Sorry for being M.I.A. on Friday–too many things to do, and not enough time to do them.
LAST week’s winners are: Judy Eagle and Barbara Murcray–and a new go ’round starts today. Just comment, that’s all you have to do. Two winners–to be announced when possible because I’ll be traveling this Wednesday thru Sunday–will be selected to receive a signed book (not necessarily the latest one) AND a necklace made by my own sister, Pam. You may remember when I offered some of her beautiful bracelets a while ago–like our other sister, Sally, Pam is a talented artist.
So where am I going this time?
I’m off to a party at Uptick Vineyards, in California. It’s a Great Gatsy affair, so I’ll be doing my darnedest to look like a flapper. Pictures WILL be posted to Facebook, courtesy of Jenni.
Next week, I have my first consultation for REMT–Rapid Eye Movement Therapy–and I’m really looking forward to that. I will definitely fill you in on the experience. As you know, I’m a great believer in alternative medicine–which is not to say regular medicine doesn’t have it’s place, because it does. I greatly benefit from my acupuncture treatments; mostly, in terms of relaxation.
I’m investigating sound therapy, too–have purchased a beginner’s set (translation: cheap) of tuning forks, and I’ve been pickin’ up good vibrations since they arrived! (Is it any wonder that I seem to be on the She’ll-Buy-Anything mailing list?)
The weekend was quiet–I listened to more recorded books, starting with Ann Hite’s fascinating, “The Storycatcher”–another ghost story, set in the late 30s–and genuinely original, intelligent and well-written. I enjoyed the story so much that I ordered another of Hite’s books in print. That finished, I started on Nicci French’s suspense novel, “The Wrong Girl”, which is about dastardly doings in an adoption agency. There’s also some great romantic tension between a hunky cop and a spunky female reporter. This one kept me awake until all hours–I love when that happens. I still have half the book left, so I probably won’t get a whole lot of sleep tonight, either. I’m STILL being really stingy with “W is for Wasted”–I read a few pages at a time. I just don’t want to say good-bye to Kinsey for another whole year!
Art is always a part of any free moment, so I made a few artist trading cards and tried a few experiments, too. I bought some one-inch metal circles at our local bead store and made tiny picture frames from them–spray painted them gold and glued them to little circular pictures of angels–made with a paper punch–and applied a varnish so the ink wouldn’t run. THEN, I poured resin in (Mod Podge’s Dimensional Magic), let it dry overnight, and, voila! Beautiful little images that seem to be behind glass. What fun.
My craft room is REALLY coming together–thanks to our newest ranch hand, Kat. I can actually FIND things–it’s amazing. Now, to keep it that way.
But it’s still the writing I love best, of course. Telling my stories.
Until tomorrow. Be kind.