Sunday, October 29, 2017

And Then It Hit....

It was a week of helping my daughter-in-law at the farmer's market...setting up the book fair...running the book fair...planning for Literacy Night...approving publishers' nominations for the Fiction Picture Book and Board Book categories of the Cybils...a huge surge of nominations coming in at the end, pushing us over 350 nominations...hosting Literacy Night....

...and then it hit...

There I was at Literacy Night, greeting parents and students, helping them find books at the Book Fair, dressed as my favorite book character, Fancy Nancy, and---BOOM!---I was overcome with a huge wave of nausea. I spent the rest of the evening in the (unwanted) company of a stomach bug.

I didn't feel so fancy anymore.

I stayed home from work on Friday. Folks, this is the first time since I started working in 1973 that I called in sick. How bad did I feel? I had three packages of books that arrived in the mail, and I didn't even open them. I slept most of the day.

Happily, I woke up Saturday and felt much, much better. Happily so, as Saturday is my granddaughter's second birthday party. 

As you might expect, I didn't finish reading anything this week. 

I did get a lot of new books in:





Next week will be a double whammy: my birthday and the Texas Book Festival! Hurray!


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20 comments:

  1. Since 1973! Wow!! Well, I hope you are better and can finally read and rejoice in your bookmail again :) have a great week!

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  2. Ooh, the flu! I hate it. I had it last in 2002, during Thanksgiving. Ever since, I've been getting a flu shot annually. So far, so good. Knock wood.

    I love Fancy Nancy! I have a FN doll that sits atop the books I've published. She fits.

    Enjoy your weekend, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  3. 1973...that's a long stretch...I know this because that's the year I was born (lol). Sounds like you were long overdue for a sick day.

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  4. So sorry you were laid low... It's the time of year when there are a lot of germs around. I hope you are back fighting fit for next week. Have a healthy, happy week!

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  5. I’m glad you’re feeling better. It sounds like you’ve been busy. I hope you have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  6. I hope you enjoy 6our new books. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. ��❤️

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  7. Hope you are feeling better and happy reading.

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  8. I'm glad you are feeling better now. You had a remarkable stretch without an illness-related absence. You received some lovely books. I hope you can enjoy them this week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  9. WOW WOW WOW! That's quite a stretch without calling in sick, I am amazed! It must've been some bug to lay you that low, how it's well on its out the door!

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  10. You must have a cast iron constitution to work around children for that long and not have to take a day off!
    What I miss most about retirement is having those books of new books arrive and the ensuing excitement from me and all my readers.

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  11. What a big disappointment at a crucial time. Wow that is a huge record in terms of sick days.

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  12. Hope you get to feeling better soon. You're in for a treat with Creepy Pair of Underwear, and it's a great story for Halloween!

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  13. I'm glad the sickness passed quickly. I hope you get some time to read in the midst of all you have going on. Girl Who Reads

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  14. Hope you are back to 100% soon. What a busy time for you!

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  15. You haven't called in sick since 1973! That is amazing! I'm looking forward to reading Creepy Pair of Underwear to kids tomorrow.

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  16. I hope you're feeling better; that's awful!

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  17. Oh no! Stomach bugs are so awful. Even when the worst has passed you still feel so drained. I think you've earned your sick day. That's quite an impressive week. Hope you're feeling better and this has been a great week!

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  18. Ugh. I hope you're feeling 100% by now and that you can enjoy both your birthday and the book festival!

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  19. One of your kids probably brought you that bug!

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