Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Book

Can you believe it?! I'm not sure I can. :)

But yes, I have a real live copy of a(n albeit cheesy) book I wrote!

Those folks who participate in NaNoWriMo and complete the 50,000 word goal are given a free proof copy of their book. That's how I got this.

The book would need major over-hauling if I really wanted to get it published (which I don't), but it's lovely to have a tangible proof of all the work I put into the story last November.

Many thanks to Djaq for the beautiful cover she made for me!!!

(Josiah read the book, and told me about all of the times I accidentally repeated words or skipped them or misspelled them. My mother was horrified.)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Found on A Cup of Jo

My "new" and beautiful bicycle. I've been riding a couple times a week, and it's such fun!

She's in need of a name. What would you suggest?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My Style of Geography

A friend and I were thinking about where states were in relationship to each other. So I tried my hand at making a map of the United States.

My apologies to the East, the South, the South West, the plain and mountain lands, Canada, and everybody from Arkansas.

Friday, June 4, 2010

A Lovely Day for a Picnic

In honor of my dear friends Christian and Sara's birthdays, spring, and friendship, I gave a picnic.

I am quite sure I had more fun planning it than they did at the picnic.

The menu consisted of:
Cold Spinach Quiche with Fresh Tomatoes
Cheese Ball Spread on French Bread with Fresh Cucumbers
Carob Cupcakes with Butter Frosting
Snickerdoodle Croissant Cookies
Iced Sweetened Mint Tea

I made bunting. I think I'm going to hang it up in my room, now. If I can ever untangle it from the snarl it got into as we quickly took it down before the rain. :)

As I was making the food, I kept saying to my brothers, "Oh, this is so cute! Isn't it?"

They didn't really get it.

I was frightened it would rain, but it was beautiful, beautiful. Everything was so perfect and lovely. All of the dishes were real and beautiful, and they made me feel so elegant. And that little picnic hamper makes me feel like I have a yellow bicycle (which I do, now!!!) and live in England.

It was the perfect picnic.

(And that is my Frock by Friday frock. I want to do some alterations yet, though.)