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Monday, September 14, 2009

Mondays Aren't Always Bad!

Photo by Tatters:)
What a weekend! Thanks for all your one-year-old Blogiversary and Happy 50th wishes you shared over the last few days. Friends like you? "That's what it's all about..." as the Hokey Pokey song says!

I've had lots o' good stuff happening lately (besides the couple of milestones), and I'm hoping the same for y'all. Here's the short list:

  • Received my contributor's copy of Christmas Traditions: True Stories that Celebrate the Spirit of the Season and a check. (Shoutin' out to Terri Tiffany whose story appears in the same anthology!)

  • Oldest son earned his Eagle Scout ranking, making his mom one proud old lady who's hoping to repeat the process with younger son next year.

  • Major major progress is being made on the building of our new website home and newsletter for Rose & Thorn Journal. Myself and Kat Magendie, author of Tender Graces and hard at work on her sequel Secret Graces, hope when we have our open house, you'll come check out the new digs for our shiny sweet literary journal. The fall issue will be out next month on the fifteenth! (**Major kudos to Team Toups for the webmastering and construction, and to Susan Kramer for the newsletter revamping!)

  • I'm gonna be guest posting at agent Rachelle Gardner's wildly popular blog. Wheee! Here's a bit of her announcement of the chosen twelve:
"A big thank you to the nearly 180 entrants in my guest blog contest! It wasn't easy, but I've finally had a chance to choose my Guest Bloggers for the rest of the year."
So that's the scoopage from Gumbo Writer. May your week begin and continue in the same good vein. And since I'm on a roll...anybody wanna come tackle this mound of dirty clothes in the laundry room for me? Okay, well I love ya anyway! :D

30 comments:

A Mom on Spin said...

Congratulations on all fronts to you, my friend!

Isn't it great when the heavens align???

Diane said...

Super exciting and congrats! :O)

Jenna said...

Congrats Angie...I'm impressed :).

Terri Tiffany said...

Andie, I am so happy for everything but mostly for guest posting at Rachelle G. Blog! AWesome! I was afraid to even try out!! You go!! Be sure to tell us all when you are there:))

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Super news all around!

Debbie said...

Congrats on everything but especially the Eagle Scout son. I feel like scouts have given our family so many wonderful things.

Angie Ledbetter said...

AMoS - Absolutely. Awesome and welcome in their rarity. LOL

Thanks Diane!

Thank you Jenna, but please don't be. :P

Will do, Terri, and thanks!

Carrie - Must be "the Marys" working hard! *smile*

I so agree, Debbie.

DebraLSchubert said...

I can't believe I missed all the excitement! I'm SO sorry!! Happy blogiversary, 50th, Eagle Scout, and being selected to pinch-hit over at Rachelle's place. Nice way to start your week!!!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Congrats - especially on the Eagle. I have two of those, plus the third is just finishing up his project. So ready to be done with scouts.

Always fun to see your writing in print. How is the new book available?

Suzanne said...

SO much good news! And with all that, you still took the time. XO

K. said...

Congrats on your 1 year blogiversary and happy 50th!!!

Jessica said...

I saw that about RG's blog! Congrats!!! :-) Also, you turned 50? LOL
Can't wait to check out R&T's new place either, when it's done. Have a great monday!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks Schube! Plenty of cake left, so I'll mail ya a piece. hehe

Midlife - Yes...after a Girl Scout, being Den Mother for years, and all THAT requires...I'm ready too. But well worth it! :) Book's here at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Traditions-Stories-Celebrate-Spirit/dp/1598698389

Suzanne *smile* - We gotta make/take time to do the things we love, right?

Thank you K!

Jessica - thank you! Yep, I turned half a century OLD. Glad you're gonna check us out soon. :)

Deb Shucka said...

Wow! Could you have more going on? I don't know how you manage, and so well. Congrats all around. Going now to read your guesting post. See, the big five oh is going really well for you so far. :-)

Cindy said...

Hey Angie, I popped on over here from Rachelle's blog--blogger friend and critique partner Terri Tiffany recommended you, too! :D So fun to meet other writers. Sounds like Mondays aren't all bad like you said. I got good news from Rachelle's blog, too. Have a wonderful week!

~jill said...

congrats....sounds like it's a great season of life for you!

Melissa Marsh said...

Oooh! A check! That's always a huge reason to celebrate. Beleated birthday wishes, too!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

It's always good to hear about somebody's good fortune. Congrats!

Jill Kemerer said...

Congratulations on all of your good news!! Hope there are more rainbows for you all week long!

Lady Glamis said...

AWESOME about your post! And all of your other fantastic news! I love it!!!

Jody Hedlund said...

Hey, I saw that you got one of the coveted blog spots on Rachelle's blog! You will do awesome! Congrats! That's a huge boost!

Karen said...

Wow, you go girl! Great writing, great mom, great age...teeheee...

Sugar Creek Beads said...

Congrats, congrats, for so many terrific things happening this week. With your great writing it will all be wonderful. Enjoy! Jeanne

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

That's fantastic!!!! You had a MUCH better Monday than I, but I still ♥ you.

SharonK said...

All great stuff, haven't had a chance to catch up on my blog reading lately but this one day caught me up pretty good! Thanks for sharing and congrats on everything!!!

Laura Martone said...

I echo everyone else here when I say... Congrats, girlfriend! I'm especially impressed that you're guest blogging at Rachelle's. How thrilling!

Cheffie-Mom said...

A post full of JOY!! I'm happy for you!!

WendyCinNYC said...

I saw that you were guest blogging at RG's place. Neat! I'll be looking for it.

Angie Ledbetter said...

PLEASE FORGIVE MY LACK OF COMMENTS TO YOUR COMMENTS. TIME'S CRUNCHED RIGHT NOW, SO I'M JUST GETTING TO REPLY BY EMAILS TO YOUR SWELL THOUGHTS AND WELL WISHES.

LOVE TO EACH OF YOU! :D

Kathryn Magendie said...

Yayyy! You are guest posting - smart agent *smiling*

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