You Heard It Here: Happiness Is… A Roller Coaster

Okay, I might be lying a little because I don’t mean roller coaster as in the thing you get strapped into and then are whizzed around on a small track at ungodly speeds… I’m talking about how sometimes life gets so hectic and you have so many things on your plate that you have to take small bites to get it all down. Know what I mean?

I’m not complaining… I’m just trying to digest all of the things happening at once. For instance…

Yesterday was the Los Angeles Festival of Books where I was able to have a book signing under the Romance Writers of America booth. I had so much fun meeting and talking to new people! And of course it was awesome to see some pals as well.

Next on my list is today and the first day back at the day job. The Thundermans is back for season 3 and I’m so excited to see the cast and crew after 4 months off. I can’t believe 4 months went by so fast! Life just cruises by in the blink of an eye. It’s crazy. (Here’s a shot from last year, but I know these kids have grown in 4 months. I’m a little scared the younger ones will be taller than me. Happens on every show, dang it!)


And next… This upcoming weekend, April 25, is Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon in Milwaukee! I cannot wait for the event! It is SO AWESOME! (One of my all time favorite events.) So many readers and such fabulous authors and of course… rock star Barbara Vey! This year’s keynote speaker is the amazing Tess Gerritsen! I am really looking forward to it!


I’m right in the middle of a crazy week so I’m taking one thing at a time. Bite size pieces if you know what I mean.

What about you? How do handle life’s roller coasters? Those times when you have so much going on that you wonder how you’re going to make it all happen. Any pointers are appreciated!


You Heard It Here: Happiness Is… A Roller Coaster — 6 Comments

  1. Hi Dee J.

    Big congratulations on last week’s release of your new novella, A Little Danger! It’s sitting on my Kindle, looking so good I can’t wait to read it!

    I must wait, sadly, because like you I’m realizing life is hectic at the moment. I try to line up all my to-do’s and break them down into baby steps so they don’t seem too overwhelming. Setting alarms to remind me when I have to stop working and go pick up my kid from school or prepare dinner helps too. But if things really go off the rails, I can always order pizza. 😉

    • Hi Samanthe,
      I’m a huge fan of pizza. Yep… pizza is big in our house. And I will never get the mother of the year award. 🙂
      I’m definitely taking it a day at a time. I’ll get too overwhelmed otherwise. Like the fact that today was my first day back at work and this is the first time I’ve had to sit down to my computer. Ugh. Thanks for dropping by!

  2. Hi Dee! Wishing you happy days at the day job! And have a great time this weekend at the Appreciation Luncheon! Yep, it always seems like we’ve got a ton of stuff going on, or very little going on. Never somewhere in between. I usually just take a deep breath, take one thing at a time, and somehow miraculously it all gets done. 🙂

    • Hi Robin,
      Yes, deep breaths are good! (Along with pizza. LOL.) I just have to make it thru this upcoming weekend and I’ll be able to breathe, I think. I mean, I know I’m going to have fun, but traveling stresses me out. (Breathe, breathe… see, I’m breathing!) Thanks for stopping in!

  3. Sometimes you wish the joys would decently space themselves so one has more time to savor them. Loved seeing you at theLATFOB. Enjoy the job hecticness your kids and the luncheon. That’s a banquet!

    • Hi Susan,
      You hit the nail on the head. Some very awesome things for sure… they’re just all packed in tightly together. A little space – and air – between them would’ve been ideal. But such is life! It was great seeing you too! Thanks for all that work at LAFOB!