1. Just because it's spring doesn't mean you can't get a cold.
I know I've totally slacked this week on the blog posts. Just as the nice weather has decided to make it's grand appearance down here in DC, my allergies have acted up and I've been walking around in a haze. To make up for it I'm posting a review of Elizabeth Eulberg's The Lonely Hearts Club tomorrow. (You won't be disappointed!)
2. I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I cannot believe it but I'm almost at the main climax of my WIP (ie. the end is near)! I have three chapters in need of some sprucing and then four more to go. In word count that puts me at approximately 60K and counting.
3. Nothing puts me in a better mood than fresh tulips.
My husband came home the other day with a bouquet of tulips. Seeing them around the house reminds me of the nice weather and leads to daydreams of the hiking I'll do and the fun trips I'll take and the sundresses I'll resurrect from my closet.
4. Fun trips are just around the corner.
I booked a trip to Orlando (for a girlfriend's 30th birthday) and a trip to Turks & Caicos (for a wedding). Both were made so long ago that they seemed like happy thoughts to get me through the cold winter and not realities getting closer and closer. It dawned on me yesterday that they are both mere weeks away. I'm thrilled, of course, at losing my "office tan" (ie. pasty whiteness) but my abs (alright everything!) may need a serious boot camp to get bikini ready. Wish me luck!
5. There is no age restriction for YA.
Last night my dad (ie. my 63-year-old father) told me he's been listening to The Hunger Games on audiotape on his commutes to and from work. And on top of that, I wasn't even the one to convince him to check it out. It was my mother! YA FTW!
6. Home improvement projects are like bad relationships.
My husband and I have been doing a lot of projects around the house. Part of home ownership I've learned is that there are always more projects to do. But they're like bad relationships in that there are so many highs and lows. Highs: OMG, that paint color actually looks like what it's supposed to. Lows: How the hell did I get dark blue paint on the ceiling and do you think that crack means we need to call a plumber? By the end you're just glad when it's over and you can move on.
7. I've uncovered another swagger song.
I know I've discussed swagger songs before. Others have been included here. Well, now I have a new one, "Uncharted" by Sara Bareilles. I LOVE it! There are also a ton of cameos from Ben Folds to Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles and more. Enjoy!
What have you learned this week?