Thursday, July 31, 2008

So close

It's almost finally here--the long anticipated release of the fourth and final installment of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn! August used to seem so far away, yet in the blink of an eye, it has come so soon. I'm excited to be hosting a Pre-Midnight Release Party with my friends tomorrow evening, before we head off to the bookstore to purchase our copy of the book. If you'll remember, my original plan was to introduce some friends to the books so I wouldn't have to go to the midnight release alone. The plan exploded, and I've gathered a whole gang of fans--there will be 23 of us at my party tomorrow. I have a few things planned, including party favors (homemade bookmarks with quotes from the book, chocolate covered expresso beans for a snack while reading, and "i heart twilight" magnets), a Twilight Trivia game, a raffle, and prizes. Kellyn made a Twilight board game, which will be lots of fun, I'm sure. I can't wait for all the Twilighting fun!

Oh, and in other exciting Twilight news, I've converted my first MALE reader. Yes, you read correctly, Twilight Fan #31 is a man!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Another Trailer!

Check out the second trailer that came out recently.
Twilight Teaser Trailer #2

Twilight Conversion Count: 30 friends

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Welcome, August

The month is coming to a close, and I'm looking forward to leaving July behind. It has been one of those months, where I feel like I may be going a little crazy, like I may be losing my mind just the tiniest bit. A scatter-brained, eye-twitching, sad, busy, and stressful kind of month...My grandfather passed away. Taught my two weeks of camp at work. Managed to forget four (yes, FOUR!) birthdays, and if it weren't for my friends reminding me over and over again, I would have forgotten five. Forgot to pay a credit card bill and my cell phone bill. Trying to plan and get my butt in gear for the vacation I'm going on soon. Attempting to finish reading book club book before book club meeting takes place... Yes, I've been a bit overwhelmed.

But alas, August is upon us, and I will have a fresh start. It's already looking like a good month, with the release (finally!) of Breaking Dawn, and my 2 1/2 week Pacific Northwest road tripping adventure.

Goodbye July, Hello August.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Remembering Gramps

Your Loved One Lives In Your Heart
Many tender memories soften your grief,
May fond recollection bring you relief,
And may you find comfort and peace in the thought
Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought…
For time and space can never divide
Or keep your loved one from your side
When memory paints in colors true
The happy hours that
belonged to you.
— Poem by Helen Steiner Rice

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

All In a Day's Work

I am teaching summer day camp this week, and although it is fun, having to corral eighteen 5 & 6 year olds can also be very challenging and exhausting! We have the complainers and the talkers and the criers, but they are all so cute and can be quite entertaining too. Here's a story from our shark lesson today...

(After going over bones vs. cartilage with the kids): "Instead of having a skeleton made of bones, what do sharks have in their body?"

(One of the boys yells out): "Cardboard!"

Haha. Hmmm, a skeleton made of cardboard, that would be interesting....