Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tea Party

Tonight I hosted a little tea party for myself, Agnes, Betty, Lou Anne, Debbie, and Shirley. I haven't thrown a party like this for a long time. I even used my best china too. I served three kinds of hot tea, and I had several kinds of scones to accompany the tea.

After the tea time, we played cards, and I lost twenty bucks to Lou Anne (although to be frank, that poor girl needs the money to buy herself some real make up, not that 1-dollar crap she gets at Big Lots.)

Maxine enjoyed the company and everyone sure enjoyed her. I got so many compliments about what a cute puppy she is, and how well behaved she is. They asked me what my secret was, so I gave in, "Every time Maxine does something bad, I threaten to send her to China One Buffet, and that usually does the trick."

"Her?" Shirley asked. "I thought she was a boy." Poor Shirley. That stroke did her no favors. She put down a 100 and thought it was a ten. I lost that hand to Agnes too (that lucky Braud!)

Ok, I need to get off of here and go wash and polish my china set. Good night!


ChrisEldin said...


My kids (ages 8 and 10) would clean all of you out in the time it takes to eat a scone! (At least that's what they do to me)

Sounds like fun! I love your stories...

I'll share some news.... After getting a butt load of very nice rejections for my first manuscript (great writing, creative, terrific voice, BUT....) I decided to try to get the darn thing published in Europe (because the setting of my story is Belgium).

Usborne is reading a partial. And now yesterday, Clavis asked to read the whole thing!!! Clavis is a Belgian publisher that just opened an office in NY. Now, if they won't buy my fricking story, I just might roll it up and give it to your puppy to chew on. Or poop on.

ChrisEldin said...

Wow, my first comment should read "TRY" to get it published. Because the road has been very long and hard.

Madge Sinclair said...

Now, don't give up on your dream to get your work published. and if you did give it to Maxine, she would just sniff it and stare at it wondering what to do.

I am crossing my fingers for you, kiddo! You CAN do it!

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