White petals dancing in the breeze hot summer sun, if you please, lend a gentle whisper as if to tease all of the buzzing bees that gather around flowers such as these with such efficient ease while I brush the soil from my knees close my eyes and wait to sneeze
We went out to eat lunch at one of our favorite seafood places. After that, I did a little exploring for the weekend hashtag project at Instagram. Found some pretty cool stuff. I'll share those throughout the week.
An early birthday cupcake for the youngest. Bought an ice cream cake for tomorrow (the actual birthday), and cupcakes for a little early celebration. I think I was the only one excited about the cupcakes. Oh well, more for me.
I took this today when we went out to eat. I'd edited the picture in Instagram and posted it there. I wanted to edit the original a different way using one of my favorite photo editing sites, but for some reason the editor thing wasn't working. This is the original, in all its weird shadows and uncropped glory.
When I was typing the post title for this entry, I accidentally typed 'weekend recrap'. Freudian slip? The weekend itself wasn't bad, but the crap part could be attributed to the way I feel after drinking an iced coffee. I tried one for the first time yesterday. Had another one today. I get really amped up, and the crash is horrible. No more iced coffee for me? Bummer. They taste sooo good.
I also bought a CD on itunes over the weekend. Run Wolves Run by Sean Hayes. I'm totally in love with the song "When We Fall In." Eargasmic! I just noticed that he has a new CD coming out next month. Yay!
Went to watch Bourne Legacy last night. Not my favorite kind of movie, but the husband wanted to see it, so we went. Here are a few I do want to see: Hope Springs, ParaNorman, and Hotel Transylvania.
And, I bought a new book. I'd seen "Wake" by Amanda Hocking at the store the other day. The pretty, pretty cover had me wondering what it was about. I didn't get it then, but I did pick it up on a return trip today.
Good food, music, and books. All in all, not a bad weekend.
Making good use of the wait to get a table when we went out to eat for dinner this evening at a favorite mexican restaurant. I'd never noticed this bench with a bright orange cushion and colored boards around it. Maybe it was new, I don't know. Perfect for the photo of the day.
I received a goody in the mail today! A friend of mine went to the RWA (Romance Writers of America) conference in Anaheim, was lucky enough to meet both Nora Roberts and Jill Shalvis, and got me an autographed copy of "Lucky in Love" by Jill.
It was a rough start to the morning. Oddly enough, it had nothing to do with writing. Because I needed to destress quickly, I had the strongest pull to choose music as a way to fix this. I chose Ellie Goulding's Lights. It's not often that I buy a CD and love every song on it, but this one I do. She has an amazing voice. I'm going to play it over and over while I write, and even when I'm not writing. I have a sort of eclectic taste in music. She's totally different for me, and I'm thankful to KeyRawr for sharing this artist with me!
I took this picture this past weekend. These chairs make me think of two things: (1) I just need to sit in my chair and write, and (2) I need a solo vacation so very badly.