Well, considering I had a wedding and am promoting a book, and writing a new one, and Xmas is tomorrow...I think I deserve a break!
So the last bit of travel had us down to LA where we got to see our daughter for a couple of days...great visit..just the three of us. She's really an amazing teacher with her little babies learning about art...we enjoyed being flies on the wall for a bit and watching her at work...very proud we are!
And we got to stop by for a quick 40 minutes to visit with my oldest and dearest of friends Lin, and her hubby Alan and gorgeous daughter Brit, to thank them personally for the tremendous wedding gift of two nights on the beach in Monterey, yes that was from them and that spectacular stay was shared a post ago in case you missed it...whirl wind visit, but great non the less....so many many years we've known each other, since we were 15, inseparable back then up till our thirties...all that history....and we hadn't seen each other in twenty some odd years..so wow!
And a GREAT lunch with another good old friend of mine Rona...what fun we had dishing over a nosh at the Daily Grill...my family really got a kick outta her...she's one of the best!
The book is going full barrel right now...Got a huge event planned this weekend to introduce the book to the community, posters out and word buzzing...loads going on to promote this project. Then the featured article about the series on the 21st in the Good Times...now THAT is big! Really looking forward to generating some serious momentum from that...wish me luck.
Almost finished with the book cover for the second book...the Wizards of Coranim....hoping to have this book published before Xmas..HA!! Why why why is time moving so freaking fast!!
Then we had Taylor's 21st birthday..our youngest son's girlfriend..so she's our daughter too..hosted a bunch of kids at the house here, while we hid away in the den..pretty tasteful all around...she had a great time..we really love her!
And last but not least...the chickies...they are truly growing...look at the difference! ps. something just went haywire and I can't enlarge the text on the bottom few photos...sorry for the minuscule reading folks...put on your reading glasses! and just in case you're wondering the word is schnuggie..it means cuddle around here...later.
|GORGEOUS! Right? (yeah, both of them)|
|she is an artist, with an artistic home...|
one treasure that I LOVE
|this one with her biker boots and curly orange hair...|
reminded me of someone...oh yeah!
my favorite character in my book...Mathilda!
|intriguing..yes?...ha! you'll have to wait!|
|who let the old broad in?|
|the big birthday dinner the night before with our other kids|
|My baby...can you believe this gal used to fit in the |
palm of my hand?
She's magnificent...seriously..huge, fluffy and all chicken...Petunia!
|and this little gal...Marilyn...|
her head is almost grown in after her
scalping a few months ago..
she's so freaking cute...
a little ball of fluff...just like her namesake
|aww...she's just the most amazing hen |
you've ever seen in person..giant feathered perfection!
|Winnie...not as fluffy as I had assumed she'd be...but look at those feathers,|
a living piece of art!
|And last but not least Maxine..the epitome of what a hen is supposed to look like|
black and white stripe with a big red comb..she let's me pick her up to pet...we call is schnuggie
Mucho love to my besties...xoxo juner