Monday, December 10, 2007

Gryphon House

Okay, it's not "romance" but it is writing! --Today I was notified Gryphon House accepted a lesson plan I submitted for The GIANT Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans, which will be released in July. A couple years ago they selected several ideas I submitted for The GIANT Encyclopedia of Transition Activities: For Children 3 to 6. Gryphon House publishes wonderful and useful resource and idea books for children. They are great for Grandparents too! I look forward to using these books as Isabelle gets older.

On the romance side...I'm still working on the edits of An April to Remember, and I had lunch with a friend today who'd purchased several copies of Mail Order Husband for Christmas gifts, which I autographed. I'm sure her purchases are what had put the book back on the Western Best Selling list at Amazon earlier this month. Thanks, Sandy!

AND...on the personal side--Preparations for Christmas are underway. The guest bedroom, or "Heartbreak Hotel" as they boys call it, is full of gifts, which I need to find the time to wrap, and I've made a couple batches of candy. Yesterday, I went to the Mall of America with my mother and sister. We met up with my aunt from Texas, aunt and cousin from Baudette, and aunt and uncle from the Iron Range where we all participated in the World's Largest Christmas Carol. The rotunda, and all three balconies, were full of carolers as everyone joined Alvin and the Chipmunks in singing "The Chipmunk Song" (Christmas Don't Be Late). Wearing red Santa hats, with a big, black A on the white rim, we sang eight rounds of "Christmas, Christmas time is near, Time for toys, and time for cheer. We've been good, but we can't last, Hurry Christmas, hurry fast. Want a plane that loops a loop, Me, I want a Hula-hoop..."

Hope you all are enjoying your holiday activities!


Paty Jager said...

Hi Lauri!

I just discovered your blog and I love it! Great set-up and I didn't know you wrote the ditty on the back of the travel mug! I show it to everyone because I think that's the best part of the mug. LOL

I'm adding you to my blog so I can pop in more often and see what you're up to.

Lauri said...

Hey Paty,

Thanks for 'discovering' and for the compliment. I'm honored to be listed on your blog, and now I'll have to work harder on updating mine more often. ;0

And, yes, the mug idea was mine. It was pretty exciting. :) I had to buy a few to give as gifts last spring, and use my own on a daily basis.

Merry Christmas,