Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Deja Vu

Remember this? Well, the winner of my 100th post giveaway never did claim her prize, so it will be up for grabs again as a secondary prize for the Short One's Birthday Giveaway. I just realized that it's already the middle of the month, and I haven't finished the actual prize or decided what to do about holding a sale or anything. Where is the year going??? (Okay, I know that is a slight exaggeration, but it does seem that time is speeding up lately.) So, hopefully, more on this from me soon.

I had some good news today. BeadStyle Magazine has accepted one of my project proposals for publication. Calloo! Callay! Although BeadStyle had previously accepted a few of my pieces for its Gallery section, I'd had no luck to date with any project proposals, so I'm downright chuffed about this.

The news came at a good time. Like an idiot, I decided at the last minute to submit a proposal (to a different magazine) and stayed up until 2am yesterday (technically early this morning, I guess) racing around trying to finish it and pack it up for mailing. I was feeling pretty gloomy about the prospect of actually getting anything new accepted this morning, so I was quite pleased to have the good folks at BeadStyle snap me out of my funk.

Oh, actually, that reminds me - I did not win Stringing's Reader's Choice Challenge with the "Something Wicked this Way Comes" piece in the side-bar. I need to dig up the link to the winners and post it. Thanks, though, to everyone who took the time to vote for me.

The Short One is coming down with yet another head cold, I'm afraid. While I theoretically knew that young children get sick easily before the Short One arrived, I'm still amazed at how often he seems to come down with these. Since it's been three days since we took him to the local children's museum, I'm presuming he caught something there. I'm being summoned to his room periodically to offer sympathy and (more practically) to wipe his nose for him. Poor guy.

Have a good night, everyone. See you tomorrow.


Christina said...

Congratulations! That's fantastic! :)

I hope S.O. is feeling better soon.

Melissa said...

Thanks, Christina! It's kind of embarrassing to be tooting my own horn, but I am very happy about it! Eh, the S.O. is quite dribbly today and has started trying to clean his nose on my shirt, the furniture, his stuffed toys, etc., etc. He's in good spirits, though. Thanks for your good wishes!