Monday, February 8, 2010

Bits and Pieces and Betty White

Today’s blog is going to be bits and pieces of what’s been going on in my world.

A BIT
I did something this last weekend I thought I’d never do in February. What, you may ask, is that? I finally took down my Christmas village. Do you believe it? I’m so ashamed. Here’s the deal though, we put our village on the top of the kitchen cupboards. You know, in the space between the ceiling and cupboard. It wasn’t in the way, no everyone could see it unless they came into my kitchen or dining room. So, it remained there until last Saturday. What a relief to get it down. Because even though no one could see it every time I walked into the kitchen it nagged at me.

A PIECE
For my birthday a couple of weeks ago my hubby surprised me and gave me a wonderful, beautiful, huge white board. You should see it! (I’d take a picture, but it’s still in the box.) It’s four feet high and six feet wide. I can plot, make time-lines, draw diagrams, make a grocery list, draw stick figures, or whatever on this humongous board.
BUT (you knew there was going to be a but) it doesn’t fit in my office. Though it does fit in the bedroom next to my office which we call the library (I have more books in my office than in the library). What to do?

Since most of the books in the house are in my office, I’ve decided to move my office into the library and move the library into my office. (Are you confused yet?) This is going to be a MAJOR undertaking. It will probably take several weeks. The carrot dangling before me is getting that wonderful, beautiful, huge white board where I can use it.

A BIT
The Whitneys were announced last Friday. Sadly The Forgotten Warrior did not get nominated, but there were some outstanding books that did. Check them out at: http://www.whitneyawards.com/2009finalists.pdf

A PIECE
Did you watch the Super Bowl? I’m really not a football fan unless I know someone on the team, so I mainly watched for the commercials. I loved the one with Betty White.




A BIT
I just received my brand new shiny driver’s license. I was so hoping to have a better picture. Well, it came in the mail today and over my face is some faint light tanish-yellow police logic. Which is kind of good, because the picture was horrible, but I wonder what’s the point of the picture if they're going to do that?

A PIECE
I found out that my book, The Stone Traveler, has been bumped to an August release. So look for it in AUGUST!!!

6 comments:

  1. I have to confess that my kid's Christmas tree only came down last week. It was in the basement, where I could easily make myself forget about it until my children demanded I get on the ball. The white board sounds absolutely great. I might ask my husband for one on my birthday.

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  2. Lots of good bits and pieces! Especially that last one about the Stone traveler!

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  3. L.T., I was surprised to have the release date of The Stone Traveler pushed back to August. But after thinking about it, I'm kind of glad. It will give me more time to think of PR. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to your comments.

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  4. Roxy, I'm so glad I'm not the only one. ;) Truth be told, I still have some little pines in the living room. But like you, I hardly spend time in there. Guess that's next on my list. Thanks for stopping by. It's nice to know I'm not alone putting decorations away.

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  5. Sorry about the Whitneys, Kathi. Loved your story about the white board, and the article on The Relevant Push. That was excellent.
    Char

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  6. Thanks, Char! I can't wait to use the white board. But the moving of the office is the rub. ;)

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