I'm happy to report the Grumpy Bird event was a wonderful success yesterday. After 2 hours of signings, we had only 3 books left and a ton of happy kids & parents. Jeremy is a wonderful author to work with. He does little drawings for each autograph & chats with everyone who comes along, sharing little stories about how the book came to be. It helps that he's cute. I'm so happy I went. The store owner had a super busy day with 3 book events and a wedding and really appreciated the help.
After the event, the boy and I went to Father Murphy's for lunch, working up the energy to start the holiday shopping spree at chinook & our search for a new coffee maker. While it was great fun being in a mall all done up for Christmas, we really didn't buy anything. Not at all happy with the choices of coffee makers and will have to suffer with the crappy cheap one a little longer. Shopping came to a complete halt when I standing in line to purchase some books for Dad and the wall behind the cash registers started shifting sideways. Now, I've been having dizzy spells for about 3 months but none like this. Definitely time to sit down. So can't wait until the doctor's appointment, next month.
Anyways, after a bit of a rest, we still wanted some dinner so we trekked over to the Black Swan and settled into a lovely table next to a nice cozy fireplace (got to watch some hockey!) Overall, a very nice finish to a very nice day.
The trip home consisted of running through the AM dial to pick up all the interesting radio programs from the US & little naps (by who ever wasn't driving of course). Made it back to the farm around 9 pm and promptly went to bed, not to awaken until 8am this morning. Wow! It's so exhausting being in the big city.
Today has a slightly guilty feeling to it. I should be outside picking up the rest of the leaves. But it's cold & windy and I'm still sick. AND there's football. SO, the plan is to do some sewing, housework & work work then hopefully the weather is nice enough tomorrow to get outside done.