A landmark day

7 Mar

(Reblogged from http://fawnfritzen.com/a-landmark-day)

I’m exhausted, but I can’t go to bed yet. I’m ensconced in my home-away-from-home, Easter Seal House in Vancouver. In the morning, I’ll be taking my daughter for her regular neurology appointment. She hasn’t had a seizure in almost three years, but the fight against her epilepsy isn’t entirely over yet. In preparation for her EEG, she has to be sleep-deprived… which means Mama has to be sleep-deprived, too.

Ah well, no different from any other night, really.

And it was such a wonderful day. The sun was shining in a blue sky in Whitehorse. Jade was a delightful travel companion on our flight down to Vancouver; she charmed everyone around her with her happy chatter and questions.

And some other exciting things happened, too.

I got a message first thing this morning from a local woman who does a show on the local French CBC radio station; she wanted to play a song from my upcoming album and promote the release concert. I got another e-mail from a producer who broadcasts for CBC North out of Montreal and I will be doing an interview with her early next week.

So that was fun.

Then, while I was downtown running some super-quick errands in preparation for the trip, I decided to pick up a copy of our local entertainment magazine, What’s Up, Yukon. Turns out, this issue contains a review of my album. And I’m thrilled with the review. (I’ll put a link up here once it’s available.)

THEN! When Jade and I boarded our Air North flight, I pulled out the in-flight magazine, Yukon North of Ordinary. I’ve been so busy, I hadn’t had time to see if the Spring issue was out yet. So it was pretty thrilling to open up the magazine to page 79 and find this:

Yukon North of Ordinary

The article was written by local journalist / blogger / amazing mother of three (soon to be four!) Sarah Niman, and I can’t believe how much information she packed into two pages. (I’ll put an electronic copy of that up sometimes soon, too.)


I arrived at Easter Seal House and found that the four boxes I was expecting here had indeed been delivered. Here’s what’s inside those boxes:

Bedroom Voice CDs ready

Hot off the presses!

Just over a week left before the album release, and I have a gigantic to-do list to wrestle into submission. But it will happen. And, you know, that will be an amazing day, too.


4 Responses to “A landmark day”

  1. Kara March 7, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    So much good stuff!

    Hurray for the three year seizure free mark, Jade!

    Nice work, Sarah! You are one talented (and busy) mama!

    Fawn! Amazing work all around! You must be incredibly proud of yourself.

  2. Nita March 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    One bit of wonderfulness after another! And you deserve every bit of it!

  3. captainmomma March 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    WOW! That’s fantastic! You must be on the moon and SOOOO very excited!!!
    Awesome 3 yr mark! Do you get to cut back on the diet yet?


    • fawnfritzen374499907 March 8, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

      Yes! We’re moving down to a 3:1 ratio, which means a little more real food, a little less fat. And we’ve agreed on an accelerated weaning schedule… it looks like we’ll probably be off the diet in about a year. Woo hoo!!!!

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