Due to a lack of other inspiration, today's post is brought to you via stream of conciousness. In other word's, it's a little random (books, bangs, opposable thumbs, and quite a lot about sweets).
I've read 45 books so far this year. Hoping to hit 50 before June, for no real reason whatsoever...
I decided to travel light for work and only bring my work laptop (as opposed to my usual work laptop/personal MacBook combo), but sent myself the wrong copy of GODDESS. Brilliant. I was so excited to keep working on the interactions between Willow and Lauren, and now I don't know what to do with myself. Actually, I do. I have an outline to grow. That's just not as glamorous.
I made the best. carrot. cake. ever. to welcome MJ home from his business trip before I departed on mine (he got into the airport around 10pm Friday night, we had Saturday together, and then I left Sunday afternoon). I am dying for some carrot cake right now. Oh, and I miss MJ too. But that was some seriously amazing carrot cake.
My mom is visiting this coming weekend! I have big plans... high tea, antiquing and bookstores in Fredericksburg, VA, Gadsby's Tavern and Museum in Alexandria (plus my favorite cupcakery), massages and pedi's, maybe dim sum... I might also put her to work helping me paint and shop for the house. :p
Nothing yet on the kitties -- the potential new kitty parents can't take any new cats into their home until mid-July. OMG. I am really in love with these cats; it's heartbreaking to wait on their forever home. I know this is what I signed up for, but I don't want to fall any more in love with them!
I spent last week with MJ away nesting like crazy. Besides all the regular type house cleaning that goes along with three cats, a pile-up of more clothes than anyone actually needs in the laundry room, and an ant invasion in our kitchen... I even bought and assembled a dresser (which is impressive for me, since I'm less handy than any creature with opposable thumbs really should be). I unpacked several boxes still lingering in our garage. And yes, we moved nine months ago... I could have birthed a child in less time than it's taking us to unpack. Thank God for Glee -- I couldn't have been so domestic without a fun distraction.
By the way, am I the only one who ever gets tired of packing and begins labeling boxes "Random" and "Stuff"? That's a terrible habit.
I'm in Georgia right now. It's hot and I was caught in an outrageously-out-of-nowhere thunderstorm while running after work. Looking forward to exploring Georgia more though, I'm here a lot this summer!
Oh, and I got a haircut, but I can't find my camera battery charger so I can upload photos. My new hair is also very big... my hair likes to be big... but I like it soo much better. I have bangs now! And, as is turns out, an annoying coworker who likes to ruffle them! More to come later.
I am currently very interested in clean eating (like the boks by Tosca Reno), although less interested in giving up things like the aforementioned carrot cake. I'm *reasonably* trim on a diet that includes homemade ice cream, muffins and waffles on weekend mornings, and M&Ms as afternoon pick-me-ups... do I care to be *really* trim if it means giving up such sugary goodness?
I need to go catch up on everyone else's blogs. I'm a bad blogger, but my house is very clean and I had to spend every minute I could this weekend with MJ!