Saturday, April 16, 2011

Week Round-Up at the Summy House

It's been a full week with Child #4 (10 year-old daughter) off for the first of her two weeks of spring break. Does she continually mention to the brothers that she has two weeks while they only have one? Uh, yes! Because that's what little sisters do!

Below, in order of excitment (most exciting to least) are three events from our week:

It's a box of Makeups! My copies of I SO DON'T DO MAKEUP arrived from Random House. The paperback came out earlier this month.

Actually, I'd forgotten they were sending so many copies. So, if you want a free copy of I SO DON'T DO MAKEUP, leave your name and email in the comment section. I'll have Child #4 pick a winner next Friday. She can choose two winners (one from here on the blog and one from Facebook).


We had a good visit at Occidental College. Child #2, a senior in high school, is considering this college. We went on a campus tour, chatted with a counselor in the Career Development Center, chatted with Financial Aid, chatted with the water polo coach, watched a polo practice, checked out the bookstore, ate in the cafeteria with students, chatted with random students. Well, the latter was mostly me.

When do we have to make a decision? By May 1st!!! And we are not a family who makes decisions in haste. In fact, one of us is intensely indecisive and is known to revisit a decision over and over and over. Me!

Oh, the photo? The conveyor belt in the cafeteria won over Child #4's heart. She was ready to sign on the dotted line post lunch.


Our local cricket farm (where we buy crickets for our veiled chameleons) finally figured out how to get rid of the cricket virus they've been battling for months. The virus paralyzes crickets at four weeks of age.

How did they solve the problem? They switched breeds of crickets. Now they're raising crickets from Florida. This photo shows our container, along with a few quarters to give you a sense of size, of 250 5-week Floridian (love that word!) crickets. See how well we feed them--kale, apples, damp sponges for drinks of water. We're the ultimate in cricket motels!


Remember: if you want a free copy of I SO DON'T DO MAKEUP, leave your name and email in the comment section. I'll have Child #4 pick a winner next Friday. She can choose two winners (one from here on the blog and one from Facebook).

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

11 comments:

David Cranmer said...

I remember receiveing my box of BTAP: Round Ones. Very exciting.

paladin-1@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Katya I love your books and dying for the next one after this.

debra said...

Good luck with the latest big decision! My #1 just graduated from her #1 choice! We're off to NYC for the festivities in a few weeks.
And the conveyor belt would totally win me over, too!
Happy Saturday! And Happy paperback!

Abinator said...

Abbie Fuller

Seelyfuller@yahoo.com

(i would like to win a free copy of I SO DON'T DO MAKEUP):)

Claire said...

Claire Raines
princessclaire1000@yahoo.com

Grace and Hannah said...

Grace
247drama@gmail.com
:) I love Barrie Summy Books!

cindyloohoo said...

Olivia FB
cindyloohoo@bell.net

Mrs.Summy I love your books. Child#4, Pick me a winner!!!

Charles Gramlich said...

we saw a bunch of crickets and grasshoppers today at the park. Was cool.

Charles gramlich
kainja@hotmail.com

Sarakastic said...

If I was on a trivia show and they asked me "Is a cricket farm an actual place?". I would have said no. I also would have been wrong.

AJ said...

Ashley Pon wants to win a book!!!
peace_love_harmony@live.ca

Lea said...

Lea Malone

lea.malone10@yahoo.com

:))