Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Update 12/18

Didn't post last Friday because it was just too crazy here. Emma turned 12 and had a sleepover party. I learned that 6th grade girls have as much to say to each other at 2 am as they do at any other time of day.

In other news ...

• Had Mike's family over for latkes last weekend. Next year I'll try to invite the rest of you. False modesty aside, everyone should experience my latkes at least once.

• Health issues plaguing one of my darlings continue to be a problem. I'm filled with fury and curse God daily. That's no joke. Still, I don't know how to live without focusing on hope, so that's what I do.

• I do manage to work and write, and I think that's going okay. As I've mentioned before, it's a big, high concept idea, so I need to keep it under wraps for now.

• Kudos to Borders for producing a video (in three parts) called Books Make Great Gifts. Click here to check it out.

• Speaking of books as gifts, my Long Island friends can probably still purchase signed copies of mine at the Borders in Syosset and Book Revue in Huntington.

• May 2010 be a better year for all of us ...

• Edited to add:

ANDREW GROSS HAS A NEW BOOK COMING OUT! Click here to read more about it. Andy is not only a really talented suspense writer, but he looks cute in glasses.


Ceci said...

Ellen, you've been slogging along like a perfect trooper for far too long, my dear.

I prefer to deny the existence of gods, but that leaves me with no one to curse when the little string beans are hurting. *wink*

May 2010 usher in great waves of success, happiness, health, & wealth for you & your lovely little family.

You are all loved dearly in our home & we send you the very best wishes for all good things, now & for "happily ever after".

Love & light...Ceci

Ellen said...

You're one in a million, Ceci! Thanks for making me smile. Sending love and joy and good wishes for the New Year to you and yours, as well!

SusanD said...

Oh Ellen. I'm so sorry one of your kids is still unwell. I really hope he/she gets stabilized and better soon. The poor kid. And I can only imagine your eye twitch at this point. But I'm glad you still managed to turn out latkes!