Thursday, April 23, 2009

Odds & Ends

My thoughts aren't very coherent today so I'm going to post them helter-skelter. (I love using that term--my husband thinks I sound like a ninety-year-old when I do. He's also a big fan of whoopsie-daisy, shoot-a-pickle, and mayn't. I say them all just to annoy.) Here goes:

*Had my final weigh-in today for Get Fit, Iowa. (Click here to read my early musings on this fun little program.) Lost six pounds and 5% body fat. Feeling pretty good about that... Guess all that Zumba, yoga, and cross-training did some good.

*The Moment Between book trailer was the most watched trailer on Preview the Book website today. Not really sure that means anything, but it's fun all the same. If you haven't already seen it (or even if you have!), go check it out and keep that ranking high. :)

*Decided to go to Denver this summer for ICRS and the Christy Awards ceremony. After all, how often does your second book get nominated for an award? Gotta revel in it while I can.

*It's 87 degrees right now outside. We went from winter to summer with a tiny pit-stop at my favorite season, spring. Sigh. Though it is fun to wear shorts.

*Was playing at the park with my boys yesterday when a UPS truck slammed on the brakes and backed up. I recognized our friendly delivery man and had to laugh when he said, "I just stopped by your house and you weren't home. Can I give you your package now?" I signed for the box from our wine of the month club and used it as a table for our McDonalds lunch. I love small town life.

*Kinda crabby that all the images on my older posts are AWOL. Is that a blogger problem? Do I have to re-download every single photo? Oh, that would make me mad. But I'm a perfectionist. I'd do it.

*Currently addicted to Wheat Thins Great Plains Multigrain Toasted Chips. That's a mouthful. Avoid them at all costs if you love your waistline.

*Got bit by our rabbit, Dustbunny, yesterday. Didn't know rabbits bit. Wondering if little gray fluffball could have rabies... No foaming at the mouth, but all the same...

Hope the sun is shining where you are!


  1. Wow - I am half way through A Moment Between (I was fortunate enough to get an ARC) and it is just BLOWING me away. I love it. All of it. The prose, the characters, the way you interweave it all together. I look forward to reading it every evening! I can't imagine anybody not loving this book!

    I love your new blog layout by the way. Very cool. :)

  2. Thanks so much, Katie! You made my day.


  3. I enjoyed your ramblings. I really really enjoy your blogs and your books. You have such a way of expressing yourself that is so keen and so fluid and melodic. I desire such a gift. I've been toying with the idea of writing a novel, although I am not formally trained nor have I attended one single workshop on doing so. I attempted something earlier this week and I just couldn't get the fire going..I know anything worthwhile doing takes time, effort and money. My problem is I want to be good without any effort! But I will continue to enjoy your words and let you be my muse. Maybe the spark will ignite and I'll actually find myself doing it.

  4. I promise I'm not stalking you. :) I am almost finished with The Moment Between. I've loved every minute of the read and often catch myself smiling at the way you string words together. I look forward to posting a review on my blog when I'm finished. I told my husband I have a new favorite author. Awesome stuff Nicole!