it again certainly encouraged me and I hope it did for others who read it.
Jerry Fraser, the editor of National Fisherman, also gave me a generous shout-out in the front of the magazine. Jerry happened to be out on the West Coast this week, so the kids and I got to spend an early sunny morning visiting with him and Diversified Communication’s advertising expert, Susan Chesney.
In other writing news, my contribution made it into the “Proudest Writer Mama Moments from the Past Year” celebration on The Prosperous Writer blog, maintained by Christina Katz (author of Writer Mama and Get Known Before the Book Deal).
Now, I’m cleaning the house top to bottom. I don’t just mean vacuuming and wiping down counters, either. I mean getting rid of things to the Goodwill, scrubbing walls, washing windows, wiping picture frames, and cleaning cabinets. My house is usually pretty clean…but now it is super clean. Why all the effort?
George’s longtime friend and partner, Nick (and his lovely wife, Sally) are coming to visit tomorrow. You probably know Nick from the Alaskan Leader, Shemya, and Bristol Leader companies, as well as many other fishing-related businesses and ventures. Anyway, I haven’t seen Nick or Sally in a few years, and I want to make sure everything is ship-shape.
It’s been an incredible week of writing, publishing, encouragement, friendship, and celebration.
Have a great weekend!
**Oh, update. George just told me that East Coast photographer David Hills will be arriving at our home in about 45 minutes. So glad I got a start on the house early this morning!!
Anyone else coming that I should know about!? All are welcome!