Currently Reading: Finished Red, a collection of teenage girls' essays on life. I recognized my daughter in at least three of them! Starting Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner. Travis brought it from California for me.
Family Feud host Richard Dawson: Name a month of spring.
Had a very relaxing, enjoyable time with the family units Thursday and Friday:) I'll post before and after pics of my hair later on; you be the judge as to if it makes me look any younger, LOL! Mom and I had a 'Girls Day Out' while the rest went to the train museum, and had a good long chat over coffee and muffins at the B&N cafe (more on B&N farther down).
Did I enjoy my trip down the slide? No. I've discovered I don't like to go down slides on my back, where I can't see where (or when) I'm going to land. Do I regret it? No. Will I ever do it again? No. My swim suit decided to imitate a thong, so let's say I was very happy I was the only one in line, and had extra time to umm...adjust everything before getting out of the way. I spent the rest of the morning in the hot tub.
B&N changed their policy on POD (Print On Demand) books. They are no longer purchasing any for the shelves, nor are they buying any directly from the POD Author. But when I explained the circumstances surrounding why I wanted to set up a signing, she said she understood and would speak to the manager about it. She's going to call me later this month. If I don't hear anything in a few weeks, I'll call her.
I ran out of time, so I didn't get up to Folletts or Borders. I'll simply have to contact them by phone on Monday.
Happy Birthday D!
Did I mention we had Pepe's put the sombrero on him and sing to him? W loved it, and even tried on the sombrero. Unfortunately, I had forgotten my camera, but I got a pic of W wearing it with my mom's camera.
Yesterday, we ate our free breakfast; finished packing; spent three hours at my parents' house. I transferred 27 e-books onto my flash; I couldn't take my entire floppy disc collection. And discovered five discs refused to load: Boji Stones by Sandra Cox; A Grand Seduction by Lisa Logan; Absolute Trust by Kaenar Langford; Peek-A-Boo by Mary Martinez; and Confessions of a Nympho by Ashley Ladd. Obviously, the TEB ones I can simply go to the site and download them again. The other three I'll simply have to buy again, or try again later. And in May, I'll take another bag of discs with me when I go up for the Indy 500 and hopefully transfer the rest!
I also checked the DVD that Chad made for me, and all my files are there! Remember me moaning the loss of my NaNo wip? And the witty conversation in both Travis Experiment and Misty and Cory? All there:) Oh happy day...now I can get back to work!
I also printed out the final editing issues and will make the changes later today.
Stopped in Terre Haute for dinner on our way home and D got to eat his all-you-can-eat seafood. The servers even brought him a cupcake and sang Happy Birthday to him....and W was the one who covered his eyes and looked embarassed! When we got up to leave, the people around us offered congratulations to W until we explained Daddy was the birthday boy!
Reconnected with Angela and met her youngest daughter Thursday night. We sat in the hot tub and talked about our old schoolmates and 'where are they now', since she and I attended different high schools. My second grade crush is now a doctor in Illinois; the kid who once sprinkled pepper in his milk is now gay and living somewhere out West; the kid who tormented me in the fourth grade just this past year was married; various other classmates are scattered across the state and country. I hope many of them return for their reunion in late August; I'm going as Angie's 'date', since her boyfriend has no interest in attending with her.
And our daughters bonded, even though hers is four years older than S, but doesn't look it. K even thought she was only fifteen! After leaving the hot tub at midnight, we returned to the room and found a hungry D, who offered Denny's. S had a knot in her hair and desperately wanted/needed a shower, so she stayed with the sleeping toddler while the rest of us went across the street.
And stayed there until 3 am!
Do you know how long it's been since I've stayed up that late? Not counting insomnia...Needless to say, I slept in the van all the way to TH and went to bed around 9:30!
I'm off to do laundry and 'recupperate' from the mini-vacation. Let's hope that now that Spring is here, the union will call D back to work soon??
Go over to Jae's blog and check out the new picture of baby Z! He looks soooooo cute!