Friday, June 01, 2007

good news Friday

Another first novel full is going out, and the "to whom" is the best part. Being discreet, though, I am not naming names on here. :) Keep fingers crossed.

Read the first 25 pages of the second book in writing group yesterday and got amazing and helpful feedback.

On the home/farm front, we have a 4-foot black snake living in the vicinity of the house/barn, which makes me very happy, as black snakes do a great job eating mice and keeping other (poisonous) snakes away. Sadly, I did not get a photo. Maybe the next sighting! Or else he's been talking to the toad prince and they've conspired to avoid the media.

It's been appliance upgrade month here and we have a new dishwasher, new vacuum cleaner, and new espresso machine. (thanks to Matthew who offered them up as bribery for a solo photographic trip to see the rhododendrons in bloom!)

The full moon last night was golden and gorgeous.

Daughter just came in to tell me she read her science in the stall with Cody, who was lying down for a mid-day nap. "He looked up when I came in the stall, but when he saw it was just me, he went back to sleep." It would have been my total dream as a girl to read science in a horse's stall. It makes me happy now that my daughter can do it.

What a great way to swing into June.

7 comments:

Matthew said...

This post brought a big smile here. . .

billie said...

I thought you might get a kick out of this. :)

Joni said...

Wow. Reading a science assignment in Cody's stall - how wonderful. I'm jealous of your daughter.

As for sending off the book - fantastic. I hope all goes even better than you'd dare hope!

billie said...

Thanks so much, Joni. I haven't tried reading out at the barn yet, for some reason, but tonight I cleaned tack while listening to Thistle and Shamrock on NPR and it was quite lovely. :)

shara said...

Billie, you're an inspiration and a delight, every time I come by.

billie said...

Shara, you too!!

I encourage anyone reading here to head right over to Shara's blog. She keeps me inspired with her wonderful words, photographs, and art work. A renaissance woman!!

shara said...

I like that so much better than dilettante, thank you Billie. :)