Thank you so much for all your comments and emails about the death of our Nana yesterday. We truly appreciate the love, compassion, support, and humor you have all shared with us. It helped make one of the saddest days ever for us way less sad. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Actually, the saddest day ever will be Friday, at her funeral, so we'll hold on to the love for a few more days.
And we have to give huge thanks to all the fine folks who drove through smoke and ash and wind (the apocalypse) to attend our book signing and discussion last night. Before we all arrived at Borders where the lighting is really bad but the staff is really nice, Karen and Tod and I discussed what to wear. Karen told me for sure to not wear black and to wear a cheery pattern and that she'd not wear black but would wear a solid color so nobody clashes.
Please note, I followed Karen's instructions. Karen did not (she looks so pretty though so it's ok). I also won the bet that Tod would be wearing a beige shirt and that Lee would be wearing yellow.
Barbara the Cake Baker dropped everything and baked THREE cakes for the mass of J-Rev fans.
In every photo, we had to have someone in a solid color outfit stand between us. Karen and the Cake Baker look more alike than Karen and her seester do.
I didn't realize it at the time, but we were sitting according to height. We did record the discussion portion of the evening and after much editing and in days to come, will post it here.
And there were gifts!
Amy Tan of Amy Tangerine ( I love that name! I have to find a good noun that starts with Wood) gave us each lovely scarves! I made the mistake of showing the scarves to Karen's daughter who claimed Karen's scarf as her own. Too cute! We collect scarves like 7 year old boys collect Pokemon cards so this was an extra special treat. Thank you AMY!!
If you were at our signing last night and have good pics, please email them to us. The hardest thing for me last night was not having my camera in my hands! And thanks to all our family and friends who continually shower us with love and support, especially on days when the universe and fire department want you to stay home.
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