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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Take a Deep Breath

Sometimes I feel like I'm just running and running and can't stop. And yet, I always have the prevailing sense that I'm not getting enough done. Yeah, I know.

As you probably all know from reading, I'll be starting a new job on Monday. I'm really looking forward to it, but I'm starting to get very nervous. And I'm trying to maximize the rest of my time off here. I jokingly told my sister that I wasn't going to sleep for the next week, that way I could have more time to get things done. Jokingly, but when I thought about it, that would have been another 56 hours. And since my sleep has been seriously lacking in the effectiveness department for the past few years (well, not totally true because I'm sure I'd be even more out of it if it was completely ineffective) that's a lot of time that I could use for other things.

And I'm scatterbrained over here, too! I spent most of today burning a hole in my bank account, I mean Christmas shopping. I ended up with a mess of unrelated stuff for everyone. Yeah, they're going to look at their gifts and wonder what I was thinking this year. I got home with it all and started boxing it up to wrap and then ended up in here doing this. Supper has not been started, but since I didn't eat until 3, I'm guessing that it's not going to be much of an issue.

And in the midst of it all, I have to stop, take a breath, and treat myself to some fun reads. Have to in order to keep my sanity. I even hit the bookstore yet again for another addition to the TBR stack (only I plan on taking this new book on the plane next week).

Yesterday I finished up a sweet romance title that was super fun to read. It was Lori Wilde's The Sweethearts' Knitting Club (just released on Tuesday, so run out and grab a copy). In the book, Wilde uses a real Texas town as the inspiration for the fictional Twilight, the setting for this and at least one more upcoming title, The True Love Quilting Club (I gotta say, I'm really looking forward to seeing these characters return).

Flynn MacGregor has always taken care of those around her, and has a history of neglecting her own dreams as a result. In high school, she fell hard for bad boy Jesse Calloway, but their budding romance was cut short when Jesse was arrested and sent to prison. Since then, Flynn has been on and off with the local sheriff, Beau Trainer. In spite of Beau's many requests, Flynn has managed to hold off on marriage, until now. Beau has finally given her an ultimatum, marry him or it's over. But just when she's finally ready to give in, Jesse returns to town and Flynn finds herself torn between the two.

Wilde is an award-winning and bestselling author with over 40 books to her name, and counting. Impressive, to say the least. And The Sweethearts' Knitting Club is fantastic. I mean it, fantastic! If you're looking for a heartwarming read that will truly make you forget your worries, this is it.

1 comment:

Vickie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!