Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Last Night

I think my head is still spinning a bit from last night.  We got to the King's Books around 5:30 to start setting up, the crowd arrived early, I sat down and signed the first book around 6:00, and I didn't stop talking, hugging, or put down my pen once that night until the party ended after 9:00.  It was a happy, huge, intense blur.

It really was an incredible night. So many dear people attended, and so many people did so many kind and generous things to help make this night extra, extra special.  I don't think I've felt so much love and support in my entire life.  I know this sounds completely weird, but I felt so overwhelmed with gratitude last night, I nearly felt drunk.  And i wasn't drinking.  Well, I wasn't drinking THEN, but I did have a Manhattan after it was all over.  : )

I have so many details and photos to share, but honestly, I just don't have it in me today.  I am absolutely exhausted after last night's event.  My brain is tired and my body is weary.

BUT TOMORROW, I'll be back with lots to share with you and FRIDAY we'll be celebrating dear Butterbean's birthday (even though it's not until Saturday).

Thanks to all who were there last night, and there in spirit, too.

Much, much, much love,
Laurie





24 comments:

  1. Last night was so amazing! You deserve every bit of love and support that you got and then some. Congratulations Laurie!

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    1. I still can't believe you guys came! I was totally floored!!!! Hope you had a safe trip home!!

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  2. Aw look at how pretty you look! I so wish I could have been there. So excited for you. Can't wait to see the recap tomorrow. And yay for Bean's Birthday!

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  3. Aw you look so pretty! I so wish I could have been there last night. So very excited for you. Can't wait to see the recap tomorrow. And Yay for Bean's Birthday!!!

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  4. Awwww Laurie- it was the best, It was so much fun to be there- we felt like celebrities because our kitty was in the book. It was so sweet to get to give a little love to Wylla- the calmest cat in the world.. (Maybe she had a manhattan when you weren't looking). We look forward to book 2 or IBKC:The Movie. :-)

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    1. Anyone who has a certified Itty Bitty Kitty SHOULD feel special. Every kitty in the world, and every loving kitty home, is a treasure, but the IBKC is sprinkled with some extra pixie dust.

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    2. Agreed. The IBKC alumni hold a special, special place in our hearts. Your kitty is a celebricat!!!! :-D

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  5. Delighted for you, that all went well.
    Your success is richly deserved. I look forward to the pictures and a BIG smooch for Bean on her Birthday (I know its early but!!)

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  6. Wish I could have been there, but I'm looking forward to getting my copy from King's Books soon! I hope it's a national best seller!

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  7. Friday we shall read from your book to Reilly & Sprite. Then they will have some catnip in honor of Miss Charlene's birthday. And Congrats on the book!

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  8. My copy should arrive tomorrow. I can't wait to see it. I so wish Tacoma wasn't so far from Philly. I would have loved to have attended last night. You looked beautiful. I *love* that dress. Congrats!

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  9. So wonderful. Glad everything went so well. I am not surprised that you are worn out today. Rest!!! We'll wait for the wonderful details.

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  10. What a beautiful photo of you, and I'm so glad the evening was a raging success! Congratulations!

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  11. I'm glad it was so exciting for you. I don't think I've seen a picture of you here. You remind me of a classmate I had in grade school. Did you go to Lincoln Fundamental in Davenport, Iowa?

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    1. I didn't go there, but my mom taught there in the late 1980s.

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    2. I think that was after I left to go to Wood Jr.High. Ah well thanks for answering and tell your mom I'm sorry they closed the school down.

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  12. Congratulations! You've worked very hard on all of this. Enjoy the success! :3

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  13. Oh, how I wish I could have made it! It sounds wonderful and I can't wait for more photos. Thanks for all you do for the kitties! Looking forward to getting the book!

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  14. It was a fun party, and congratulations again on this great accomplishment! I read most of the book last night and kept interrupting Geoff to show him the squee-worthy pictures. Eventually he gave up trying to read his own book and just squee-ed along with me. I'll turn him into a cat person yet!

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  15. Congratulations!! My preordered book arrived today. My husband and I loved every bit of it. Required reading for all kitty lovers everywhere!

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  16. congratulations, you deserve heaps of love & support <3

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  17. Laurie, I'm glad the event went well and you had a great time. I read about it on Shelf Awareness and had to find out more about you and your IBKC. I work with a TNR group on the other side of the state and have fostered many kittens and have even kept a few. Thank you for all you do for the kittens and keep spreading the word about spay/neuter.

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  18. Lily and Siam's mommyMarch 13, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    We (Lily and Siam, too) send a heartfelt congratulations and Siamese snuggles to you for all that you do for the feline kind.

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