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Thursday, 18 April 2013

The Book's in the Mail

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Just got the great news.

My book has left the printer and is heading across North America to arrive at my front door. Maybe as soon as tomorrow!

I can hardly wait to hold it. To slide my fingers across it's glossy cover, opening the book to the dedication page - to read it out loud to my family. Pretty sure the tangy smell of the ink will jellify my knees.

Yes, only a true booky would swoon at the scent of a freshly printed book.

I may even take my book out for a cocktail to celebrate. Maybe a Cosmo or Manhatten in some cozy fireside lounge in the charming Old Market Square section of downtown Winnipeg.

Uhm, sorry. I got a little carried away.

What we will have, is a night out Carmichael-Style. 
Family dining ala Boston Pizza. 

Brimming bowls of Bugs n' Cheese for the girls, the feature special for The Drew and I and icy cold cokes for us all. That's just the way The Carmichaels roll, baby. (Yes, we've been watching too many Cake Boss reruns.)

Of course, the evening will be topped of by "an all hands on deck" Happy Dance in our living room before bed.

And just guess what our bedtime story will be.
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Available for order through Little Pickle Press

How do you celebrate family achievements? I'm looking for suggestions.
(It's time to push beyond insect-shaped pasta and pizza.)



  1. Congratulations! I hope you and your book have an incredible time celebrating!

    1. Thanks Andrea. I'll be sure to post pics! lol

  2. Congrats my friend... so excited for you!! Think I'd be stalking the mailman too!!! :D

    1. I think we need to record ourselves opening the package and send each other the video! :)

  3. Congrats, Jodi! Now's the perfect time to vlog. A vlog is simply a movie you play at your blog. A video blog. You can video-record your family's celebration and book party and play it here. As far as what to do? Do something silly. Do something Conner would do. Just a thought. Maybe have a spaghetti dinner?

    Enjoy. I'm excited for you!


    1. Funny you say Spaghetti dinner. When the book launched digitally, we celebrated at The Olde Spaghetti Factory.

      I like this video idea. My daughter is deft with the Ipad, so I'm sure she'll be all over this!