There's nothing quite as sweet as pressing send on your laptop when you've met a deadline or finished some project. I've been pressing my send button a lot lately and it's quite gratifying. When my laptop is behaving and I've given a project my all and it's off my desk and onto someone elses, I am so thankful. Time for rewards:) Must be the teacher in me. Nothing like a little reward to get you to that finish line a little faster. In my younger, thinner days I'd treat myself to a peanut buster parfait or beer battered onion rings with a side of tartar sauce (at least that's what these northwesterners do) or some other sinful concoction. But now that I seem to be developing a serious case of writer's rear (one of the hazards of the job!), I'm going to have to opt for slimmer pursuits:)
So...yesterday I found The Young Victoria at Costco and decided this would be it. Now to find time to watch it again with a tween, a teenager, and a husband who's seen it once and doesn't want a re-do. Wish you were with me and we'd have a girl's night in:)
Thankfully, books are calorie free, too, or I'd have some serious issues. Here's my latest prize by Ann Rinaldi which I've already mentioned. I was quite sad about the cover, though. You'll rarely hear me complain here but heavens! Rinaldi is HUGE and this cover is dark and fuzzy and the girl - well... Shame on you, Harcourt! But maybe Ann loves it. Authors have strange tastes:)
I always smile when I see this on the back of Rinaldi's wonderful books. Wish I could put a similar disclaimer on mine:
WARNING: This is a historical novel. Read at your own risk. The writer feels it necessary to alert you to the fact that you might enjoy it.