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January 6th, 2009 (07:41 pm)
grateful

current mood: grateful

While at one sister-in-law's house, we cracked open a liqueur she'd bought on a cruise: Sheridan’s Coffee Layered Liqueur. Two bottles are fused together, one containing the coffee liqueur, the other containing cream. You tilt the bottle, pour over ice, and even a person who drinks infrequently like me gets a little taste of liquid heaven. Might be worth going on a cruise just to get this stuff. This photo is blurred not because I can't hold my liqueur, but because the D40 chose to focus on other people's wineglasses.



The next night, to usher in the new year, we all had a little champagne in untraditional glasses cups:


Sponge Bob is the new Waterford.


Last night, I inadvertently discovered that my great-niece Amelia is planning to be a spokesmodel:

Here, she extolls the value of Finding Nemo.


I've got material for posts, but it'll have to wait until I get back to The Compound and back in my groove. One thing I've enjoyed on this trip is stopping into bookstores and signing stock of A Coventry Wedding. In one store in Birmingham, they had only one copy, and I bought it to give to someone. The associate who rang me up saw me signing it and wanted it for herself. She offered to pay for it, but I gifted it to her. It seemed a small price to pay for her enthusiasm and the way she turned around and ordered more copies of it and A Coventry Christmas for her store.

I've already started getting e-mails from friends as well as new readers and they're all positive. This has been a fantastic way to start the new year, especially after such a challenging 2008. Thank you to EVERYONE who's posting about the book and e-mailing me. I tip a virtual coffee liqueur to you--in the drinking vessel of your choice.

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