I got up and made lemon poppyseed muffins this morning. They're pretty much my favorite. Then Cheryl brought some scones from Panera to work, so ... second breakfast. :)

I spent part of today working on a secret project that will hopefully make my life as an editor much easier. I'm pretty excited about it; I think I will be able to finish it tomorrow.

After work I drove down to Andrea's school and helped her make some "paper plate awards." This is the last week of school for her first graders. It's been awhile since I've taken on an art project. Andrea printed out labels with individual award titles and I provided the art. Let's just say it's a good thing these are going to first graders. So all I really have to do is achieve second-grade quality work to impress them. I sure am glad Andrea isn't teaching third grade.

I'm starting on another secret project ... a writing project. Since I gladly have a day job, I imagine it will take months or more to finish it. But I think the final result will be cool, or at least interesting. So my first secret project at work will probably be revealed Monday, but this one might not publish until 2011 sometime. Now you all have something to look forward to.

Making it happen,


  1. I would love to hear more about your writing and job as an editor. One of my former professors left the university to go work as an editor and she loves it. As someone who is fostering her writing every day, I love getting insight on writing and editing. I think it's a very interesting industry - kind of scary, too. ;)

  2. I stumbled upon your blog tonight and am so glad. I too have relocated to the south (Florida). As a teacher, I love this idea of paper plate awards! I just might have to try this with my third graders. I bet her kids loved them and were impressed! We only have nine days left so I better get started soon!

    Kir over at

  3. I think with older kids it might even be fun to have them decorate awards for each other! I remember doing "warm fuzzies" in elementary school and peer affirmation was such a big deal.


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