February 3, 2011

Happy Phyllis's Birthday!

Happy Phyllis's Birthday, Everyone!

Yep, today's the day, Phyllis's birthday (which she just happens to share with my husband... coincidence?) so Happy Happy Happy Day to Phyllis (ladies first!) and Eric :)

How great is this week?  We've managed to have a legitimate excuse for cake every single day so far!

Not only is today Phyllis's birthday - very fitting that it should fall during National Phyllis Week, don't you think? -  it is also the first day of the Chinese New Year - The Year of The Rabbit.  (And no, Phyllis, there is no year of the groundhog, and yes, we all understand how misguided that is!)

According to some online source which may or may not be reliable, the Year of the Rabbit should be quiet, positive and inspiring, and an excellent time for the arts.  I choose to interpret that as a stellar year ahead for writers!

Of course, that requires that I write.  So I'm off to work on today's manuscript for the Picture Book Marathon (I'm 2 for 2 so far, so off to a good start!) whilst simultaneously baking birthday cake.  Perhaps today's story should be about a bunny... who is friends with a beautiful groundhog... who has been snowed in for days... but will be having birthday cake for supper :)  Or not.  Feel free to send inspiration my way :)  26 stories in a month is a LOT!


  1. I think a snowed-in book is a great idea! Going stir-crazy here...

  2. Starring three energetic boys, perhaps? :)

  3. Last night as the girls were in the bathtub, Catherine, 6 asked me how to spell Punxsutawney Phyllis says spring is coming. So that is on our bathtub now in tub crayon orange, and even though it could use a scrubbing, I am not washing that off for a while! When I told her and her sister, Kristin, 4; that today is Phyllis' birthday, they got excited. What age? How many is she, they ask....
    Jenny Anderson

  4. Oh, please take a picture and send it to me! I would love to see an orange tub crayon announcement of spring!
    Phyllis is 3. Every year. Because she likes the number 3. And because Punxsutawney Phyllis has a secret for staying young - a special punch sipped on Mid-Summer's Eve :) Last year she was 3. This year she is 3. And next year - you guessed it - she will be 3 :)

  5. Happy Birthday Phyllis( and Eric, too!)

    Good luck with the writign. Being snowed in has done nothing for my creative process. Though I did read two books.
    I can't wait to see what wonderful things come from the Picture Book Marathon!


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