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17th July 2017

I’ve spent most of the weekend in Starwars yoga pants and a green Team Awesome t-shirt.  Popcorn was consumed in vast quantities.

Last weekend we set Isla up in a ‘big kid bed’ which matches ‘big kid school’.  This is a good thing.  Bed time stories happen in her room now.  She falls asleep in her room now.  I miss her.  But we don’t have to share the popcorn any more and TV habits have changed from Postman Pat to Frank Underwood.  It’s nice to see you again, Mr. President.

Last night a friend arrived from the city, and today we went to a playground and for lunch.

My friend has a four year-old and it’s always nice to see Isla with other kids.

And so, I haven’t been online much today.  Again, this is a good thing.

But I have missed sitting in the kitchen and piling words on the screen.  When I was younger, ‘routine’ was a bad word, but gahd help me if it doesn’t get stuff done.

And now, I’m gonna try out another word.  Schedule.

The new blogging schedule for Gin & Lemonade means posts on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  With one weekend post on well, either day of the weekend.

I’ll try to be wordy.  And I also like lists.

Thanks for the questions on my Ask Me Anything post.  I’m gonna start answering them, but you can also keep asking them.

Another bit of blog admin is I’ve just recently become a Book Depository affiliate. Which just means if you order books from them using this link, I get a tiny bit of the sale. Worldwide free shipping and who doesn’t like books?  PS. In all my years of blogging this is my first affiliate program situation. And it just came through recently. Be nice.  Don’t throw tomatoes at me.  The book love came before the link.

And, and.  It only took me a BUNCH of years to add a social media panel on the blog!   On the top right underneath the Subscription/follow stuff. Go look where else I am. Feel all fancy now.

My mind is a bit all over the place at the moment.  There wasn’t a lot of time between deciding to book THE TRIP and actually booking it.  And we leave in just a few weeks so the run-up is a bit different, too.

I thought I’d share my feelings in the form of a currently list:

Reading:  Still on Another Day In The Death of America

Watching: House of Cards, season 5.  And um, Project Runway Allstars.

Looking forward to:  THE TRIP.  And the shopping trip tomorrow to get ready for the TRIP.

Planning:  Future blog posts.  I’m also making a list of all the things I’m going to eat on THE TRIP

Enjoying:  The sun.  Listening to Isla’s laugh.  Connecting to people offline and online.    Actually doing my writing/blogging/posting thing.  On schedule.

PS.  This post inspired by life, excitement, and Why Girls Are Weird.



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  • Reply anhistorianabouttown 17th July 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Congratulations on the Book Depository link, that’s wonderful!! I’ll certainly use your link when buying new books 😊 I need to get back into House of Cards, I petered out somewhere in season 3…

    • Reply Lorna 17th July 2017 at 10:38 pm

      Season 3? I’m sorry, we can’t be friends any more. I’m kidding, but catch up.

      • Reply anhistorianabouttown 21st July 2017 at 1:05 am

        I need to!! I got a really bad flu while I was intensely watching it and I kept falling asleep so I stopped watching because I didn’t know what was happening. Now with a new series up, it’s the perfect time!

  • Reply Melissa 18th July 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Routine, schedules, adult things. Sometimes I wonder why I couldn’t Peter Pan through life. LOL! Enjoy THE TRIP. ☺

  • Reply Beth 18th July 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Yay for schedules and figuring out posts and big girl beds! We just set up Ollie in his and he’s doing very well with it also. Isn’t it nice to have some grown up time? I’m excited for your TRIP! 🙂

  • Reply Liz Hensler 19th July 2017 at 2:16 am

    I think I read somewhere on your blog that you’re no longer participating in awards? I just wanted to let you know I nominated you anyway for the Liebster award here: No need to do anything with it, just wanted to say I love your writing!

    • Reply Lorna 21st July 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks, Liz!

  • Reply London Book Haul – Gin & Lemonade 19th October 2017 at 8:11 pm

    […] links are Book Depository affiliate links.  More about that here.  I’m aware that that post outlines a blogging schedule, and that today is actually […]

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