Oct 31, 2010

Oct 26, 2010

It's All About Who You Know...

I've been reading The Emerald Tablet by PJ Hoover to Oldest, and he's thoroughly enjoying it.  It's taking much longer than usual to get through it with all the upheaval we've had lately, but his interest has never once wavered, and he pleads for me to read 'just one more chapter' every single night.  He's also psyched to read books 2 and 3 in the trilogy, and we haven't even finished the first book yet!  It's very cute. 

PJ Hoover also happens to be in one of my online critique groups, and she's a fabulous person.  One of these days, I intend to meet her in person (which I'm really looking forward to) and get her to sign her books for me.  :)  I mentioned to Oldest that I knew the author, and asked him if he'd like to meet her some day.  He slowly turned to me with very wide, awe-filled eyes and said "You really know her?"  It was all I could do to keep from bursting out laughing right then.  :)

I told him that I do, indeed, know PJ Hoover, and asked him if he'd like to meet her someday.  He nodded very enthusiastically.  So now I have to meet PJ, and I have to bring Oldest along.  He'll never forgive me if I don't.  :)

Oct 14, 2010

Fall Fest Cakes

Well, for the past two years, I've baked and decorated some cakes for the Fall Fest bake sale at my kids' school. I look forward to it every year, because it's the time when I can bake a bunch of cakes and get creative.  And then I get to post pictures here, which is just as fun.

I was fully set to make more cakes this year, but we had a death in the family this week.  The funeral, and my general lack of energy, has made it too difficult for me to make cakes this year.  It bums me out, but I'm just not up for it. 

So, sorry to say, there won't be any pictures this year.  :(  Maybe I will make an honorary Halloween cake for my kids later in the month, and then post a picture here.  I already have all the supplies, and the kids would probably get a kick out of helping me.  We'll see though.