Hi everybody!

Just a quick post to catch up on a few things here at To Love, Honor and Vacuum.

First, you may be wondering why I wasn’t around in the comments much during August. I was actually away for a trip with my husband and kids to Italy. We went on a cruise first with my mom & the family, and then my mom and the girls flew home and Keith and I stayed for a few days to enjoy Italy. It was our twentieth anniversary trip, and it was lovely, but I didn’t have a chance to reply to comments. I’m trying to go back and reply to some, but if I’ve missed yours, it’s not because you’re not important to me!

I never announce where I’m going beforehand because to me that’s like saying, “Hi! I’m going to be out of the country for three weeks, so come and rob my house!” So instead I try to schedule posts and act like I’m here. But I wasn’t. Thanks to my assistant, Holly, who kept the place running and moderated the comments while I was gone!

Also, while I was away Arlene Pellicane wrote a great post to promote her new book 31 Days to a Happy Husband! I offered to give away a copy, and there were 72 comments left. I used a random number generator, and Rachel F was chosen. I’ve already contacted her by email, and she wins a copy!

I have some really cool observations about faith, life, and Italy that I want to make next week, but it requires pictures, and I don’t have time to upload them right now. So I’ll sign off now until tomorrow.

But I do want to say that I really appreciate the discussion we had yesterday about submission and abuse. I know not everybody agrees with me, but I thought I had to say it.

I’m excited about next week, when we’ll be launching Revive Your Marriage! Are you ready? It’s going to be awesome!