Morning Meanderings… What relative of mine is about to skydive for a cause?
Good morning and happy happy Saturday! I am hitting the gym shortly here with Wendy so I am pounding the coffee and tapping away at my laptop to you. Today looks like it will be a beautiful day in Minnesota and a great day for skydiving.
My cousin Jarrod will be skydiving today to raise money for the Special Olympic Minnesota athletes at Paul Bunyan Land in Brainerd Minnesota. I wasn’t sure we would be in town but since we are and Paul Bunyan is about 6 miles from me, I want to attend this event and watch Jarrod. I am so proud of him and often refer to him as the male version of me….. except… I think he’s braver – but don’t tell him I said that!
You can click the picture to go to a page about this and here is an article in our newspaper
Beyond that – I wanted to make sure that everyone knew that you can sign up now to have an interview swap partner for the BBAW week (Book Blogger Appreciation Week). It’s a lot of fun and last year I interviewed Ryan from Wordsmithonia and he interviewed me. It is a wonderful way to get to know another book blogger. Sign up to be on the list for an interview at the BBAW site. Hurry – you only have to August 31 to do this and registration takes about 15 seconds. It is also time to register for BBAW if you have not already. If you already registered during the award tie them you are good to go, but if you did not, now is the time to sign up to be included in the Book Blogger Directory.
Then yesterday I received an email that I won Mary Kay Anderson’s Beach Bag giveaway for entering a contest about my book club. I do love my book club and it looks like what I won is something like this:
Kind of excited. I have not read Mary Kay Anderson’s books before but have heard good things about her latest book The Fixer Upper, which peaking in the basket looks like it is is in there. SQUUUEEEEEE!
Ok – obviously I am just chatty this morning so hang on while I wrap this up. Do stop by later today to meet Marjorie Hart of Summer At Tiffany. She graced this space to share with us about the book – AND I will also be doing a giveaway for a signed copy of her book in hard cover.