So, um, yeah. It’s the last day of the month and I just realized that I hadn’t said a word about April’s Featured Byline: Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Married Life!
Now don’t go reading anything into that omission, friends. The Beneficent Mr. Hall is the Benefactor of the Feast over here and keeps me in the style to which I have accustomed myself. And other than expecting me to fix the feast on a semi-regular basis, he doesn’t ask much.
Which is a very good thing, on account of the fact that when I’m writing, I’m not good for much. I wrote and submitted two stories for Married Life and both were included in the book. The editors were looking for stories about fun, family and wedded bliss, and I guess both of my stories fit the bill.
As April marks the 33rd anniversary of our wedded…well, sure, let’s call it bliss, I decided to feature that book over on the sidebar.
And since The Beneficent Mr. Hall played a prominent role in both stories, I should thank him for the inspiration.
(But I kept the bucks–and spent it all on writing. Wheee for me!)
ha ha ha. You always make me chuckle.
I aim to please, Sally. 😉
TWO stories in the same collection? I dream of that, but it hasn’t happened yet.
A double dollop of congratulations, Cathy.
I’m not sure how that happened, Sioux. It’s never happened since. (But hey. A girl can dream, right?) 🙂
Congratulations, Cath. I’m so happy for you … and for the benificent Mr. Hall too, off course.
I thought of you when I posted this, Anita. The book’s been out for a while–and I mentioned it last year. But you said I didn’t talk about my books enough, so…;-)
Yeh, Cathy! Well done! Since Mr. Hall was such an inspiration, maybe you could do a book signing together. Kind of like Peterman and Kramer on “Seinfeld.” 🙂
Peterman and Kramer–love that, Madeline! Technically, it was well-done over a year ago, but pickings have been slim, lately. So I’ll take that well done, thank you very much. 🙂
Awww. How sweet. Congratulations on your double publications in the CS anthology. More importantly, congratulations and best wishes on your 33 years of wedded bliss!
Thanks, Donna. The book’s old news, but 33 years–I don’t know. That seems pretty big to me, too. 😉
Double the Cathy fun! And congrats on your 33 years. Something tells me the Beneficent Mr. Hall earned his star-of-the-story status. 😉
Yes, he did, Lisa. Oh, yes, he did. 😉
If it makes you feel any better, I thought we were in the end of March and I was working on a great April Fool’s Day blog post. I was bit stunned to come to the realization that we’re at the END of the month – guess the joke’s on me. 🙂 Congratulations of TWO stories in this book, and especially on 33 years of marriage. You two are a lovely couple to know!
Why, yes, Debra, that does make me feel better. 😉 (And thanks–although I think one of us is lovelier than the other.) 🙂
Amazing you! Thirty-three years of bliss. Humor sells. I made it into that book too.
I know, Linda–I’ve read your story! (And thank goodness it sells, right?) 🙂
Congratulations on your double publication! That must be very exciting, even a year later. I am working on a CSS story for the one about dogs… wish me luck! 🙂
Good luck, Katie! Writing about Indy? I’d love to read it!
Woo-hoo! Double congrats. And all best wishes for decades more of conjugal bliss with the Beneficent Mr. Hall.
[And I’m really heartened by Debra’s comment, being among the calendar-challenged myself more often than not. When lamenting my lack of new year’s togetherness, my sister-in-law quipped, “February is the new January.”]
Hahaha! I know EXACTLY (and unfortunately) what you mean, Robyn! And thanks–I think I could stand a couple more decades with the guy. 😉
Love your posts, Cathy! They always make me smile. Congratulations on 33 years AND TWO of your stories being published – woohoooo!!! Way to go!
Thanks, Kelly! ♥
Congrats! I’ll go pick up a copy. The Benefactor of the Feast will be pleased. 🙂
SO pleased, Suzanne! He may even take me out to a fancy restaurant. ( Or even a not-so-fancy one. Either way, he probably MUCH prefers them over MY cooking.) 🙂