Life has been fraught recently. My youngest son has been off school for 3 weeks with Glandular Fever, my eldest son’s girlfriend has moved in, and amongst everything I’ve been frantically editing book two.
It came as a shock yesterday evening to receive a flurry of texts from my sister; ‘Have you hired wine glasses for your book launch?’ ‘Have you bought sparkling wine for the toast?’ ‘Have you sorted out the food?’
I knew, of course, The Sister was creeping towards its publication date but I’ve been so busy, aside from booking a venue weeks ago I haven’t actually done anything, except, to the delight of my husband, sample lots of wine in the evenings – hmm this one is nice but I won’t make a decision today, we’ll try another tomorrow.
Now there is only; Two. Days. To. Go. until my launch party.
This morning I’ve been glued to the phone, trying to source a cake, magenta and black balloons, napkins and plates to co-ordinate with my book cover and I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve said ‘Yes. I appreciate I have left it late…’.
I may have to scale back my elaborate plans but at least I know of a decent white wine, or should I give the red another try…