- Kid quote of the week. This week I went to a parent-teacher meeting to advocate for a client. The teacher said the child, who is in Pre-K, was practicing sounding out and spelling words. He proudly said: “ ‘k’ ‘r’ ‘a’ ‘p’ . . . crap.” The teacher smiled, praised him for his excellent spelling, and then asked him where he learned the word. He said, “We watch Reba.” The moral? Television is not an idiot box. One tv show advanced this child’s spelling and vocabulary. J
2. Book Review:
2. Book Review:
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg. Yep! Two weeks in a row a book has made it to my blog. Wow! The book starts off with 16 y/o
This book is not life changing like, say The Color Purple or To Kill A Mockingbird. But it does change you. It is refreshing! It is funny! And it shows budding men and women how to be their best self and encourages them to hold out for the person who will love them for it. But wait, there is more. There are a ton of Beatles references. And you find yourself cheering on characters and celebrating their successes. But wait there’s more. Penny’s best friend is named . . .
- I’m on Chapter 10 (30,000 words and 123 pages) of The Collector. Not a lot of new writing this week. That’s okay. I had to make a correction to a plot issue. Now I’m back on track.
- Spring is in the air. This past week has been amazingly, wonderfully, beautiful. I love Winter for its scarves and sweaters and hats and hot chocolate. But I love Spring for its sunflowers and kite flying and music festivals and perfect temperature days.
- I get to spend Saturday afternoon with my friend J.P. and baby Allie. Have I told you how freakin cute that baby is? I know I have. I just want to gobble her up.
Hugs and Encouragement!