Thursday, October 09, 2008

Later That Day...

Woohoo! What a day! I started with a serenade from an Australian relative who called me early this morning. Then I opened my gifts from my mom & stepdad and my grandfather. $$$$ and jewelry, and a girl can't complain!

When I got to school, the kids kept yelling happy birthday to me and one of my sweet 6th grade girls gave me a beautiful picture frame and a beaded journal. I wish I had a digital camera so I could post the picture and show you.

Some more kids drew me pictures, which I promptly taped to my board for everyone to see. My co-workers gave me a cake during lunch and a card they're still signing. :)

Then one of my sweet 5th grade girls gave me the most wonderful card that almost brought me to tears (one she made herself) and a bag with presents: a stuffed pig that I'm going to name Allie after one of the characters in my next book, a plastic Mardi Gras type necklace she said I should wear so I feel like a queen, and a copy of Tom Sawyer.

Then when I got home, I talked to my grandfather, opened my mail (more cards and money!), went out to eat (had dessert and a few adult beverages), and then talked to my big brother who keeps trying to convince me there's only 4 years between us and I'm really 2 years older than I am.

OH! And I got another agent request for part of Danger, which I promptly e-mailed. What an awesome present, huh?

Now I'm off to write my 100 words for the day, have a cup of tea and think about going to bed.


Tez Miller said...

Ooh, I didn't know you had an Aussie relative. What state/territory are they in, may I ask?

So glad to hear that you're happy - and that you got a request. For some people rejection spurs them on, but good news works best for me ;-)

Have a lovely day! :-)

Lexi said...

Tez, they're actually transplants form England, but they both moved early enough in their lives that they've been Australians to us for a long time. The one who called me is in Perth (which is one of my favorite places!) and the other family members are about an hour north of Sydney.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday, Lexi! It sounds like it was wonderful.

Lexi said...

Thanks, Nicole! It was a great time.