Wednesday, July 29, 2009

5 days to go!!

Just 5 days until the release of Open Proposal!!

I was on vacation with my family last week, but did manage to get a little bit done.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hopeless romantic...

The Phantom of the Opera (2004) is one of my favorite movies. It's with a bit of embarrassment that I confess to having watched it about 50 times [grin], but I simply LOVE it! So romantic and sexy. The lead actors are all gorgeous. Gerard Butler is mouthwatering as Phantom.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Created some swag for Open Proposal, which comes out in just two and a half weeks!! Double-sided, printed on card stock. The plan is to give them to as many people as possible before August 3.


We all attract various things. Some attract friends, others attract dirt, and still others attract wealth. It appears that I attract drama. Not just a little drama here and there either. Imagine drama as scrap metal in a junk yard...I am the magnet.

So...uh, nothing got written this week.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

So many books...

I'd given Sarah Addison Allen's Garden Spells to my daughter to read on a recent trip and am re-reading it now that it's been returned. How about you? What wonderful book have you escaped into lately?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Healthier than I thought

This column was in the Woman's Day (6/16/09 iss., p. 44) and I found it somewhat reassuring. Hell, there are so many different things that we're supposed to or not supposed to do to maintain a healthy body and mind, sometimes it's overwhelming to even take the first step. In reality, you may be doing more good than you thought, just by doing activities in a typical day.

5 Signs you're healthier than you think

1. You have several cups of coffee each day A recent Swedish study found that people who drink 3 to 5 cups of coffee daily at midlife are less likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's later on. (I usually drink 1-3, so I guess it's time to step it up.)
2. You say "thanks" A new study reveals that expressing gratitude may be the key to happiness and overall well-being. (This is something I do routinely, without thinking about it at all.)
3. You laugh a lot Research has shown that laughter expands blood vessels and might even lower your heart attack risk. (I love to laugh!)
4. You tidy up your house Just 20 minutes of sweeping, scrubbing and doing other household chores can boost your mood, not to mention burn calories. (Could step it up a bit on this one.)
5. You surf the Internet UCLA research shows that it stimulates brain activity. (Finally, a study that justifies my addiction!)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Independence Day!

Family, friends, barbecues, parades, fireworks, and fun! Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.