Monthly Archives: October 2013

WELCOME TO MY WORLD! LARYNGITIS HITS MORRISON!

The house has been so quiet all week. 5 year old Morrison can not talk. Unbelievable but true! Laryngitis hit Morrison very hard. The doctor did not give her medicine or a shot, which she feared the most. She did not go to kindergarten all week. She drank tons of orange juice and ate only chicken noodle soup. She steamed and took cough syrup. We stayed with her while Melonie went to school to pick up Gennings. This was the first time going to school without her big sister. Gennings was dressed as a cat. She wore a black sequined tu tu with a black T-shirt with black sequined wristlets. Black tights and black shoes. Her hair was in two tails on the side of her head. She had a black mask around her eyes and nose. She wore little black cat ears on top of her head. It doesn’t get any better than that. The books “Rose Donlin” series are selling on Pay Pal, Amazon/Kindle and Barnes & Noble-Nook. www,collmannwarehouse.com

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WELCOME TO MY WORLD! TRYING TO OUTWIT A 4 YEAR OLD!

Trying to outwit my 4 year old granddaughter is a challenge. Every day we play a game. I have to guess what animal she is pretending to be, of course, I do not get down on the floor and crawl like an animal but Gennings can do it very easily. The funny part is 5 year old Morrison Rose always guesses it right. When I guess she is a horse she says, “No, grandma, I’m a unicorn When I say she is pretending to be a cat, she says, “No grandma, I’m a baby kitty.” One of these days I’m going to get it right. I sent an E-Mail to a young college student I met while I was at the Clay Co. Fair in Iowa who volunteered to correct my new book, “Rose Donlin-The Next Generation” The book is nearly one-half done. The next project is to start looking for a publishing company.

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WELCOME TO MY WORLD! MISTAKE NUMBER???

We are back from Ark. and sold 450 books in 4 days. I have a good following there. It was so beautiful, driving down the winding, curvy roads to a level land of crafters. The largest crowd they had ever had. I thought about this for a whole week. Today is Thursday, but it ended up being the wrong Thursday. I had Melonie run off a copy of a road map and Colin and I were ready to go to Arlington Heights Memorial Library to take my books “The Rose Donlin Series” to a writers group. The group meet on the third Thursday of the month. Well, we found the Library and the kind lady said, “But, this is the fourth Thursday, they met last Thursday.” But guess what? We know how to get there now without getting lost. I will also know what week of Thursday it will be. I have a cute story! 5 year old granddaughter, Morrison Rose told me very seriously, “when she is nine years old she is getting a black dog and naming it Rose. She went on to say, “Her sister 4 year old Gennings was getting a kitty, and I don’t think they’ll get along, so we’ll have to lock up the kitty.”

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WELCOME TO MY WORLD! WORDS TO LIVE BY!

Sunday morning, Colin and I think about our country church back home. Colin was born and raised in the Plymouth Presbyterian Church. I joined the church after we were married in 1951. All of our children were Baptized there. In our little granddaughter’s 4 year old Gennings and 5 year old Morrison’s bedroom is a large wooden plaque and printed on it are the words. Smile- Share Joy and Kindness-Play Outside-Dance In The Rain-Eat A Cupcake- Smell The Roses-Sing Loud And Proud-Be Happy-Listen And Learn- Laugh Out Loud- Snuggle And Hug- Be Thoughtful And Gracious-DREAM BIG-ENJOY LIFE—Packing the truck on Monday, the books, “The Rose Donlin Series”, also the decorations for the booth for the trip to “War Eagle, Ark” located about 15 miles from Rogers, Ark. Received an E-Mail from the Fair Board saying the leaves on the trees are all turning the colors of fall.

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WELCOME TO MY WORLD! HALLOWEEN’S COMING!

Halloween characters are showing up in the Luban house. The exciting of what each of the little girls will be wearing is as well. Orange lights light up the front windows and there are pumpkins sitting on the window sill. Little spiders are being found in the bottom of the toy bins to be added to the front windows, too. Grandpa and Grandma found candy bags to carry when the girls go out for Trick or Treating. The new book is coming along. I plan to finish it in the spring, after writing all fall and winter, “Rose Donlin-The Next Generation” I love writing. It brings out the best in me. Colin has worked for two days packing the “Rose Donlin” series in boxes to take to Ark. for the “War Eagle Fair” This will be the 7th trip to the fair, and the beauty of driving through the trees that are red, yellow, and orange, you realize God made this valley just for this.

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WELCOME TO MY WORLD! WATCHING MARTHA!

I love this story. Colin and I took care of our granddaughters 5 year old Morrison and 4 year old Gennings Saturaday. Everything went well in the Condo. They have to be reminded frequently our neighbors are up above us and right below us. We all ate Lucky Charms while watching a video. After the movie they both crawled in our bed propped upon large pillows and turned on the TV and Martha Steward was mixing and baking muffins, coffee cake and bunt coffee cakes, the girls loved watching her. So, not to be out done by Martha, I quickly mixed up rice-crispy bars. We are preparing our “Rose Donlin” books to take for the “War Eagle Fair”. The fair has close to 1,000 Crafters with booths. I am located in a wooden building because of my books.

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WELCOME TO MY WORLD! ORDERED MORE BOOKS!

Our two little granddaughters went to school yesterday. Colin and I stopped over after they got home. We found them both upset. Morrison who is 5 years old started to cry because she told her mother she was not listening and the teacher spoke to her. Gennings Grace, who is 4 years old started to cry in sympathy. Gennings told me she was upset because she wanted to do what she wanted to do, not what the teacher wanted her to do. Then she ran into the sunroom and sat down on the time out chair. I said, “well , it is Friday.” While Colin and I were at the Clay Co. Fair in Iowa I ran out of book 6 in the “Rose Donlin” series. I took names to send out the books when they arrived. Now, I have all of the 8 books in the series. Our next big Fair is located at War Eagle, Ark. on Oct 17th to Oct 20th. They are celebrating their 60th Ann.

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