Sunday, November 25, 2007

What's Up

Been informed I've been too quiet lately--I'm just glad to have friends who check in on my every once in a while.
Without going into great detail, here's what's been going on (I'll do individual blogs for some of these items in the near future).
1. September went to Dallas and took second place for the Contemporary Romance category in the Genesis Contest at the annual ACFW conference.
2. October my middle daughter married her sweetheart--think purple and pretty and you've got the idea. Lovely wedding and we love the groom almost as much as the bride.

3. Also in October was robbed at gun point in my driveway in the middle of the afternoon. Still dealing with the aftermath but I'm okay--physically at least.
4. November received an author copy of my latest pubbed work--I'm May 15th in Tyndale's One Year Life Verse Devotional.
5. I learned I'm not "highly qualified" anymore because I don't have a Reading Endorsement on my teaching certificate so I get to take classes (2 of them) this spring.

6. My roommate at my classroom has been teaching me about grant writing--learning a lot there. Hope to get a SMARTboard for my classroom.
7. Recently finished two really great books I need to write up for review. Look for those posts in the very near future.
And between all that I continue to teach, test, write and sometimes even critique for my partners.
I'm whupped just reading that over--think I need a Sunday afternoon nap.
Later!

6 comments:

Megan DiMaria said...

Thanks for sharing. Just checking in!! :)

A prisoner of hope,
Megan

Jennifer Tiszai said...

Oh man! More classes? I'll be praying. And I hope the grant writing goes well. That could be quite the thing to learn.

Diana said...

I bet that was a spectacular wedding! She looks like you, Jenny!
I'm so jealous, I want to read Hollywood Nobody! I didn't know it was out already! Looking forward to your review.

Jan Parrish said...

Beautiful wedding, Congrats!

Robbed? I'm so sorry.

Jenny said...

Thanks, Megan!
Jen, yep but at least I was able to get it narrowed down to two--they were talking 5! Still in limbo on the grant writing but am taking a class on using the SMARTboard after school today.
Diana, thanks so much though I won't tell her you said she looks like me--but I'll enjoy it. Hollywood Nobody is wonderful and I am so behind on the reviews--got to get them up!
Thanks, Jan--and the robbery will end up in a book--cheap therapy. It was surreal how time got sliced up like MRI photos.
Abundant blessings on you all!

Megan DiMaria said...

You're still too quiet, so I carded you on my blog.

A prisoner of hope,
Megan