Confessions of a Fauf

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ode to Rome

Much to my annoyance, I haven't been able to post pictures of Rome on Facebook. I am in the process of putting together a scrapbook of our adventures, so everyone can view that when it's finished. But in the meantime, here are some highlights of that great trip that already seems like forever ago! (Keep checking facebook for the full album).

Thursday, August 20, 2009

In the Good Ol' Summer Time

Sadly, school started. As I saw the throngs of parents and kids flock to their new classrooms, reunite with pals, sport brand new backpacks, and pick up pencils again, I thought to myself, "How on earth are we at this day already?" It seems like we just said goodbye to it all, and yet here we are again, on one of the most famous days of the year: the first day of school. But I'd rather not talk anymore about that. I'd rather recap on the fabulous summer of Fauf--afterall, we still technically have a month left of summer!

Quality goofiness with family

Secret Narnia closets added

Planted gnomes and veggies

Played with Lady Luck in Vegas

Romanced and reminisced in Carmel

Had grand adventures

Published my book

And lived it up in Rome

Monday, August 03, 2009

Time to Reflect

I've gotten over the intimidation of having my book out there--it's quite a vulnerable thing for me to have others read my writing. Now I'm just taking it all in as friends and family read it. I would appreciate any feedback on it. This will help me in planning and writing the sequel (which we will pursue publishing next year if all goes well with this first one) Here's what I'd like to know:

Your fave character(s)
Least fave character(s)
Fave part(s) of story
Least fave part(s) of story
What you think would be interesting in the sequel

Thanks so much! Leave your feedback here or on Facebook as an email (don't want to spoil it for others!)

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Sherlock Academy Class of 2009

It is our pleasure to inform the following applicants of their acceptance to the Sherlock Academy of Fine Sleuths. The Entrance Exam given was composed of 8 problems to solve, encompassing code-breaking, observation, logic, and spatial reasoning. The questions were designed to find these strengths in applicants and thus find potential detectives. We appreciate your interest and anticipate making your acquaintance officially. Welcome to Sherlock Academy!

Eligible students:
Morgan Coulter
Joshua Kichen
Beau Kiniry
Brenna Kiniry
Cody Kiniry
Rebecca Kiniry
Katherine Sullivan

All other applicants who did not qualify may re-take and re-submit the exam.