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April 12, 2016

It began, of course, with packing. And after checking the weather forecast, packing a lot of sweaters. The packing also includes a couple cases of champagne, a BIG Bag ‘o Fabulous prizes, a scoreboard, books and many other necessary goodies for a week of fun with girls. Then there’s the drive up which included passing the new, sweeping, seriously gorgeous entrance twice. Then there’s arrival when everything related to reality just falls away with one big sigh. This is Drunken Spa Girls Week...
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Published on April 12, 2016 09:24 • 155 views

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The Obsession is here — andthis is the thread to discuss anything and everything about it!

Spoilers are very much allowed here so consider yourself warned. :)

Laura

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Published on April 12, 2016 04:33 • 203 views

April 9, 2016

Thursday, April 7

Dear Diary,

Today we tried something brand new: Create & Sip. We actually left Command Central in the late afternoon to try our hands at painting while drinking wine. I’d done it here in January with our pal Nicole. and we had such a good time we used the tried-and-true method of peer pressure to make it happen.

I’d herded the squirrels to a group decision on what to paint beforehand so our instructor was ready to guide us through the process. Two hours of laughter, self-c...

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Published on April 09, 2016 04:38 • 110 views

April 7, 2016

Sunday, April 3

Dear Diary:

Nora’s SUVwas so packed on the way to the spa I had to sit in the narrowest seat and hold back the deluge of stuff sliding about with my left shoulder! But since I didn’t have to drive and the first treatment loomed, I held back my complaints with heroic inner fortitude.

We arrived as hordes of guests were leaving. Excellent! More room for the Spa Girls.

Before any of us even unpacked, the empty scoreboard went to its place of honor on the fireplace. Did I mention...

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Published on April 07, 2016 04:45 • 137 views

April 3, 2016

is about to begin. The minute I finish this blog, I’ll head for the shower, get dressed, slap some makeup on a face that hasn’t seen any throughout winter hibernation. My strong, considerate husband will load the rest of my stuff in the car. 20160403_100306 I’ll have timed it fairly well to the arrival of my traveling companions, Laura and Mary Kay. Then we’re off. Off to girl week, spa week, Drunken Spa Girl Week. Friends, pampering, exercise, laugh, games, prizes, cookies, and courtesy of Mary Kay two nig...
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Published on April 03, 2016 11:17 • 299 views

March 28, 2016

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The Bay of Signs release date (June 14) is getting closer — only 77 days to go! To tide you over, here’s a look at the first chapter: Bay of Sighs, Chapter 1.

Enjoy!
Laura

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Published on March 28, 2016 10:56 • 218 views

March 27, 2016

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…with a Parker photobomb.

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Published on March 27, 2016 13:25 • 257 views
Birds sing this morning, and the pink blossoms still fill the view out my bedroom window. When I let the dogs out–and yelled at the herd of deer all but standing on my back patio–I stepped out into cool air. But spring cool, not that bitter bite of winter. I think we made it! April snows happen, and I wouldn’t bet against another frost or two, but on this Easter Sunday, spring rules. On Friday after work, post work-out, I poured myself a well-deserved glass of wine and took a walkabout wit...
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Published on March 27, 2016 08:49 • 81 views

March 20, 2016

Today we celebrate the change from dark to light, the earth’s rebirth. It may be a chilly 32 degrees out there in my world at this moment, but the spring equinox is all about hope and potential. This turning, for me, is a lovely reminder that all things come around again. And beauty will bloom. Whether you dance around the fire in tribute to The Horned God or check out those seed catalogues, whether you carry palms after Sunday Mass or plant some pansies, today the world shifts. And in the...
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Published on March 20, 2016 09:26 • 270 views

March 13, 2016

For the past several weeks, I’ve been house hunting–publishing houses, that is. While publishing’s a business, a house is still a home, and moving is stressful, complicated–and for a creature of routine like myself–just fraught. Exciting, too, because once you work through the fraught, there are new possibilities, a fresh page, a new start. There were changes in the house I worked with, lived in, was part of for more than twenty years, and with those changes I no longer felt at home there....
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Published on March 13, 2016 07:20 • 595 views