Found art

Hi everyone,

Sometimes you don’t have to go to a museum to find art. This dainty walking stick has taken up residence in the stairwell leading down to the parking garage.

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Happy birthday, Sandy!

Hi everyone,

Today is Sandy’s birthday. If it’s a pretty day, I’m sure we’ll spend part of it at the beach. We got some shopping done for her yesterday but need to finish this afternoon. Going out tonight. Should be a good day.

Jeff took this picture yesterday just outside Tommy Bahama’s at Sandestin.

Pushin’ dem books

Hi everyone,

On Saturday we drove to Seaside to shop at the Farmers’ Market. While there I dropped into the book store, Sundog Books, to say hi to the gang and see if they still had some of my titles in stock from my signing in March. They did. They were out of PIRATES and COWBOYS but had CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS and A PLACE TO START A FAMILY in stock.

One of the ladies saw me come in and followed me around to the children’s books. A customer and her niece overheard our conversation and asked if I had written the books I was holding. Turned out she is a librarian at English Landing, a school in St. Louis. We had a good conversation and I signed one of the books for her school library. It was a pleasant experience. Last time I was there, signing, I met two couples from a community near Springfield. Once before that my friend and co-author, Mary Jo Fresch, came by. Seaside is a busy place and that book store is exceptional.

Goo foffing in good company

Hi everyone,

Yesterday Robin, Tim, and grandson Kris bid us farewell and flew back home. We loved having them with us for a wonderful week, something we look forward to each year. Here’s part of the group gathered around the pool for one last dip.
This morning I think I can finish my notes for ILA and get back to a manuscript I’m working on with Jane Yolen. This afternoon I hope to take Sandy shopping. Should be another good day.