I'm supposed to be writing but I'm taking a break to pop in here and say hi and happy humpday. I hate that term, humpday, so I'm not sure why I'm saying it here. This particular humpday is, for me, very busy because we have dental appointments this afternoon. My mom is a dental hygienist so I'm not supposed to hate going to the dentist, but I do. And I really hate taking myself and 3 children and spending hours in the tiny little waiting room. But it's the best way to do it-- all in one fell swoop. At least it always seems that way until I'm actually doing it. And I have to go to the grocery store. And get the comforter from the dry cleaner because the dog threw up on it. And mail some packages. But not until I get my writing word count accomplished for the day. Later I get to run a child to soccer and somehow feed my people dinner. I'm tired already.
The good news is that this weekend I get to go to Sunset Beach and participate in the Strawberry and Wine Fest at Silver Coast Winery. I'll be there most of the day Saturday, meeting people and signing books. And hanging with the lovely people from the Old Bridge Preservation Society and my fave bookstore, Pelican Books. I'm looking forward to that and also to spending time in my hotel getting more writing done. I'm heading into the homestretch with this latest Sunset Beach novel and it's nice to know I'm going to be there writing so I can inject some real-time atmosphere into it.
Here is a recipe I got from my friend Cadie, who has an amazing story and is now using it to help others. Check out her website at VDP Coaching.
Heath Bar Dip
1 large heath bar
1 carton of whipped cream cheese.
Break heath bar into tiny pieces.
Combine with whipped cream cheese. Serve with apples or pears.
And also? I made this Caramel Cake for my son's birthday on Monday and let me tell you it is "stick your face in it" good. And because it uses a white cake mix as the base it is fast and easy too. It is not a good thing that it is sitting on my kitchen counter as I type, calling my name. My kids are supposed to eat these sweet treats in much shorter order so their mother is not tempted to partake while they're at school. That was the deal we made. They have not indulged fast enough this time. I might make them eat it tonight. Caramel cake at gunpoint. I'm sure that won't cause any food issues in their later years, will it?
And that is all I have to share. Now you're wondering why I bothered and remembering that promise I made not to post unless I had something worthwhile to say. You're thinking I broke that promise already, aren't you?