Monday, April 17, 2006

The Heat is On

My taxes are done, and now I just have to put the forms in the mail. I was going to walk over to the post office, but it's freakishly hot today (like record-breaking), so I may combine that with a few other errands and just drive. A cool front is supposed to come through tomorrow, and I can't wait. Normally we get a freak cold snap for Easter -- last year there was snow! I guess things had to be different this year.

I'm blaming the heat for my lack of productivity (aside from the taxes) over the weekend. Saturday I helped out at my church's Easter carnival. I was in charge of the sack races, but it was hard to get the kids too excited about that. As hot as it was, the water balloon toss was much more popular. I did get to try out the bounce house (and no, Mom, it didn't deflate and suffocate me, and I didn't get a broken arm) and the giant inflatable slide, but the cotton candy machine wasn't working (bummer). I think the kids had fun, too.

But I was so tired when I got home that I just collapsed and was in bed with the lights out by 9:30. I'd hit Ann Taylor Loft on the way to the carnival to get my "book tour" wardrobe (yes, Ann and I are back on speaking terms since I found something in my size), and I didn't even feel like playing fashion show with my new clothes.

I did get some brainstorming done, and I've found ways to better weave my subplots together so all the plots are intertwined. That's going to create some fun potential scenes. Maybe later today I'll be able to cool off enough to write. I really want to finish my revisions this week, so I'll be ready when the book comes out next week. But first, discounted Easter chocolate is calling me.


Stacey said...

Ann Taylor Loft is where I get all my "book event" clothes too!

Shanna Swendson said...

I love their stuff. If I had money and could find my size there more often, I'd probably have even more of their clothes. But I'm having to mix it up some because a lot of my friends shop there, too, and I hate when it's so obvious where you bought your clothes.

Stacey said...

Yeah, I'm starting recognize ATL stuff (usually stuff I didn't buy, fortunately) on other people. I'm not much of a clothes person, so the fact that I can do this is kind of unusual for me!

I love their jeans. I bought a pair on the sales rack (my first stop up on entering the store--always) and I've never had such a flattering pair (creates the appearance of actually having butt, thanks to the small pockets)...and I got them for $29!!! Sorry...probably too much information, but I'm still overjoyed by my find, can you tell? : )