O is for Over the Moon in Oz & O’ville

Apr 3, 2022 | 12 comments

Nyel by Deidre Purcell, 2015

The word is just in — Nyel comes home tomorrow!

Meanwhile — ‘O’ has been for Overload here.  The editor literally pulled my Spooky Stories book off the press and has given me 48 hours (beginning yesterday morning) to review the PDF, note the errors, supply substitute images (I think there are 22 photos plus 10-or-so drawings that need replacement.)  All I can say is… it’s a work in progress…

But… first and foremost — Bill and Sue are picking me up tomorrow a.m. and we are going to Oz to fetch Nyel!!!  Yay!!  (Did I say that my 6’2″ husband, who a few years ago weighed about 170, is now at 147 pounds and the wizards are hoping for still more fluid loss.  And when the doctors asked when he last weighed 150, he thought a minute and then answered, “Probably when I was 12.”)

Cast Members – “A Bag Full of Miracles”

Little Red Hen was still hanging in last night — had hunkered down on the floor below the nest boxes; apparently without energy enough to fly up to the roost.  Though it was late — about 10:30 I think — Slutvana (who was on the roost) was wakeful, keeping an anxious eye on her friend.

And one final FABUOUS part to report — The BEST NEIGHBORS EVER Tucker and Carol treated me last night to dinner and the theater — a great meal at the Compadre and an absolutely hilarious time seeing so many friends in “A Bagful of Miracles!”  I loved it all!  And I’m absolutely sure that one of the miracles that Rita has been toting around in that bag of hers had Nyel’s name on it!  How else do you explain an early morning call today with the joyful news!  Bill and Sue say they’ll be picking me up at seven ayem for the ride to Oz!  I am definitely over the moon!

12 Comments

  1. Lona niemi

    We all are with that great news..

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  2. Barbara Parsons

    Oh, Sydney! You are simply the best and mostest! Yeah for all of your wonderful friends and neighbors, and Yeah for Your next visit to Oz!! You are INDOMITABLE!!!!!!!

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  3. Caroline Miller

    What good news! And your are rich in good neighbors. I know, because I have the pleasure of knowing two of them for a long time.

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    • sydney

      We were just talking about that last night — Tucker remembering the times, even when he was in college, that he reached out to you and you helped him out on an important paper he was writing etc. Both Carol and Tucker hold you in high esteem — even in awe! I must say I’m a bit envious. I don’t think teachers of 1st/2nd/3rd graders get quite the same measure of esteem! lol
      Sydney

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  4. jodi

    Oh my goodness, that is SUCH wonderful news!! Praise the Lord!!! I am so happy for you both. He will be SO glad to get home and sleep in his own bed…….with his very own wife…..without all the noise and hoopla that is always going on in a hospital!! Bless your hearts!! <3

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    • sydney

      Thank you for your wonderfully positive thoughts! I think they (and others like them!) can be given much of the credit for getting us this ar along! We are so grateful!
      Sydney

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  5. Kristina Jones

    Beloved, Cuz! Fabulous News!!!! As we of the singing persuasion croak out: HALLELUJAH!!! Love, KK

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  6. Deborah` Wells

    That is good news and hope he is on the mend now and good luck with finishing your book! Debbie

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  7. Rita

    Such good news! My ‘Bag Full of Miracles’ works magic…oh my! Well it is at least bringing joy and laughter to our little community. Joy to you both!

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  8. Cassy Espy

    Just Y A Y !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a time you’ve had!!!!

    Much love,

    Cass

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  9. Valerie Harrison

    So glad to heard the great news.

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  10. Sharron Mattson

    So happy for you both. Home is always good medicine. Best wishes for a fast recovery from now on.

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