Tuesday, November 25, 2008

beans to spill




sunday was my 40th birthday. how can it be i've been on this earth for 40 years? wild. some of my favorite ladies took me to High Tea at a little tea shop in the East Village. the scones with rose petal jam and lavender Earl Grey were lovely. thanks xine for the photos!

while on the subject of Momentous Occasions, there are two big announcements i've been meaning to make for quite a while now. they are both so Big, and so Good, that i just wasn't sure how to go about it! i'm not good with fanfare. but now's as good a time as any, so here goes:

Announcement #1: i have written a book. yes, really. it still won't be out for nearly a year (september 2009) and i am not allowed to say yet what it's about, but let me tell you, it's looking gorgeous! my publisher is the highly esteemed Potter Craft, and it all seems more like a dream than for reals.

Announcement #2: i am moving upstate. yes, really. remember this? you didn't think i was serious, did you? or that i could pull it off? well, it's kind of funny but i will actually be moving all of my stuff in a truck on DECEMBER 31, 2008 so just by the skin of my teeth am i making the deadline! it's truly miraculous how things work out. hodge podge farm, the FARM, is becoming a reality! i will elaborate on the details of this in the upcoming weeks, but there, i've said it. wow.

two dreams in one year!

12 comments:

Katy said...

Many congrats! I'm excited to hear more as you can share.

gabrielle said...

thats awesome! congratulations...i will buy your book when it comes out...even though of course i have no idea what its about.......

see you in class next week :)

valerie said...

holy cow! happy birthday cal! and congratulations on your book and impending move! man...so much awesomeness in such a short space of time. how can you handle it all?? :)

jen said...

yay, cal! happy birthday!!!! i want an advance copy of the book, and i can't wait to visit the farm!

pomly said...

Wow! This blog entry is just bursting at the seams with so much good stuff! Congratulations Cal and happy birthday! I hope I can come visit you on the farm. xoxo Jenny

Jennifer Johnson said...

Happy Birthday! And double Congratulations. What an exciting time this must be for you.

Greenjeans said...

Wow Cal, what exciting news!! It'll be fun to follow your new upstate adventures. I wonder how your work will change? How exciting....

And I can't wait to check out your book -- awesome! (Do you mention the Sunshine Family in it?)

Really exciting stuff -- congratulations! What a great way to enter a new decade. Happy birthday!

Cheers,

- Amy

jeanne said...

Okay Cal, I've followed you all the way to Brooklyn for your fabulous classes but Upstate NY...:) Kidding aside, congratulations on your new upcoming book which I cannot wait to get and your farm. I will miss you and Gertie. Best of luck!

Elizabeth said...

Cal,
That is fantastic news, especially about the move! I'm so excited for you. Congratulations on making it happen.

And oh yeah, happy birthday!

--Beth in Philadelphia

floresita said...

Congratulations!!!

denise carbonell said...

dear cal..
i am completly inspired by your wonder-fullness.....and so very,very happy for you---spread those incredibly talented wings,my dear one...and soar..!
denise c.

Christina said...

Congrats, so much excitement! I'm very happy for you! Count me in when you're ready for classes on the farm.
xo