My elbows are about to be sore

So check this out--I'm going to be in the NieNie Book!

Sue just announced who the contributors will be and I'm in there, along with such luminaries as Eric D. Snider, Azucar, TAMN from Seriously So Blessed, and almost 40 other bloggers. The proceeds from the book will go to the Nie Recovery fund.

My first thought when I got the word: "Holy crap, they picked me! I'm going to be published!"

My second thought: "Aw man, I have really got to finish designing this thing."

It's like when you find out that someone is going to be stopping by your house to check it out and you've got underwear drying on a rack in the living room, birds nesting in your dryer hose, entire meals crusted on the kitchen counter, and man urine on the bathroom floor. Or something.

Like a lot of people, I've been following the story of Stephanie Nielsen and her family since the accident, even though I haven't blogged about it. I didn't really know what I could say or do to help. But here's the thing: Their plane crash was on August 16th, which was my wedding day. And it's hard to think about how here I was having the best day of my life while other very good lovely people were having the worst day of theirs--a day that has continued on into weeks and months of treatment and prayers and sacrifice and anxiety.

So when I found out about the book, I thought maybe this was something concrete I could do--not only to help their family, but to somehow show how grateful I am for the blessings I have. And I'm very, very honored and thrilled to be a part of this.

I'll let you know more details about the book as soon as it's available for purchase--I'm sure it's going to be amazing. I can't tell you which post of mine they used, #1 because it's a secret, and #2 because I don't actually know. I submitted 3 and have no idea which one they picked. So we'll both be surprised. I just might be the only one doing the Bunny Hop/Jazz Hands/Neurological Spasm dance. Which I very much hope no one films and puts on the Internet.


april said... [reply]

congrats!!! of course this is no surprise to those of us who have become fans (of your blog) through blogstalking.

anyhoo, i've been following their story too; what a great way for you to contribute. it's a little humbling about your wedding day being the same. a little more poignant too. glad you will be a contributor.

Lindsay said... [reply]

Hey, congratulations! Totally well deserved. :)

Spitfire said... [reply]

Here you go, now you have three comments instead of just two.

That is very exciting news! I am looking forward to getting a peek at this book and maybe ordering one. What a good idea.

coolmom said... [reply]

I think you've already been published, you just forgot. But this is a far more worthy cause to be sure. I am, as always, so proud of you!

Nells-Bells said... [reply]

awesome. congrats!! it was so good to see you today. you and GH look really good. did you know i changed my blog address?
hope you two made it home safe and sound. :)

Audra and Levi said... [reply]

Woo hoo! My Eugene is famous! I may blog about it on mine sometime so people who know me will stop over to your blog and know of your coolness and my connection to your coolness!!! Plus, everyone should read your blog!

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