This Is The Stuff that Drives Me Crazy

Happy Monday!!

Most people hate Mondays but I love, love, love them. The week lies ahead, filled with possibilities. Like, of a to-do list actually getting finished. For one brief day, I sense the luxury of time. (It’s  complete self-delusion. By Wednesday, I start panicking. Still, a girl can dream.)

I’m working hard this week on book 2 in a new series–tentatively called “The Haven.” I just finished final proofs for Amish Values for Your Family and have a tiny breather before I receive galleys for A Lancaster County Christmas.

And baby Blake is still our long-term house guest. He has just started sitting up by himself! 

I always start the week with another hope…that this Thursday, from 2-3 California time, my family and friends will NOT call or text me. I have yet to have a single week of hosting my radio show without one of my kids calling, texting, e-mailing. My own husband scheduled a tree cutting from 2-3 on Thursday. And my friend Kim has a knack of calling during that time, even if she’s on vacation. They’re not trying to be clueless…they truly forget that I am trying to conduct a radio show! It’s like that one hour, once a week, acts as a magnet.

Surely, surely…this week will be IT!

Sigh. A girl can hope.

By the way, prolific author Kim Vogel Sawyer will be my guest on Amish Wisdom. Kim’s mother-in-law just passed away, so she is squeezing me in on a jam-packed, emotionally laden week.

 Hope you have a great start to the week. Just in case you hate Mondays, this new song by Francesca Battastelli will turn it around for you!

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. collettakay says:

    I love Monday's too. The weekends are so hectic and our house gets trashed. Monday gives me a fresh week to get things under control and back on routine.

    I always make it a stay-at-home day and even though I don't love cleaning, I enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes with having a house that is relatively clean even if just for a day.

    I love Francesca's new song!

  2. Dan Endy says:

    Excited for the Amish Values book. I know it will be good.