Monday, May 28, 2012

How do you reward yourself?

Yesterday I tweeted about my word count for the year so far. I was pretty shocked to discover that despite the copious amount of time I waste doing things like adding up word count and surfing the web for pictures of my favorite snacks, I somehow managed to maintain the 1,000 word a day average I aspired to achieve at the beginning of the year. In fact I'm even a bit over.

As a reward for not slacking off as much as I thought I was, I'm taking it easy today [BBQ with friends and family] and I'm indulging in my new favorite guilty pleasure.

Chocolate and cookie mushrooms. OMG! I can't describe how much I love them. My husband found them at a local store and a couple of weeks ago he come home with five boxes for me. I stashed them in my home office and today I broke open a box.

If you want to try Chocorooms [and you should] you can get them at Five Below or, oddly enough, How do you reward yourself when you've reached a goal?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope everyone had a happy Mother's Day!

I spent my morning at the NYC Mineral and Gem Show. I could have spent a month wandering through all the vendor displays looking at rocks, fossils and beads...OMG, the beads!

I ended up buying myself a small dendrite...

It's a little sandstone slate with gorgeous markings on it that look like a painting of ancient plants. This picture is from Wikipedia, but mine looks similar. It makes me think of cave paintings.

After the show, I came home and actually took a nap in my new recliner on the deck! Of couse, all this relaxation means very little work got done today. So now I'm off to do some editing for novella #3 of my series.

The great news is, I now have completed cover art for novella #1 and #2 and #3 should be ready shortly. I can't wait to start unveiling them, but but my next project is a website and web design just stymies me.

Have a great evening eveyrone!