Flowers! How cool is that? And utterly unexpected! I checked the return address, but it told me nothing! I opened the box to find....
Gorgeous -- stunning!! -- roses. Two dozen of them! And they're just amazingly beautiful. In fact, looking at the colors my first thought was "I want that for my wedding!" I was just overwhelmed with how beautiful they were, especially since it's been so dreary outside recently (I live in the South for a reason -- where's my spring???)
And then I read the card -- a congratulations from my editor Krista and the folks at Random House Children's Books. Seriously, I felt teary. I thought maybe they came from my mom or my sister, but to have my editor send them just leaves me speechless. All I can say is a huge thanks to Krista and everyone else who's just made so many of my dreams come true this year! I write for the best house ever!
I could just sit here and stare and sniff all night!!