Friday, February 19, 2010

Moose and more

I took these pictures of a young moose just outside the parking lot where I work. I stopped the car and opened the door. He acted a little miffed, layed his ears back and then lowered his head towards me. I stayed close to the open car door in case he decided to charge, but he quickly resumed browsing on this willow brush. This is a young one, I looked around for a mother but didn't see her, but she could have been hidden back in the trees.

It's been an extremely busy week. We've received news that a semi-distant relative has passed away and there is property for sale across the road from the farm my MIL grew up on. My husband loves the area; he has many fond memories of fishing in the pond, running through the woods, hanging out with cousins, and hunting with his grandpa, so we decided to look into it. We have figured out financing (I think) and have made an offer. We shall just have to wait and see how it all plays out.

Then another bit of exciting news is that a book I have been working on for the past 15 (yes, I said 15!) years is finally in the final stages. It's a story about the three years our family spent living on a sailboat. I should have real books in hand as soon as 8 weeks. I just need to sign a contract and supply some final wording for the back cover and a biography, approve a cover design, and then it will go to the printers.


Teri C said...

Oh my gosh, how exciting is that!!!! A book!! I want to buy one as soon as they are ready! Such excitement! Congratulations!!!!

And then, to lean out the door and take photos of a moose. awesome!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Cool shot.. I heard they are mean. How close do they get to everyone?
Congrats on the book. I hope it all comes together quickly.

tainterturtles said...

My library is putting in a request for a signed copy.

Love the moose photos.

Alicia said...

wow Patty...I didn't know the book being published was so close!

I have a small library of books signed by the (famous) authors so I get to add that one! Sweet!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That young moose is really hungry to be so close to human habitation I would think.

How exciting to have a book published. I can't wait to get one.

I received your ATC Friday. It is so lively in person. I can almost feel those little fishes trying to get out of their eggs.

Aunt Krissy said...

That moose does not look like a happy camper. I can hardley wait till I can read about me!

Anonymous said...

Dear Patty
I'm excited about the book being finished! What talented daughters I have !
Love, Mom

crochet lady said...

That's great news apart from the passing of a family member.

Hope that land works out for you and can't wait to read your book!

Margaret Ann said...

Great news on several fronts...Congrats!!!

That baby moose is one big baby!!!