I have good news to report:
My van is fixed! My neighbor is cheering:)
Busy day ahead, including a change of plans: Church at 11; birthday party across the street at 2; leaving for Terre Haute at 4; dinner and celebrating daughter's birthday at Olive Garden between 5 and 7. Somewhere in there I also have to go grocery shopping and finish hubby's laundry. I did most of it yesterday; I only have one more load.
Expanded my new story to include 2 more chapters. I wrote one yesterday and the first line of the last chapter last night. I'll include a word count later, and I think I'm going to have to change the title.
Who knew some private attention from my husband and a chocolate martini would kick-start the creativity? Last year at this time, it was a news blurb on the radio!
I'm still drinking my way through a bottle of Sutter Home White Zinfindel. I couldn't find the Blueberry wine in the liquor store, and I wasn't in the mood to drive 4 hours just to purchase it from the winery. If I sell more books (or the gas prices drop!), I'll order a couple bottles and let them ship it to me. I'm having no trouble sleeping at night! One glass a night has turned into a wonderful relaxing ritual. The kids joke about mom getting into the hootch, but if they see me drinking responsibly, then I'm setting a good example, right? And its not like I do this every week!