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A Good Weekend

     I love four day weekends. But you know, I’m not sure four days off is enough. I am SO JEALOUS of my friend Jessica, who took Monday and Tuesday off too.

     On Thursday morning I baked a blueberry pie before going and spending 8 hours at my mom’s house. On Wednesday we broke the record for the high temperature. It got up to 59F! Thursday started out pretty nice, but by the time I left my mom’s house at 5:30 pm I could barely see the road because of blowing snow. Gotta love North Dakota weather. You know what they say: if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute. It’ll change.

     On Friday I cleaned my sewing/craft/guest bedroom. Wow, did I have a lot of stuff. I still have a lot of stuff, but at least now I can find it! That was a lot of work, and I haven’t touched the closet yet. But for now this is good enough. When my brother comes to stay for Christmas he’ll be able to walk to the bed instead of crawling over stuff.

     This morning I did a little Christmas shopping. Normally I wouldnt be caught dead shopping the weekend after Thanksgiving. With all due respect for those who consider Black Friday a sporting event that they have taken the gold in, I hate shopping. But I managed to pick up a couple of things for the Toys For Tots and other charity giving. My family is really tough, tho. No spoilers here, in case they are reading.

     This afternoon I signed the contract for Eddie’s Prize. Don’t have any further info yet, like a release date, but that will come in a month or two. I would estimate (purely a guess here) that it will be available sometime around the end of March or beginning of April. It depends on how many revisions and editing passes it requires, and what the publisher’s schedule allows.

     Tomorrow I expect to be a quiet, lazy day. I have church, then a couple of loads of laundry, followed by some reading for my critique group and then knitting with the gals. I have to get going on that afghan that I’m giving away in a few months to celebrate the release of Eddie’s Prize.  In the evening I’ll go back to working on Wolf’s Prize. Hey, a question. Jelly is about 19 in this book, and has completed his vision quest and received his adult name. I was going to call him Spotted Wolf, but then what would his nickname be? Spot is cute, and leads to great opportunities for humor, but … yeah. So then I thought of Stone Wolf. What do you think? Oh, by the way, in Wolf’s Prize he meets the girl who his wolf chooses for his mate.

     Thanks for reading!




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