Monday, May 30, 2011

Guess what's in my hand?

It's Memorial Day in the United States. Since many of you are probably out barbecuing or camping (or if you live in Central Oregon, shielding your tomato plants from snow) I'm guessing blog readership will be slow today.

In the interest of being lazy commemorating this important holiday, I'm giving us all the day off.

I do have one thing to share, however. Guess what I got to hold for the very first time on Friday when a package showed up on my doorstep?
I might just hold it all day and call it my own personal Memorial Day celebration. I'll even caress it from time to time and maybe kiss the pages when I think no one's looking.

So what are you holding to celebrate the holiday? Please share!

And don't forget to wash your hands.


Dr. Cheryl Carvajal said...

I saw the news on Deb Ball... so happy for you!

As usual, I'm holding my laptop--and writing.

Julie (ExMagistra) said...

Congratulations! Hold it tight and never let it go.

I will be doing the same to my coffee mug for the foreseeable future.

Linda G. said...

What a thrill it must be! Fondle away. :)

Danica Avet said...

Congrats, Tawna! It's an awesome feeling to hold your book in your hands for the first time :D

I'm working today, sooo...not so much fun. Glad I got to get a chuckle from your blog though! Have a great Memorial Day!

Claire Dawn said...

No holiday here. In fact, June is one of two months with no holidays here. In fact after Golden Week (which finished on May 5) there aren't any til the 3rd Monday in July.

Nonetheless, I'm holding an umbrella, cuz it's 10 degrees C and pouring.

Happy Memorial Day, everybody!

Jess said...

I'm working now, hoping to drink margaritas later.

I'm so happy for you, Tawna! I think I'll squeal myself when the box with Making Waves in it arrives later this summer.

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Adriana said...

Oh, this is so exciting!!! But try not to spill too much Chianti on it :)

This weekend I'm holding a notebook where I'm trying to sort out a few big questions that I need answered before I can restart writing my novel. Ugh... Maybe *I* need to spill some Chianti all over it :)

Lynnanne said...

Congrats!! I was in Wallyworld yesterday and found one of Higgins' books… hadn't read her before, but was feeling the need for some humor in my life. Thanks for the heads up. Can't wait til yours is "making waves" on the shelves. :)

Steph Schmidt said...

That is still one fine looking cover!

Today I'm holding my keyboard in between packing sprees. All this chaos has to stir up an idea somewhere.

Judy,Judy,Judy. said...

What I'm holding is not as good as what you're holding - but almost. I'm holding a container of Cherry Garcia ice cream. I'll have a bite to celebrate for you. Congrats!

Laina said...

*pats on head* Silly Americans. The long weekend was LAST week.

Lol :P Today's not a holiday in Canada. Last Monday was Victoria's Day, though. Didn't do much, which was nice.

Patrick Alan said...

Out of all your GUESS WHAT I AM HOLDING, this looks to be the most obvious, but still I am unsure.

Is it a shuttlecock?

kel said...

Wow. Best day ever!