Friday, January 04, 2008


"I much prefer working with kids whose life could be completely upended by a reading of a book over a weekend. You give them a book to read - they go home and come back a changed person. And that is so much more interesting and exciting. " Russell Banks

I have some more exciting news to share, but since today's Friday's Feast, I'll wait until tomorrow. Make sure you stop back to find out what it is!

Did you see which book I'm giving away in the month of January to one lucky person who comments on my blog? Scroll down to yesterday's post to see...

When was the last time you received a surprise in the mail, and what was it?

Well, I did get a holiday card last week from a friend I hadn't heard from in a couple of years, so that was a nice surprise.

If you could have a summer and/or winter home, where would you want it to be?

I'm spoiled and lucky: my husband and I own 5 acres of lakefront property in upstate New York and are hoping to start building that very home in the next 5 years!

Pick one: pineapple, orange, banana, apple, cherry.

Apple, without a doubt. Loved them as a kid and still eat at least one/day.

Main Course
Describe the nicest piece of clothing that you own.

My wedding dress. First, it's just beautiful (of course!) and second it reminds me of a happy day!

If you could forget one whole day from your life, which day would you choose to wipe from your memory?

I wouldn't. Even the worst days make us tougher for surviving them. And I'm a writer, so those bleak moments also serve as fodder for stories!


Marianne Arkins said...

Okay... that "I have news but you have to wait" stuff is for the birds, and not even nice.


mamichelle said...

Ooooh, lucky on the soup!!

I've seen so many with the same attitude as you on the dessert. I wish I could be the same.

Sarita Leone said...

Love the quote.

And I totally agree with you about the good days and bad ones...they're all worth something. :)

windycindy said...

I agree with the not wiping out a day in one's life. Whatever doesn't kill us, only makes us stronger. So they say.....Cindi

Dru said...

I think you learn from those bad days so they should be kept.

ooh, I can't wait to hear your exciting news.

Jim Melvin said...

I'd like pineapples, apples, bananas, oranges, and cherries all in one big bowl! Love them all. But if forced to rank, it would be 1) banana; 2) orange; 3) apple; 4) pineapple; 5) cherry.

Jennifer said...

Great feast! Hope you have a great weekend! May your new year be blessed!

Jennifer :-)