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March 24, 2010

I have to say, I have had just about the perfect Chapel Hill afternoon today. First, it was a gorgeous day, sunny and warm. Second, one of my favorite writers, Lee Smith, has a book of new and collected short stories out TODAY called Mrs. Darcy and the Blue Eyed Stranger . And finally, she was reading at one of my favorite bookstores, The Bull's Head on the UNC Campus, and I got to go. Score!

My friend Dana and I met on Franklin Street in front of the post office, which gave me major nostalgia...
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March 22, 2010

It's Monday morning, and I'm sitting here watching the sun come up over my backyard. I had SO much fun in New York, but really, the best kind of vacation is when you're happy there and equally happy to come back home. Which I was.

I got in on Thursday around noon, had a great lunch with a friend, then got some shopping in on Fifth Avenue (hello, Longchamp store!) before dinner with my editor. Then, on Friday morning, I got up and headed down to Times Square to geek out at the GMA studios. Regu...
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March 19, 2010

1. Yes, it's Friday and I am actually updating right this very second. Although I'm going to keep it quick, because I'm here in New York and am very soon about to walk down to Times Square to try to get a glimpse of Sam Champion on GMA. So far, I've had such a fun time, missing home aside, AND I got some shopping done yesterday which was just, like, a great bonus. Today is lunch with my Penguin folks, then the YA Teen Author events tonight at the New York Public Library. For those of you who ...
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March 16, 2010

I swear I am having one of those days where everything I do, technology-wise, seems to immediately self-destruct. My new phone suddenly won't sync with my computer (Oh, Centro, I miss you and your easy push-button Hotsync) I couldn't get my LJ client to start, and I am scared to even attempt to clean out my DVR in fear I'll blow it up entirely. My friend Lisa used to always say when things got wonky like this, Mercury must be in retrograde, but I don't have time to keep up with all that stuff...
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March 14, 2010

So it's 5:18 as I write this, but without Daylight Savings Time it's actually 4:18. I've been thrown off all day, as I usually am: it normally takes me a couple of days to stop thinking in terms of what time it really is versus what the clock says and vice versa. But in the end, all the confusion is worth it, because, well, it's SO LIGHT outside at 5:18. Which is a small comfort when I'm up at six but it's actually five. Oh, there I go again....

Was there basketball happening this weekend? I t...
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March 12, 2010

1. Yes, so I'm contemplating a name change for this, the last entry of the week. It seems kind of wrong to keep calling this The Friday Five when I am now usually updating on Thursday night. But honestly, the Weekend Five doesn't have that same alliteration. How about The Final Five? (Actually sounds kind of morbid.) Or I could switch things up entirely and call it The Thursday Thrice, cutting down on my work in the process. (Three for the price of...three?) I'll keep mulling on it. If you ha...
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March 10, 2010

Sometimes, the weather can be like a cure for what ails you. Today, I think that was literally true, for me anyway. Not only do I finally have my energy and ability to sleep without coughing non-stop back, but it was a GORGEOUS warm, sunny day, the kind that restores your faith in, well, everything. We went to playgroup, then to the park, where we soaked up sun, ran around, and went down the slide face-first for the first time (well, not me, but Sasha, although I was with her in spirit). Ther...
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March 8, 2010

Hi.

I know, you just don't know WHEN to expect me these days, do you? I am full of surprises.

Anyway, when I last updated, I reported that I was fighting a "full on something," instead of what I initially thought was a cold. Well, after an ongoing fever and having crazy chills, insane aches, and coughing up a lung, my husband finally dragged me to the doctor, who reported I had either "a mild bronchitis" or "an upper respiratory infection," or maybe both, as they might be the same thing. I was ...
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March 4, 2010

1. Okay, so this is probably going to not be the best blog entry, as the cold I was fighting became a full on SOMETHING last night. You know the drill: all stuffed up, feeling achy, and a fever, which came on this afternoon and is now, finally, succumbing to Tylenol. I spent the entire afternoon splayed out in bed, unable to sleep but also unable to get up, just in this weird half-awake state. Ugh. But I AM feeling better, so hopefully by tomorrow I'll be all past this. In the meantime, is an...
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March 2, 2010

This may be a short entry, if only because I've been battling toddler tantrums all day and am pretty much spent. I feel like I've been lucky, so far, in that my daughter is not a big fit-thrower. She's only splayed herself on the floor or gone boneless in public a couple of times, and can usually be distracted and rerouted when she starts to whine about something she wants or wants to do. That said, the last couple of days have been trying. It seems like EVERYTHING is causing her to freak out...
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