Friday, March 18, 2011

The day after

I woke up this morning and my head buzzed. My muscles told me to go back to sleep. Yes, today is the day after St. Patrick's Day. (Dancing, not drinking, people. You must know this about me.) I usually post a whole big exciting thing for St. Patrick's Day but this year I was too busy to do even that.

But I'm here now and I'm catching up with our prizes. First, to announce the winners so far this week....

Lindsaywrites wins the book of her favorite genre.

Aik Chien takes home The Mark by Marilyn Bunderson.

Congratulations. And, I'm going to keep choosing winners from those who are participating, so keep watching.

So how was your St. Patrick's Day? I know the day is so different for civilians. As a family of dancers, we packed in the car at 8:00 AM, me and four of my children, and set off for a day of adventure. Our first show was at an elementary school at 9:00 AM. We didn't stop dancing and driving until 4:00. Seven shows in seven hours.

And since I'm the mom, I can say that my six-year-old twins were adorable even though they couldn't really dance, and my two older boys were straight up fabulous. Everyone on the team worked together to make it happen. By the end of the day the girls were itching for an excuse to pinch the boys and my tiniest son announced, "Finally we get to go home."

Corned beef, Irish potatoes, cabbage and the world's best soda bread waited for us and nothing in the universe could have been better than that. Aaaahhh.

Then a little more dancing and a lot of hot chocolate later, the day finally ended. I'm tip-toeing around the fact that Saturday we're dancing from 10-4. Barnes & Noble at 2:00 for any locals wanting to see some action.

And then we're done with the St. Paddy's performances.

Thanks to Christy for posting a surprise author interview today! Check it out.

And for another chance to win, go over to Rachelle Christensen's blog . She was nice enough to make me look good- you're gonna lover her.

To win, e-mail me at the answer to the following questions....

*Name one book that Rachelle wrote.
*How many of her short stories were published by Story Time Felts? (hint... it's in the About Me section)
*And, tell me your favorite YA genre so I can pick something nice out for you.

Okay, winner announced on Monday, March 21.


Farnsworth Family said...

Sounds like you guys had a great St. Patrick's Day!! That's so great! Have fun with your shows today, then put your feet up and watch a good movie. :)

L.T. Elliot said...

I hope you're recovering all right. You take care of yourself! I am glad you all had such a wonderful time, though. =]

As for Rachelle, I know she wrote "Wrong Number" and published two short stories. ;)

My favorite YA to read? I don't know that I have a favorite. Because YA is so versatile, there's a lot to read and a lot that can stir a person.

Elizabeth Morgan said...

I think St. Patrick,s day is fun. There is so much green. It is something fun to bring everyone togethor.

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Christy said...

It sounds like you had a great St. Paddy's day!! We only had one elementary school this year and it was so nice!

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