Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Slight Delay In My Return

photo by k
I apologize that my absence will be extended by about a week but life has been a bit, well, bananas lately. The Book Fair went fairly well. We participated for the first time in Scholastic's All For Books program and were able to buy 53 books for a local aid charity. We also got a bunch of great books for Z's school library and I managed to pick up some fun ones for our home and as gifts too. And I survived it all with just sore feet and a small financial reporting mess but nothing that time and some fancy math can't fix.
But the big news is that my sister had her baby two weeks early on Friday night (mother and baby are healthy and back home) and so I'm busy once again as I'll be heading down to help her for a few days right after Thanksgiving. When I get back I'll tell you all about my newfound love for Shaun Tan (better late than never, right?), about some fantastic book options for holiday gift giving and also my thoughts on the newest Kate Morton novel, The Secret Keeper. I'll also have a giveaway for some special books that I'm ready to pass on to a new home (hint: it's just for Twin Peaks fans).

Thank you all for your patience and, to my American readers, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Celebrating the joy of new life,


  1. No apologies needed!! I hope that you and your family have a great Thanksgiving and that you get some down time. congrats to your sister on the baby!

    And I NEED to read Shaun Tan. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  2. I am sure this is a bittersweet time, but I send my congratulations to your sister and her latest addition just the same. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your entire family!

  3. Here I thought you had jetted off to Hawaii! You're a great sister … and I'm sure your sister appreciates your help - especially when the baby arrived early. Wishing you all the best!

  4. Congrats on the new addition to your family! I hope everyone is enjoying the new baby and happy happy Thanksgiving to your family!

  5. We're still here! No worries. ;-)