Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Some weeks are just better than others...

Nothing to whine about today. No venting. No ranting. Instead, I've had a run of good days lately, leaving me in an uncharacteristically good mood.

Hmmm. How odd.

Odd enough that I thought I'd share *why* I'm in such high spirits. (And, for once, it has nothing to do with spirits of the alcoholic variety!)
In no particular order...

1. My beloved Vols beat Kentucky in a nail-biting 4th overtime. My apologies to my blue-blooded CP, but what can I say-- GO BIG ORANGE!

2. We convinced AC to clean out her toy box, closet, and bedroom, resulting in a HUGE pile of toys to be given away. Clearing the clutter is a wonderful thing. I feel the feng-shui energy flowing better already. My closet will be the next decluttering project...

3. My mom and aunt made a wonderfully tasty Thanksgiving meal. A meal I don't have to cook or clean up after is enough to make me very happy. For it to be tasty is just a bonus!

4. I got the chance to catch up with my cousins, whom I haven't seen in ten years. (We were caught in the crossfire of a Big Family Drama.) It was a wonderful reunion and I cried a bit. (Okay, so some of the the limbs of my family tree aren't what exactly you'd call emotionally healthy. Got any nuts on your family tree? Thought so.) I now know where they are, so another ten years won't pass before I get to see them again.

Kandy, Kimberly, Kristy
(See any family resemblance? Nah, me neither.)
(Because my mother will want this clarified--the Big Family Drama wasn't from *her* side of the family)

5. Presents! As I celebrate my 29th birthday, I've received wonderful presents. I like presents. Presents are fun and good. One especially good present came from my mother in law:

I completely adore it! First of all, I love purses. I'm a bit of a handbag whore. Secondly, that's DG's family tartan, which happens to be very Christmassy and therefore perfect for holiday parties. And it has red fuzzy trim! What's not to love?

6. This, my friends, is quite possibly the best mood-enhancer of them all:

That is a picture of my former Work in Progress. It's done! Printed, packaged and ready to head to New York. I'll hit the post office this afternoon while AC is in dance class. To borrow a phrase from my friend Kelley St. John: Ding! Dong! The book is gone! I can now face the holidays without a book hanging over my head.

So, how's your mood today? Any good news you'd like to share?



A special giveaway for Kims And Those Who Love Them

I get a lot of books sent to me--for reviewing, as thank yous, etc--plus I've pick up some at booksignings. Shelf space is at a premium at Casa PC, and I really need to clear some books out. But the thing is, they've been inscribed to me--at least with my name. I can't give inscribed books to the used book store; it just seems wrong. (And it's not that I don't appreciate the gifts; I just don't have the space for all of them.) But I never could figure out how to give them away as blog prizes--who would want books inscribed to "Kim?" Then the answer hit me--other people named Kim or those lucky folks who have Kims in their lives.

So, if you're a Kim (or love a Kim and want to gift them with a book), email me. Actual Kims get first dibs; then I'll go down the list for those with Kims on their Christmas lists. There are several books to be had, and I'll give away until they're gone.


KimW said...

Congrats on your luck of good days and good luck on your book! My name is really Kim. How cool!

Jen said...

Woohoo! Yay for you on finishing the book!!! That's wonderful. And I seriously LOVE the purse. Happy Birthday to you. ;)

KimW said...

Oh, I forgot the most important message...Happy Birthday to you!!I love that purse, too.

Rhonda Nelson said...

Kim! The purse! The purse is *so* you!!!

Lynn Raye Harris said...

Cool purse! Happy Birthday and yay on the book being out the door! :) I understand about BFDs. My brother didn't speak to us for about 8 years over a BFD. It happens. Why is it usually something stupid, btw? :)

Smarty Pants said...

Happy Birthday!

Doesn't it make you feel uneasy when everything is going well? Makes me worry that something bad is about to happen.

Brilliant idea on the book giveaway. Wonder how many readers we have with my name...?

Playground Monitor said...

29th birthday, huh? ;-)

My husband's family is in the midst of a BFD. I hate BFD's. They are terrible for your blood pressure, but great on the Christmas budget. The current one cut three gifts off my list. My bad.

I saw the purse in person and it's faboo!

Good news? I think I finished my Christmas shopping yesterday. Now I just have to wrap the gifts and mail a few boxes. Oh and there's the Christmas cards. And cleaning for a party (unless I win the Merry Maids radio contest and MM does it for me - keep your fingers crossed for me).


Instigator said...

Happy Birthday, PC!

I'm a little green over the purse - it's beautiful!! I know you'll enjoy it :-)


Anonymous said...

cool yep i am a KIM h, an d i will be turning 29 too, on thursday. how cool is that. WTg KIM LOL.

kim h

Darling Geek said...

Happy Birthday!

Barbara Vey said...

Happy Birthday!! Ah...29, I remember it well.

Nothing better than presents...birthdays or otherwise.

And good luck to all the Kims out there.

Smarty Pants said...

Everytime I read BFD, I don't read Big Family Drama but something very different...like those Garfield posters where he'd say "Big Fat Hairy Deal" - but uglier. Although, amounts to the same thing when you get down to it.

29 Forever!

Cherie J said...

Happy Birthday to you! Love that purse. So cool!

robynl said...

what addy do we use to contact you PC; thanks. I have a Kim in my family.

Pat L. said...

Happy Bday.
I am not a kim nor do I know a Kim, boohoo, but if you run out of people to choose, count me in. LOL.

catslady said...

I'm with Pat. I cannot tell a lie -but I wouldn't care if the inscription was wrong either just in case you run out of Kim's or people who know them. My birthday is on the 29th if that's any help lol. Happy 29th birthday and to Kim H. too!!

Problem Child said...

robynl--you can use problemchild@writingplayground.com

And I'll fess up--it's the *anniversary* of my 29th birthday.

Pam H. said...

Happy Birthday, CP! The bag from mil is "purse-fect". Good luck with the book--it's a winner:-) Wish I could say the same about your Vols---but, alas, they just lucked out;-)


Carol said...

Happy Birthday!

The only Kim I know is a neighbor of my mothers. She is also a friend of my daughter-in-laws. They used to work together. Does that count? lol

Anonymous said...

happy biday to me 29th lol
kim h

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Catslady and Kim H!

catslady said...

Thanks Carol :)