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Archive for December, 2008

Sharon’s Blog : New articles about boys

Posted by Sharon O'Donnell on 2008/12/27 01:50:22

Here are links to two great articles – one an article by NY Times reporter Lisa Belkin written in 1999 when she found out she was going to have another boy and one from Belkin’s blog Motherlode, also on the topic of having another boy. Enjoy!


Sharon’s Blog : Happy Holidays

Posted by Sharon O'Donnell on 2008/12/27 00:09:19

Happy Holidays, everyone!  And I wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe 2009!

We had a rather eventful Christmas morning. I went upstairs after we opened our presents only to find some strands of what I thought was wrapping paper. I was about to ask who had wrapped up something and left paper lying on the floor when I noticed the paper had chocolate smears on it — and suddenly I realized Fenway, our 4-year-old long haired dachshund had eated the chocolate bar I’d placed on top of my mother-in-law’s present!  And it was a big chocolate bar!

Sharon’s Blog : Merry Christmas

Posted by Sharon O'Donnell on 2008/12/25 17:20:17

I hope you all are having a happy holiday season. For those of us celebrating Christmas, now the clean up task begins of getting the house to look the way it did before all the wrapping paper, empty boxes, and those little twist tie things covered the floor.
But of course, the real meaning of Christmas comes through in other ways. The Christmas Eve church service last night was especially meaningful, even though, Jason, my 7-year-old, had to sit in my lap since the church was so packed, and he fell asleep and drooled on my shirt.

Sharon’s Blog : School reassignment and Barbies for gifts

Posted by Sharon O'Donnell on 2008/12/11 23:09:08

Hope you are all ready for the holiday season! As usual, I am not. Still have shopping to do.

Recently, I’ve been involved in fighting our high school reassignment; our area in our fast growing county was reassigned to anothe high school for next year, meaning that this would be the third different high school our students would go to in five years.  Crazy.  My oldest son started at one school and was reassigned the following year to a new school where he is now a senior; my middle son started his freshman year at the same school as my older son, but was reassigned for next year. Our group thinks we have things worked out and that the Board of Education realized that our reassignment had to be changed because our area has been hit with reassignment four times in eight years, while other areas have not been touched.  We’ll see what happens.  But when you get involved in something like that, that is pretty much all you do for a few weeks — emails and writing letters and phone calls.  Time to get back to my real job.

I have to have my next book ready for my agent to submit to publishers in January!  More on that later.

One holiday boy-related note — each year I have each of my three sons pick out a gift for someone their age