I was SUPER excited to find out that my story is a finalist in Emily White's fairy tale blogfest! It is my first blogfest and I am very new at writing flash fiction, so I have a ton to learn and I could not possibly have gotten more encouraging news. :) There are five finalists and you can vote on your favorite one here. Emily has linked the five stories but you can also go back to the post before that and read all 43 awesome entries! You can vote until the 6th. I think there is a pretty clear front runner, and it isn't me, but that's totally cool since just being nominated has me floating on air, so I'm not asking that you vote for me, just enjoy reading them all and vote for whatever you like. :)
So after I got that great news, we spent the last day of vacation doing fun family things. We took the girls to a zoo that is run by the Humane Society and is entirely populated by animals rescued from other zoos that have closed, those kept as pets that people could no longer handle (like monkeys or pot bellied pigs or 5 foot iguanas). Each animal pen tells the story of the animals and their rescue, so it's really neat, and you get to feed most of the animals popcorn!
Then we went to the beach! You would think, living an hour away, that we'd make it there more often, but I honestly don't think we've been there in the last 3 years. The girls LOVED it! What a great day!
This is me with my shell crown. I think my girls collected about 800 of these to bring home to add to our ever-growing nature collections... :)
And then today it was back to alarm clocks and way too many meetings and such before the kiddies come on Tuesday. Ahh, well. I folded up my perfect day and am keeping it neatly in my pocket. :) Have any of you had a perfect day lately?