Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Markets, Musings and Winnings

I am doing the happy dance! I won a book, Counting on Grace, by author,Elizabeth Winthrop. I can't wait to read it. How did I win? I visited Clara Gillow Clark's blog click here. I will post a review on my blog after I read Counting on Grace.

I had a fantastic Valentine's/Anniversary weekend. We ate at a lovely restaurant, and we danced the night away. You should see this old couple jitterbug! The weather even delivered a lover's gift, warm temperature, and cupid is sticking around all week. Sixty degrees sounds like summer.

Teaching preschoolers is rewarding, sometimes I hear uncomfortable things, and I know I have to act. This happened to me early on in my career.

A three year old girl, with green eyes and long starwberry blonde hair came over to me and asked, "What's the name of that guy who comes to visit me at night when I'm in bed and gives me love?"

Uh-oh! My heart thumped.

"I don't know, Rachel, tell me more about him. Is he young or old?"

"I think he's young."

"Hmmm, can you tell me more about him?"

"Yes, he's naked."

I gulped. LOUDLY.


"Yes, and he shoots arrows at your butt to give you love. What's his name again?"

"Cupid, honey CUPID!"


Now, my gift to you. I struggle trying to find markets. I know you do too.

Chicken Soup has a new call out: Finding Your Happiness, Your Purpose, Your Passion, and Joy.

Ruminate is a Christian Literary and Artists Magazine. They have a fee-based contest going on, but this is a great site to explore.

Writer's Journal also is coming up on deadline for their latest prompt contests. I am now going to submit my entry which bounced back a day after deadline for another contest. I need to slow down when I type. At first when I saw that my husband had opened the mailer-daemon notice (don't you hate those things!) and didn't tell me about it, I felt upset, but then my angel tugged my needs-to-be- colored hair and hissed, "Calm down sister; everything happens for a reason."


Donna Volkenannt said...

Hi Linda,
Congratulations on winning Counting on Grace. It sounds like a great book.
Also, thanks for the reminders about the deadlines.
Enjoy your day!
Donna v.

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the links! And congrats on winning the book. Looking forward to hearing your review.
Happy Tuesday,
Karen :)

Susan said...

Oh Linda. Finished your post with a "Whew." Cupid I can deal with. ha!

Thanks for the market suggestions. Have a great day. Susan

Clara Gillow Clark said...

Thanks for the shout out, Linda! Congratulations on winning Counting on Grace. Eee! Scary moment there with Cupid!

Chatty Crone said...

Glad you won the book and hope you had a great valentines day.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Isn't it crazy how teachers go from 0 to "Panic" in 0.008 seconds? I'm glad you only had to pause briefly at "red alert" and that you could back off the missiles.

Get re-dipped! I always feel great after I do it, but that pesky gray springs back (almost) the next day!

Tammy said...

Congratulations on the book! And your story had MY teacher-hackles raised, too. Cute story that was told just right.

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Ladies,
I am so glad you stopped by.

Sioux, just got a color and cut and I feel like a new woman.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Congrats on your win! And thanks for the links!

Terri Tiffany said...

Don't you love wise husbands?