Monday is my day off. This afternoon I had three things on my checklist: 1) Try not to complain about my back pain, now on my 4th day, 2) Go to the chiropractor, and 3) Stop by Barnes & Noble to meet the manager, see if I could set up a book signing for September.
What I'm about to say next goes back to one of the lessons I'm finally getting a handle on as I age a bit (just a bit). My ways and God's ways are not the same, and He wants me to live one day at a time because the first part is true. Nothing ever goes according to my plans. I'm telling you, nothing. I watched this little girl last week on the beach making sand castles by the water. You know what happened. The thing is, she just kept relocating the project.
That's what my life is like. Every single day. Now I'm not complaining. I'm just saying that's what it's like. The good thing is, though my ways and God's ways aren't the same, His are WAY better, higher than the heavens are above the earth.
So here I set up my day off, just thankful I'm not laying on my back and I get to go to the chiropractor (a bit nervous about the book signing thing). And God set something else up. At B&N, Cindi walks over to the Christian fiction shelf, and THERE THEY ARE! My book is out already and on the shelf. Twelve copies, face out. We walked to the front of the store, and on the New Fiction table, THERE THEY ARE again, 8 copies, stacked, mingled with all the secular new releases. We drove over to the mall, to check our Books-A-Million. THERE THEY ARE, 8 more copies, face out.
I'm telling you, this day ended up way better than I planned. After all this, my daughter in Texas called. She stopped by her B&N, and THERE THEY ARE, way the heck over in Texas.
Hopefully, coming soon to a bookstore near you.