LOOKIT: I'm here!
And you can't see it, but I totally just did a high kick, scissor jump with a full twist and a Mary Catherine Gallagher landing because of the excitement of it all! I love you, blog. *Reaches out and awkwardly hugs computer.* *Even more awkwardly, computer hugs back.*
Sorry I've been gone. Kinda, but not really. Something had to give, guys. And it was the blog. I have to write. I also apparently have to clean my house and feed my children and I don't know, DO STUFF with them when it's Spring Break. And I've kind of, sort of, been getting it all done. 1500 words a day. At least two clean rooms each day. I even disemboweled the 12-year-old's closet.
But guys: 1500 WORDS A DAY. And I fight for every single one of them.
But I had a crazy break through in the middle of this manuscript about how to write it (I already knew what I wanted to write) and for the first time ever, now on manuscript NUMBER SIX (because I'm a slow learner) I may not be 20,000 words over when I finish the first draft, begging for someone to club me and put me permanently out of my misery before I have to tackle revisions.
I am delighted.
I also thought I'd tell you about some random things that I am in no way being compensated to endorse, but I kind of like them, so you might too:
James's Australian stepmom thinks that kettle corn--and anything sweet and salty--is an abomination. I think that is weird. What is not weird but rather delicious are these (but don't have them in your house if you're dieting):
I have lots of cookbooks. This is the best one where every single thing has come out tasting YUMMY:
And the cool thing is that they have a blog where you can get the recipes for free. My favorite is the Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos (I could probably live on them), but I've also made the sweet-and-sour meatballs, coconut chicken fingers, spicy honey chicken, Natchitoches pies, steak fries, coconut rice, and carmelized green beans. Plus some other ones I forget. It's all easy and it's all good.
Lastly, I have, shall we say . . . an overabundance of booty (see above recommendation). But I like this brand of pants (Kut from the Kloth--let's all forgive them their stupid use of the letter K) because it works if you're bootyful:
I actually have these shorts. I'm wearing them right this second. Brittany has these shorts too. Don't wear them on the same day as her. Actually, that tip will probably beat any other tip I can give you so I'll stop right there.
Happy weekend, y'all!