Saturday, February 14, 2015
Canon Fodder - Valentine's Day
This was a day for warm shirts and slippers - not formal wear.
It was a busy week - Saving Grace - A Story of Adoption got its final round of chapter by chapter editing before being put into one manuscript to go back to Gigi for a final review then off to the publisher next week. 80,000 words and 56 chapters - we're looking for a late May publication (I'm still working on the cover design). The Book of Barkley sold out at Amazon after being featured on the cover of Kirkus Review with a stellar review and the publisher is whisking them more. This second book - I wrote for my daughter and if no one but she reads it--- I'm OK, it's a story for her and penning it was quite cathartic.
The rest of the week - well, not so smooth. It started with the vacuum at the crash pad suddenly spitting hair back OUT - even with a new bag. I brought it back to the Range with me for a Suck-ectomy.
This was inside. Partner just looked at me and all I could say was "3 glasses of wine, an exploding squeaky toy that moo'd and type A redhead with a strong cleaning drive."
I don't know why we keep having so much hair around here.
Yes, because Mom made homemade croissants for Valentine's Day Breakfast.
It was a good Valentine's. Simple is better.. We agreed, like Christmas, no expensive gifts. We're not real big on the whole "Hallmark Holiday" kind of holidays. (though I did get him a bottle of Bitters on "Sweetest Day".)
For Partner it would be easy - some little fun things to nibble on for him.
Well NOT the soap for nibbling. The soap is from Horse Creek Soap Company -hand crafted by a young lady who is friends with the Farm Family of Blogorado and who makes THE best goatsmilk soap and lotion. Partner likes to use it to shave with as it's so very silky and rinses clean This is "Bay Rum". I have "Fresh Snow" in my shower which smells particularly yummy and unlike a lot of scented soaps is mild to wash with. . . well. . head to toe. You know, some soaps you can clean the sedan with it but you don't dare wash the Mini Cooper with it. These soaps are perfect and last a long time.
I couldn't resist the "box of chocolates" but I think Partner liked the fresh baked cookies better.
Even Abby for a new plushie toy (don't disembowel this one, OK?)
He was making me this.
Posted by Brigid at 3:28 PM