I had big plans when I went to bed last night - to pick up the house, vacuum, mop, dishes and laundry before heading to school this morning. Well...after turning my alarm off and my daughter doing the same thing with my husband leaving two hours early for work - let's just say I awoke with a start thankfully before my daughter's bus arrived. (Thank you to my sister-in-law for calling! LOL) We both managed to clean up, pack lunches and have our shoes on before the bus came.
After my daughter was on the bus - I did a breeze through to pick up, set the vac. in the middle of the living room floor with the mop bucket next to it and off to school I went. My wonderful husband was home two hours early so he had the house clean when I walked in the door! WooHoo! I had time to chill - we had dinner and I enjoyed a game of "Guess Who?" with my daughter as we shared about our day.
This evening I went to the school Board of Education meeting to support one of my fellow teachers and friend as she was recognized as our MACS person for January 2011. It was exciting and she is an amazing woman, teacher and friend. As the board recognitions continued our superintendent asked if "Lisa Buske" was here - I raised my hand. I was humbled, teary-eyed and ever so touched as the vice president (and dear friend to my dearly departed aunt) shared the "Today's CNY Woman" March 2011 issue and recognized my book writing to help other siblings and families affected by a kidnapping - sharing "Lisa Buske, aka, Heidi's sister". Thank you MACS BOE! I'm humbled and touched more than you could know while embarassed at the same time.
As I left the meeting I had someone mention "...it's time for others to know..." to know I am a writer...to know I'm writing about my experiences of being Heidi Allen's sibling...to know I want to help others and share my faith. God is opening doors I would have never thought to open ~ I need to be obedient and finish the writing.
I continue to pray for the publisher God has for me...for those who will read my book and for my sister! April 3rd will represent 17 years without her.
Yesterday's Writing Accomplishment: Ready for the Oswego Reading Council's Writing Contest judging - some revision -much sleep
Today's Writing Goal: organize thoughts for the revision I'm working on - need to do some more research
Tomorrow's Writing Goal: Revise, revise, revise! Homework for my Monday night writing workshop - my thought is this "You get out of a class what you put in." I'm hoping to learn a ton and improve my writing.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323