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Friday, October 3, 2008

Five on a Friday: The Grateful Edition

  1. I won a fantastic t-shirt from Cynthia Leitich Smith's Tenth Anniversary Giveaway!  Angela from Pickled Pixel Toe sent me the cutest t-shirt (see the side photo from her site).  It is made of awesome.  

  2. THANK YOU, Cynthia and Angela!!!

    The t-shirt is soft and loose-fitting.  Perfect for revisions ...because we all know comfort is key to good writing.  Plus, I told everyone in the family to leave me alone when I wear this shirt.  Think that'll work?

  3. Fresh bread baking in the oven.   I make awesome bread and focaccia.  My children's neighborhood friends swarm to my door when they smell the bread.  I even put whole wheat in it.  And the kids still eat it.  It's that good.  Not that I'm bragging...

  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules by Jeff Kinney.  My reluctant reader just finished these two books and is upset the next book isn't out until January 2009.   Jeff Kinney, write more of these books!  You're making my child want to read!  (Edited to Add:  If you want to read Day 1 of the first book, go over here.)

  5. I remembered to call my oil company to top off the oil tank while the prices were low ($3.6990 a gallon#@$@%!!!) instead of getting gouged later on.

  6. My children's smiles.  Oh, they make me melt.

Enjoy your weekend!!


m. thompson said...

The shirt is great! I want one.

Sounds like a great week.

Vivian said...

It is a great shirt. Check out the site.

Enjoy your weekend.

PJ Hoover said...

Congrats on the shirt! And I love hearing that your reluctant reader read the wimpy books! What age would these be OK for?

beckylevine said...

LOVE that t-shirt.

Vivian said...

I'm hoping this t-shirt gives me good juju. That's not expecting too much, is it?

Thanks. My daughter is in fourth grade. The kids in her class are passing around these books. I'd recommend this book for ages 9 - 12.

Vivian said...

I just added a link to my post so you could read Day 1 of the book.

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

We've been talking oil here, too.


Vivian said...

Well, today, I've got buyer's remorse on filling up the oil tank. I drove by the gas station and gas is down 20 cents a gallon since last week, so I'm sure the oil is down, too. So much for timing.

Here's to better oil prices this winter!

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Beth Kephart said...

I have been wishing lately that my son had been the right age when the Wimpy books came out.....

Barrie said...

Would you be willing to share the recipe?