Friday, September 25, 2009


Unplanned Day Off
I'm at home today with a sick little girl. She's got a fever, a slight cough, and is tired. Poor wee thing. But she has an excellent appetite, so I'm hoping this isn't that nasty H1N1 virus that's been going around. (She just popped in here and said she's tired of laying around. That's a good sign!)

We Have a Winner!
Last night, my daughter told me that she won a drawing contest at her school. Every 4th grader in her school (probably around 60 kids or so) drew a poster for our local fire department fire safety contest. She was picked out of them all. Now she is a semi-finalist for the city-wide competition. We'll keep our fingers crossed! When they gave her the blue ribbon, they had all the kids stand out in the hallway and cheer for her as the principal handed her the prize. I almost started crying when she told me (I'm a sap, I know). How special it must have been.

On Blogging
My blog posts have been sporadic, at best, but I almost feel ready to jump back into it with both feet. If I haven't shown up at your blog lately, don't feel bad. It's all been part of my "hunker down" mode.

On Writing
And like blogging, I almost feel ready to jump back into my writing, as well. I'm excited and feel more refreshed and ready to tackle it.

On the Weekend
My mother is coming to visit this weekend. We plan to hit a pumpkin patch and the local arts festival - in fact, my daughter was concerned that she wouldn't be well enough to visit the festival tomorrow. Here's praying she'll be much better by then! I'm also hoping to find a cool painting for my living room wall. I've been here almost a year and I've been searching and searching for just the right painting. Maybe I'll find it tomorrow.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Hope L'il Bit just has a 24-hour virus.

    And you sound like you're getting all your ducks in a row. Kudos.

  2. We had a near-miss with H1N1 this week. If she doesn't feel like she's been hit by a bus (and it came on more gradually than an "It happened at this time" way), she's good. Hope she's better soon!

    Great news! Enjoy the visit and your weekend!

  3. Congrats to your daughter! How exciting! Hope she feels better soon! And I'll look forward to seeing you around a bit more in the blogging world! Hope you had some good time off!

  4. Congrats to your daughter on being in the finals for her art! That's wonderful. I hope she feels better soon and have a wonderful weekend with your mom!

    Looking forward to your return!

  5. Congratulations to your daughter for doing so well in the competition. I hope she's feeling much better soon.

  6. I've been looking for that cool painting to hang in my house for twenty-five years. If you find it, point us all in the right direction. Maybe you're budding painter already lives in your house.

  7. My big congrats to the little one, and get well soon too.

  8. Your daughter is talented! I would have bawled:)
    Hope you are all well enough to enjoy this fall weekend. SOunds fun!

  9. Sounds like you've had lots going on. Understandable! We all need to go into hunker down mode from time to time.


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