Friday, July 25, 2008

BIG News!!

Sorry I've been such a slacker blogger lately. I'm way over-extended with going away for water polo Junior Olympics (Child #2 and Child #3 are both on teams who are entered) and getting ready for our trip to the Great White North next week. Get this. Between Junior Olympics and Canada, I'll be home for ONE short day during which time I'll do laundry like a mad woman and pack and tidy the house for our dog/chameleon/house sitter and finish up scoring entries for a writing contest and... Ack! If I stop to think of all that needs to be accomplished, my heart starts pounding like I've downed an extra-extra-extra large espresso. Or ten. Thank goodness for a helpful family.

About the Graber olives...The winner is Angela of Angel's Chocolate and Potatoes. I love reading about her daily life. So, Angela, email your snail mail address to barrie.summy@gmail.com and I'll pop the can of olives in the mail before heading north.


I received a delightful package in the mail from From Skilled Hands' art gallery. I won a contest on her blog and had NO idea the mailman would be delivering an entire boxful of goodies. Thank you. Can you guys see the adorable blue Santa? I buy one new Christmas decoration a year. And that's the one for 2008!

And now for my BIG AND EXCITING NEWS!

Guess what's in this envelope?

The contract for another two-book deal from Random House!!

HURRAY! HURRAY!

I will be celebrating later this evening. With my water polo friends. After we put the players and their siblings to bed.

Anyway, I'm off to explore the hotel with Child #4 who has high hopes of buying everything from the gift shop at the end of the hall. Ha!

Wish us luck at the games!

(P.S. The internet connect at this hotel is s-l-o-w. Hopefully, it'll speed up soon and I'll go round visiting you guys.)

30 comments:

Angela said...

Yea I won.

And awsome about your book deal. That is so exciting.

email on the way

Gina Black said...

Congrats Barrie!! Such GREAT news. :)

Laura said...

AWESOME!!! Congrats to you..way to go!

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow! Great news indeed. Congrats on this. I'm so glad to hear it.

Meredith said...

Congrats on the two book contract! And to the kiddos on the Junior Olympics!

~Meredith

Jen Bradbury said...

Yay, Barrie! Are they more books in the same series?
Jen

debra said...

Kudos to you on your book contract, Barrie!
Good luck to the water polo players and their parents (I am the mom of a swimmer:-) So first there's the gift shop and then the vendors at the meet...
I'm glad you enjoyed the box o-goodies. A fitting gift for a member of the Peninsula Python Posse!
Thanks for the link.

David Cranmer said...

Muy bien! I'm happy for you and your continuing success!

Laurie said...

That IS big news!! Big, big congratulations!

Annie said...

HURRAY!!!! Congrats :)

Rebecca Hickman said...

WOW!!! A well-deserved honor. You write, girl!

Erin said...

Congratulations!!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Woo hoo! I'm so, so happy for you! :)

Chantal said...

two more books, that is AMAZING! Congratulations!

Patti said...

couldn't have happened to a nicer person. congratulations!

laughingwolf said...

dang google ate my post from yesterday grrrr

anyway, grats to you, angela... and b, for the new contract!

Larramie said...

Although your news is no surprise to me, Brava Barrie!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy the contrack finally arrived. I am very excited. Good luck to #2 & #3 and their teams. Good luck to you trying to get everything done. Enjoy your trips.

XO
-YPN

Barrie said...

Jen--the next two books are kind of up for grabs. So, probably one of them will be in the series and one won't be.

Christina Phillips said...

Ooh, huge SQUEEE!!! for your new two book deal, Barrie! Great news!

Mary Ann said...

Wow, congrats on the contract. As for the heart pounding when you think of all you have to do, just think "five minutes at a time." hahaha. :)

Travis Erwin said...

Many congrats on the contract and i got a similar package with the little blue Santa as well.Very cool indeed.

gabe said...

So I guess you'll be flying high all the way home?
Congrats! - and I'll assume they'll be funny? We need more funny and you are so funny.
-gabe

Mary said...

Woweeee!! Congratulations, Barrie. That is such great news. :)

Good luck at the games.

Sarakastic said...

Congrats! You deserve it!

keri mikulski :) said...

Yay! Congrats!!! :)

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Congratulations! Best of luck to the middle children, and to you on getting ready in one measly day!!

Shelli said...

I haven't had much time for reading blogs lately either, but I'm glad to be catching up here. Congratulations on the contract! That's fantastic!!

Sara Hantz said...

HUGE congrats on the two book deal... you must be so excited!!!!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done!