Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm back - my laptop is healed

I'm back! My sick laptop is healed and my faith in Dell Computers is restored! yayyy! They did everything possible to make sure I was happy with them and I appreciate that.

So, now that I've been laptopless for two days, I have to catch up (GMR's desktop is too slow for me, so didn't do much on it at all). I still need to get my Community Coffee Talk here, and the contest, and, since I didn't work on Secret Graces for two days - lawd be! Nor did I work on Rose & Thorn work - lawdy!

I tell you what, though, it was kind of nice to be unhooked from the laptop. I had coffee on the couch (as I told y'all below), and I cleaned out my closet(!); I went through a stack of papers I'd been promising to go through for weeks(months); and et cetera. It was rather relaxing - and that leads me to the belief I need to unhook more often.

So, what are your plans for the weekend?

I will be in Greenville, South Carolina -seven authors/poets will be at two bookstores tomorrow, Saturday 11/21 - As The Page Turns & The Book Gallery. We'll be talking, signing books, meeting readers. The Greenville Journal put a notice in their paper, so I'm hoping we have a good turn out. Here are the authors/poets involved:

• Dawn Cusick's wonderful children's science books are fun,
colorful, and chockful of fascinating facts.
• Angela Dove's riveting account of a 'real-life' homicide and its aftermath is keeping readers mesmerized all over the country.
• Jayne Jaudon Ferrer's charming gift books about family life will touch your heart and make you laugh out loud.
• Emily Sue Harvey's inspiring story of a family divided, then reunited, is perfect for the holidays.
Kathryn Magendie's powerful debut novel about family secrets, ghosts, lost innocence, and love will leave you breathless and begging for more.
• Terry Rollins' tales take you into the lives of military wives
as they deal with everything from protocol and pregnancy to self-esteem and separation.
• Mark Washburn's guide to finding the love of your life will improve your relationship whether you're dating, engaged, or long married.

So, go DO the Day and have a great weekend... I leave you with sweet Norah Kathryn --if this isn't the sweetest photo, I don't know what is! All together now: AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW


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Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWW Now That Is Sweet !!!
Good luck at your signing, you should get ALL the attention at this one! :) LOVE YOU GIRLIE !!!!:)

Deb Shucka said...

So, it's official, your granddaughter is an angel!

Have fun at the book thing. Sure wish I could be there. :-)

Sandra Leigh said...

I can just see you grinning as you read that blurb - "breathless and begging for more" - Woo-hoo!

And yes, I did say AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Jessica said...

Oooh, "breathless and begging for more" Woot!

Glynis said...

An Angel child!! What an amazing photograph!
I have unplugged more just lately, I had become a little frantic on the keyboard. Flitting from website to blog etc. was becoming a chore and not a pleasure. I have read more and organised papers so my desk can see daylight again.
As DH said, writing is not surfing the web pretending to research. He is right, shoes have nothing to do with my ms - LOL.
Tender Graces arrived in Cyprus today,I am looking forward to curling up with it at the weekend.

Karen said...

Kathryn, now what was your post about? I just can't take my eyes off that angelic picture. She is wonderful. :)

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

What a sweetheart...the angelic too!!

My weekend is getting my hubby ready to leave on a nine day trip...without!!! And then it's do whatever I want, whenever I want, which will, without a doubt, be writing!!! How exciting!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Won't bore ya with my weekend plans. LOL Wish I was up there right.......NOW!

Love that little angel Boop.

Marguerite said...

Glad you got your laptop fixed and hope your signing goes well. I'll be baking, this weekend, for Thanksgiving, and maybe dancing a little, too. Have a great weekend, sha! What a little angel!

Patience-please said...

Have a BLAST at your signing! Yes, that photo is just AWWWWWWWWWWW inspiring!

Barry said...

Yep, that was one cute babe.

Good luck at the signing. We have nothing planned for the weekend, not knowing how well I would be after my recent chemo. But I'm fine so we are just casting around for some ideas for places to go, people to see.