How can it already be the end of February? It feels like the month only just started. Maybe I’ve just been too busy with everything from my day job to notice the month whizzing by…? Plus, we were busy with searching for apartments in Malmö (found one – YAY!)…so many things on my mind, so little time. Oh my!
Soon it’s the bookaversary for Maybe Baby
In March, it will be nine years since I published Maybe Baby, the first book in the Maybe… series. I still can’t believe that so much time has passed. I think it’s time to update the cover.
This is the current cover for Maybe Baby. I’ve loved it since 2014 but, after all this time, it’s time for an update.
As much as I still love the original cover, it is time for new typography and a more up-to-date cover image. So, one of my plans for the next few weeks (months?) is finding the perfect image to be the new cover of Maybe Baby.
I still remember working on this cover with Ari from Cover It! Designs. We went through several iterations until we both agreed that this was the best cover image. And we had many discussions about the typography for the cover. Much as I love it, the typography is dated. So, yes, time for a refresh.
Unfortunately, it seems like Cover It! Designs is no longer around. Her website is no longer live and the email I sent has gone unanswered.
So the search for a new cover designer is on.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
Sometimes it snows in late February
Yes, I know. I should be used to this. Especially since I live in Sweden. But I moved to southern Sweden back in 2020 and everyone assured us that it hardly ever snows here. I think we’ve had more snow in the 2+ years that we’ve lived here than we had in Stockholm in the last three years that I lived there. Yes, it’s climate change. It’s also that we live in what are called “the highlands of Småland.” We get hit by all the passing rain, all the snow…all the hurricane-force winds. I can’t complain too much. Generally, winters here are pretty mild compared to Stockholm. But when a cold front pulls in…oh boy! Yeah, it’s pretty raw and damp and bone-chillingly cold. In fact, it reminds me a lot of winters in my beloved hometown of Philly.
Luckily I have plenty of clothing to deal with it. I also found a great naprapat (they’re similar to chiropractors but they focus more on joints and muscles than the spine) for those times when I wipeout on ice because I forgot my ice cleats at home. Yes, sometimes, I am dumb enough to forget them at home. I should definitely know better.
Tomorrow it’s my mom’s birthday!
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to travel to Philadelphia to help her celebrate her big day. I had to renew my US passport and it will be a few more weeks until I receive it. According to the US Embassy here in Sweden, it should take around 3-4 weeks to get my new passport, so I will have to wait a bit. I don’t mind. I just want to have it before May so that the Swede and I can celebrate our wedding anniversary with a weekend trip elsewhere.
But…like I was saying, tomorrow is my wonderful mom’s birthday. She’ll be turning seventy-eight but she doesn’t look like she’s anywhere near that age. I am in awe. I like to joke with her about her anti-ageing skincare routine and she just gives me that look. If you have a Black mom, you know exactly what I mean.
My mom doesn’t usually spend a lot of time online, but I want to wish her a happy birthday here anyway. I’m sure my oldest niece or my sister-in-law will show her this post. So, mom, I hope you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow. I wish I could be there with you. When I can finally come to Philadelphia either later in the spring or this summer, I am taking you out for the day and we will spoil ourselves.