A good friend and I have birthdays within a few weeks of each other, and this year we thought it might be fun to celebrate by visiting a psychic. I looked at it more as entertainment and great blog post material. My daughter referred to her as "the fortune teller," and I had no great expectations, although some winning lottery numbers would be nice.
We’d found our psychic the way most people find their psychics- she’d left her business card in a gift shop that sells crystals and incense and other stuff that would guarantee zen by centering my chakras and balancing my aura … or is it balancing my chakras and centering my aura?
I called to schedule a session and was surprised by two things:
Had I been quicker on my feet, I would have given her a fake name because let’s face it, if you google me there’s a lot you can find out. My skepticism grew by leaps and bounds. But here’s the thing - I told her I was bringing a friend - no name or other information given on my plus one. My litmus test was set.
When we arrived for our appointment, we discovered that our psychic was also a medium. That's right. She talks to dead people. This notion actually intrigued me because I'm certain my last house had a ghost. His name was Martin Van *** and he was the prior owner of the home before he passed away. Apparently that's what happens when you buy a home from a dead guy. I eventually sold that house, but because it takes me multiple faux pas to learn a lesson, I then went on to buy ANOTHER house from a ANOTHER dead guy. It's true. All of this inspired me to write the ghost story I'm currently working on … crazy right? One day I'll blog about it all, but for now, let's get back to the psychic/medium before my Monday Mind goes off track again.
You all want to know what happened right?
Or maybe I should call this post: This is Me NOT Multi-Tasking, as I've been trying to find time to write a post all day. And it's not because I'm so insanely busy that I haven't had time. Okay, I'm a little insanely busy, but I had time. Plenty. I'm just horrible at multi-tasking. Do you want to know what I'm not horrible at? Going down rabbit holes. That's right. Because each time I started writing this post, it was with the best intentions. I even had an interesting topic: Re-discovering Jane Austen. But then my mind went a little off track and this is sort of what happened:
Now here I am, fed, caffeinated, up to date on emails and other work, and not in the mood to fold laundry. And I now have a blog post with a list of things I accomplished today … multi-tasking in my non-multi-tasking way. Maybe I'll even write blog posts on those other topics that crossed my mind at some point. Maybe.
Thanksgiving has been over and done for a few days now, but it still lingers in my Monday Mind. I'd been planning for Thanksgiving for a while. Not just the day, but the entire week surrounding it. It was a week when my parents would be stopping by en route to/from my brother's house, my youngest son would have off from school, my aunt would be staying with us, my oldest son would be venturing in and out, and my daughter would be coming home from college. And it was a week when I'd be cooking a Thanksgiving meal.
While I was most definitely looking forward to all of those things, I'd prepared myself for the following:
Here's what really happened:
It's almost that crazy day after Thanksgiving when you shop 'til you drop - or if you're like me - do it all from your home computer without leaving your warm comfy house. Thank you Internet!
But today, I thought we'd kick it off early with a birthday sale to celebrate the big 5-0. No, it's not the blog or the books... it's um ... it's me, okay?
I'm 50 today, and since nobody gave me a choice in the matter, I've decided to embrace it … sort of … at the very least, I've decided to put all of the Kindle versions of my children's titles on sale. YAY! Some of my books, like my newest release Millicent Marie: Just My Opinion, have never been on sale. Just saying. So if you're planning on getting your child a new phone or tablet or other device at a Black Friday sale (or if they already have one), why not also load up a book or two or six and give the gift of reading while you're at it? And don't forget to check out the selection of audio books as well. The voices are SO fun! You can find everything at:
Sale prices are good through the holidays, so enjoy and thanks for helping me celebrate my birthday!
Today I'm so excited to tell you about the latest release from Lauren Clark. I'm a huge fan of Lauren's books, so when I heard she'd published a new book recently, I couldn't wait to read it. In addition to my review, which you'll find below, Lauren stopped by to answer a few questions and was gracious enough to offer an AMAZING giveaway, which you'll find at the bottom of this post. THANK YOU, LAUREN!
I read The World Breaks Everyone in just a few days. Here's what I thought about it...