Saturday, June 22, 2013

Endings and new beginnings

It was a crazy last week of school. No car or cell phone  until Wednesday, then Wednesday and Thursday were outdoor water days at preschool and last minute conferences. The students painted after I read the fun children's book, "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More, No More". The little boy in the book gets caught by his mama painting his head, and she takes his paints away. But, he gets them down, paints his neck, arms, hands ... all the way to guess what? No, before he gets to his butt, he gets in the tub. The book and illustrations always make children laugh. The children had fun painting outdoors: my legs, their own hands, the bikes, cars etc.

Friday was preschool graduation in the park with parachute games and kiddie games with prizes. Nicole was so excited and I was so ready for the school year to be over. It was 90 degrees, and I am now ready for some rest and relaxation. I will catch up with blogs next week. I have missed my blog friends; okay, I admit it, I am addicted to some of your blogs.


I have a few weeks to organize a book while I am off school. PLEASE send me a fun or funny family story. It can be wacky, crazy, sassy with a PG-13 rating. Submissions close Aug. 1st, and I so want to be ready to "go" when the publisher calls. You can run your story past me first if you have any questions and then submit it to database, OR if you prefer, submit it to website.

 

12 comments:

Sioux said...

I LOVELOVELOVE the new cover. And I'm so glad you're finished with school and you have your computer back.

BECKY said...

I love all the NYMB new covers! They're perfect for the stories!

Claudia Moser said...

Enjoy your holiday!

Val said...

Ninety degrees! I would have "glowed" to death!

I like the new cover. Now if I can just get compensation for the photo of my anonymous family...

Merlesworld said...

Have a good holiday.
Merle.......

Bookie said...

I wish you books, tea, and feet up in the air!!! Enjoy your days...veg for a while!

Daisy said...

Sounds like the last week at school was busy but fun. I hope you enjoy your time off. :)

Susan said...

Oh Linda. What a week for you. You DESERVE some R@R, that's for sure.
Congratulations on another year with the little ones!

Glad all is okay again. Missed you. Susan

Debora said...

I'm finally out of school too! Jumped right into a 2 day writer's conference with Garth Stein (Art of Racing in the Rain) as one of the wonderful faculty. I am sooo ready to pursue this book in earnest now!

jabblog said...

The end of term is always manic and it takes a while to relax. (It used to take me about a month . . . )
Enjoy your holiday and keep out of the heat.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Enjoy your week. You deserve it.

I am away for 2 weeks in the big city starting Wed.

I am so looking forward too it with hubby.

I enjoy your blogs.

Nice you can write. That is a gift.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Linda -

Glad things are settling down for you. My friend is a high school teacher, and the last few weeks are brutal.

I'm looking forward to seeing you again at my blog.

Blessings,
Susan :)