Happy 10th Bookday, Squeaks & Shaping Up The Year!
Everyone grab a cupcake!
Thank you for coming. I really can’t take it all in still. Ten years… ten years ago my first book spread its wings and went out into the wild. *sniff, sniff. I’m such a proud book mommy.* And look at it today… ten years old. still making its way. Still showing people how to shape up every day into a beautiful thing.
I have been thinking on how I wanted to celebrate today. It’s a major milestone for me. And I thought what better way than to play it forward. I’m throwing a giveaway with 10 – yep TEN (one for each year) – prize packs. Each prize pack will include:
Shaping Up The Year book
Cover art sticker
TMC Productions sticker
Crochet Squeaks toy
But I have a goodie for everyone visiting too. Make sure you download Squeak’s Happy Birthday coloring page.
There’s been a lot of behind the scenes planning here.
But I also wanted you to know why I have been absent lately.
My husband had been sick for a while. Honestly, he has never truly recovered 100% from his open heart surgery in 2012.
Almost 3 months ago, we all came down with the flu. Tim got sick and progressively got worse. I took him to the er and found out he had to have surgery. There were complications. Two and a half days later, he took his last breath.
He was gone.
These past few months have been hard to say it best. Life will never be normal. I’m trying to piece things back together. To carry on with things we had planned on doing.
Like what is going to happen Monday. 🙂
He was so excited. Just know a lot of planning has gone into this celebration. So while I am excited about this coming week. Please understand why I may not seem to be that way all the time.
So, on a happier note…
The blogs are being written. The tweets are planned out. And I’m hoping you’ll like everything.
Here’s too a grand adventure. Keeping your chin up. And trying to see the good in everything.
Be kind. Love hard! Have a grateful heart. And as my Tim would say… #smilesmilesmile (~);-}
Sorry fornthe delayed post. Ive been busy and then my allergies decided to attack. Blah! Ill bee catching up though.
We are almost done with week two! Are you finding your groove yet? I’ve been checking in over onTara Lazar‘s blog leaving comments with each post. Have you?
Here’s what I’ve done over the last three days…
Janna Matthies encourages us to put up our dukes and take on tough topics. *even in the darkest of times we can find a light*
Joe McGee encourages us to take a trip. No, not a vacation. A trip back to our childhood. *Got my bags packed and passport ready!*
Denise Fleming talked about saving ever idea and going through them from time to time. *Even the stinker ideas can come out smelling sweet*
How am I doing?
I’ve added __ more idea over the last three days. Giving me a total of _9_. Again, this is not a sprint. This is a 30 day marathon. Keep on going! I’ll see you at the finish line.
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