Saturday, January 30, 2010

In Which I Am Easily Amused

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Love is a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can be happy if you let yourself be

My elementary school music teacher, Ms. Gillane, taught me that song. :)  Props to Ms. Gillane.  Right now, I am totally feeling that song and ready to write!  (Unfortunately, the writing that must be done today is on report cards... aka Necessary Evil for Real Job).

But I am a happy girl.  Yesterday, Handsome Hubby and the girls and I went out to a lovely dinner at the Italian place around the corner that is warm and friendly and low-key (and apparently a hot spot, Tootsie Roll saw 7 friends from school in the hour or so that we were there).  After the girls went to bed, HH and I had a nice, relaxing evening, and I grabbed a shower, after which I had the best hair I have had in... I don't know, probably ever... just in time to snuggle into bed to watch tv and read blogs. :)

Last night I was busy perusing author blogs and sites that help you to connect with other authors.  I created a basic profile on Author Query (you can see my very fancy brand new widgety business card to the right over there, ooh la la! ------>).   This morning, I got a message from another author!!!!  (Ha, if she finds her way to my blog, she may be like... ohhh... crazy.... nevermind... lol)  Anyway, I am super excited just at the notion of author contact.  I am feeling so ET right now, like I have phoned home and found MY OWN KIND.  People like me whose brains are fixated on this dream.  I'm giddy!  I think I'm in love.

Oh, AND... my mom will appreciate this... yesterday I got a box from a certain greeting card company from whom I ordered valentines for my class and the girls' classes, among many other things I clearly absolutely needed, and guess what was in the box?  NEW DRYER BALLS!   Now, get your dirty minds out of the gutter, they are the little spiky balls that go in the dryer instead of dryer sheets.  What can I say, I am obsessed with them.  (You would be, too, if your kids' skin were so darn sensitive and you didn't want dryer sheets rubbing chemicals on them... and you heart the environment so you appreciate not having to throw more stuff away every time you do laundry).  My mom is laughing right now, I know, because I talked her into trying them and she hated them and went back to dryer sheets.  C'est la vie.  I had a pair but one cracked and I couldn't find any more in stores!  It was a travesty.  So I saw them in this catalog with the valentines and even though I swore I'd never order from this company again (one time I ordered and never received the box and they didn't believe me and wouldn't refund), the dryer balls sucked me in.  So now I have two new sets (plus the lonely old one that was left over).  Ahh, simple pleasures, lol.  Life is good.

Now, off to pound out report cards so maybe I can get to the good writing later!!!


Kristi Faith said...

Hi Lindsey! Thank you for stopping by my blog, Critter Corner. I hope you find it helpful to connect with other writers!!

I also wanted to tell you about my other blog, RAW (random acts of writing). Please stop by and see if you would enjoy.

Best wishes!!

Jen said...

Awesome blog! Love the background!!

Cool Agent Query... I'm going to check it out!

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Thank you, Kristi and Jen! I visited both of your awesome blogs and I am foollloooowing yoooouuuu... :)

Kristi, I am so appreciative of Critter Corner as a "new" writer. I can't wait to spend some real time there snooping around and making connections. What a great support system!

I loved checking out both of your writing blogs. It's immensely helpful to know that there are other people walking the same road. Best of luck to both of you and I look forward to stopping back over into your writing worlds!