Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What a wild three days it has been.

My apologies. I have been remiss in posting anything about writing. And these photos will explain why. Sunday we had a houseful of our children and their children.
I have been spending quality time with grandchildren who are on spring break. I took Nicholas and Nicole to breakfast, and we had the best blueberry pancakes in town. We went to Sky Zone, a fun high energy zapping place filled with trampolines. One area is for forward flipping into a foam pit, another is for dodge ball, another for basketball and so on. Nicole was like a little monkey. 
Nicholas who just turned 14 (I cannot believe it!) bounced and bounced, and is very competitive. He had a blast! After that, it was time for lunch and ice cream with Gramps, and then to his evening game of LaCrosse... a wild sport if I ever saw one. I am so thankful for all of our healthy grand children.
Of course my little darling, Liam, and I spent all day Monday together. I bought him a Little Tykes truck at the Goodwill store. He hauled a big rubber baby boy doll in the bed of the truck, and rode up and down the street. Semi truck drivers passing by honked their air horns at him and he tooted his little horn back at them and waved. I slept very well on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Liam and I went to Suson Park in South County to see the farm animals. He loved the rooster that crowed at him, and he liked the turkey. We wanted to go into the barnyard to see the pigs and horses. We were disappointed to discover the barn was locked. But what a surprise to discover a man on a tractor transporting a pig in a crate. Liam watched wide-eyed as the driver raised the front end loader up high and lifted it over the fence and put the pig down in her pen and turned her loose. Liam and the pig squealed with glee.
Sometimes life is filled with unexpected surprises. A few moments ago I received an acceptance on a personal essay that will be published in Sasee May Issue, titled Becoming My Mom... in time for Mother's Day.

I have sent out ten submissions this month and want to share three free contests with you. is the email to send a humorous poem which has contest money attached, but no fees to pay. Isn't that a nice surprise?

And there is a call out for personal stories or poetry on how music has impacted you. Here is the link. Deadlines looming!

And here's another with an April 15th deadline


Cathy C. Hall said...

Congrats as always, Linda! (All work and no play make for a boring grandma. Don't think that will ever be you!) :-)

Bookie said...

Oh, you had SO much fun with the kiddos I can tell!!!! Thanks for the writing info too. Congrats on the publication as well!

Sioux Roslawski said...

Linda--Congratulations on the Sasee story. And what a fun you had with Nicholas, Nicole and Liam. (I love Sky Zone.) Your grandkids and great grandkid is lucky to have you.

Val said...

Whew! I'm tired just from reading about it. Liam in his truck is too cute! And that pig is HUGE.

Thanks for the links.

Susan said...

Hi Linda. So glad you got in some quality family time. You are soooo diligent with freelancing. I swear, if my life ever slows down enough to get to the keyboard more, I will do much more writing. Right now, it's impossible. But I sure admire you! Susan

DUTA said...

No doubt, grandkids provide their grandparents with the best entertainment and a chance for the best well-spent energy.

Kim Lehnhoff said...

Grandkids are the best!

I took advantage of the two poetry submissions. Sure, it's not TEN submissions, but it's a start! Thanks for being so encouraging!

Connie said...

It sounds like your days spent with your grandchildren were full and fun. Congratulations on another publication and thank you for sharing the writing links too!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Congrats! I'll look forward to reading your Mother's Day piece. And thanks for sharing the pictures. You're a fun grandma!

Pat Wahler said...

Congrats, Linda!

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