Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thoughtful About . . . Feelin ' It

Giveaway - Last day to enter for Sarah Sundin's A Distant Melody
Giveaway of Stray Drop - at the fabulous Jennifer Taylor's blog


First, a funny story. Over the weekend we went to the big St. John's vs. Naval Academy Croquet Tournament . . . yeah, only Johnnies or Annapolitans have a clue what that is, LOL. Suffice it to say that the entire front campus is covered with picnic blankets and lawn chairs, people dressed in fun hats and dresses and suits, and a generally fun day.

Anyway. At one point I look over at Xoe, who is standing in the middle of our picnic blanket and facing . . . no one. Nothing. Except an older woman who's standing a few feet away, watching the game. Now, picture my little golden-haired girl here--hip cocked out, hand on it, other hand in that classic "posing" gesture down her leg. And she just stood there, waiting, until the older woman finally looked down at her, smiled, and commented on how pretty she looked. And which point she simpered, grinned, waved, and ran back to me. It was all I could do not to laugh out loud. Amazing how a girl so impatient about everything else can stand so still for so long to await some praise. LOL.

On other topics, I'm happy to report that after a rather nasty relapse of the flu symptoms yesterday (totally blame those spicy green beans I should have known better than to eat on Tuesday!), I'm feeling quite the thing today. Of course, my diet is going to stay bland for the next few days. No question.

In that brief stretch of time when I was feeling well this week, I was debating titles for my new book. A few people mentioned Just Another Wife sounded too modern, which is a thought I'd had before too, though some others thought it perfect. I'm going for 100% "WOW!" here, though, so I've been thinking of new ones.

I came up with quite a few, but the one to lead the way with my critique partners is . . . Jewel of Persia. What's everyone think?


  1. I would say I love it, but what do I know? :)
    Glad you're feeling better!
    Cute story about Xoe; did you say she takes after you? :)

  2. You know plenty, Carole! And Xoe sure doesn't take after her father in that respect, so I guess I'm the guilty gifter of that particular trait, LOL.