Friday, August 1, 2014

Ice Cream

Day 31, also known as "I can't believe it's August and summer is almost over!"

I got really lucky in the children department. All three of my kids are people that I really like. They're smart, funny, hard-working, and most importantly--kind.

I recently found out something fun. A story I submitted to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Touched by an Angel was chosen for publication. When I first found out, I went to Facebook to share the joy. I thought maybe a few of my friends would "like" the post. Instead, I read comment after comment of congratulatory wishes. I was stunned by all the heart-felt notes.

My two daughters were among my well-wishers. Em sweetened the moment, literally, by dropping by with some surprise ice cream--Oreo Mint Chocolate!  I am never one to turn down ice cream no matter how full I am.  (Well, except that one time when I bought some sugar-free, dairy-free, ginger ice cream. That stuff was nasty, and I did something unheard of--I threw it away.)

Doesn't that look yummy?  I offered some to Computer Geek and luckily he said no!
(Yes that is a map of the world hanging on my office wall. We are geeks who are constantly looking up stuff. Plus, I home school and force Weston to find places on the map just for my amusement.)

Ice cream. A perfect way to end Day 31.


  1. Oh Randi, I wish I'd been around/logged on to share this with you! I am so proud of you and can only imagine the joy you're feeling!! I'm glad so many others value your writing and your huge heart as much as I do. Please send me a link to the piece if you can. I'm not on Facebook yet - yes, you heard, yet...I'm considering it, though, just for moments like this!

  2. Thank you, Janice! I was so happy when I got the email from Chicken Soup. It comes out on October 7. And I'm glad I read the "yet" part about being on Facebook because now I know you're at least considering it. You could always use a pen name that only your most special friends would know. :)

    1. I didn't know you could do that! I thought the FacebookTwitterGooglepolice would find me out!


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