THE UNEXPECTED SURPRISE:
There I was, shopping at Baby Depot for a shower gift for an upcoming baby shower. I had decided to give the gift of books, since the couple having the baby seemed to have already received everything on their registry list. I wanted a really good Mother Goose book (success!) and a few other early baby colors-letters-shapes kind of books. And maybe just a smattering of other kinds of books. And I picked one up, it was VERY cute.
It was about a baby firefly learning to fly. The sweet pictures made me smile. It had those hard cardboard pages that are difficult for babies to bend. But it also had a very cute feature – a battery pack so that the firefly could light up in the book itself!
I was sold.
Then I flipped back to the cover page and made my discovery ---
Illustrated by Chickory!!!! (Cloned out names here for privacy – as much as possible) …
But I’m thrilled … I now have my own Chickory art! And I think this book is for me and Kymmie and won’t make its way to the baby shower.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Hamlet came to visit this morning. He’s the dog that was dumped in the neighborhood a few months ago and now lives next door. I think they call him “Socks” over there at his real house. Anyway, haven’t seen his boy in a few weeks, so I think Hammy is fending for himself quite a bit.
He was hovering around as I took some trash to the curb. And, when I backed the car out of the garage …. he made his way in.
Hammy! Sallycat isn’t going to be happy that you ate her food!!!!
But I got the garage door down and he looked so forlorn …. aren’t they feeding you over there at the neighbor’s house?
He watched me as I drove away. And I’ve felt bad all day for not going back inside and finding him some old lunch meat or sumthin’.