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Spring Break

Yeah, I know. I could have mentioned before now that I was taking off some time during spring break. But I wasn’t sure that I was going to back off the blog until the break started — with, incidentally, my ridiculous overnight trip in below-freezing weather to prove to the Girl Scouts that I can be certified to lead girls camping because my six campouts and four years as a leader are clearly insufficient in that regard. Yes, I’m still bitter. I needed two nights’ sleep to feel like myself again, and by then I’d decided to stay off the blog to focus on life chores for the week. Or maybe two weeks, I haven’t decided.

I picked up my glasses on Monday and am adjusting to my new look as well as clear vision. It came as a surprise, for instance, that the fuzziness on branches was actually buds of leaves. Who knew? Other than taking pictures of myself, I’ve been working on clearing out the clothes that have accumulated in the house. I think they are breeding, because it is the only explanation I can accept for the sheer quantity of T-shirts. In other news, the whole family went to see Sherlock Holmes last night — I’ll leave it for Bill to review — and we will see Diary of a Wimpy Kid tomorrow. Today is a trip to the library, Staples, and to Kohl’s — where I have the coveted 30% off everything coupon. I hear that it is supposed to warm up today and I couldn’t be happier, as you can tell by my expression.

Anyway, if you’re looking for great stuff to read, the March Carnival of Children’s Literature is up and full of goodies. Thanks to Tricia from Miss Rumphius for her work in pulling it together.

Also, Editorial Ass has a contest giving away a twenty-page critique to a random winner. Enter by posting the contest on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter. The contest closes today at 11 p.m. EST. If you’re not up to twenty pages on your novel yet, then you’d better start writing (she says, ending the post abruptly and not returning to the blog for some time.)


GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Love the glasses!

Melissa Sarno said...

The glasses are pretty. I really loved Sherlock Holmes! And I wasn't expecting to.
I hope you enjoy your time off.

Colleen said...

I felt the same way when I got my glassses - wow...those piles in the corners are dog fur! Who knew he was shedding so much?

Then I had to clean of course but it was a reasonable price to pay.

Gail Gauthier said...

"Life chores." What a perfect term.

Elisabeth Marie said...

How'd you score the 30% off coupon?! I only have the 20% if you spend over $100