Thursday, February 12, 2009


Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake. ~Author Unknown

Check out Tess Gerritsen's blog post: Writing books can make you fat.



DD got an intro to the Body Shop yesterday. Back when I was footloose and fancy free (read: SINGLE) I used to practically live in that place. I didn't realize how much I missed and how much I can't justify spending that much money on lotion now. LOL...

Still, we did buy some things. I paid for some, but DD had to pay for part. She only had $20, which doesn't go very far there. She really wanted the pink grapefruit body scrub, but didn't want to spend the money. I wanted the Satsuma body butter, but didn't want to spend the money.

We compromised by getting four bars of soap: two pink grapefruit and two satsuma. And DD bought exfoliating gloves (to use in lieu of the body scrub).

But, man-oh-man... if I won the lottery? I'd go to town!!


It's raining. In mid-February. A couple of weeks ago, we had near record-breaking cold temps and tons of snow. Today it's raining. And then the temps are supposed to plunge again over the weekend. Fun, fun, fun...


I'm working like crazy on my fantasy... I really need to update my word count on the side bar over there ------>

It's been great, but I don't know if I have enough story to get to my goal of 65k. I guess we'll see. I'm feeling like I only have 15 - 20k left, give or take, which will give me about 50k. That's not good.

I did think of one thing I need to add in to what I've already written. I need my heroine to get a little training in using her gift. She's pretty much self-taught at this point, but I'm going to need her to be more controlled in a situation that's coming up, and it won't work if she hasn't gotten at least SOME help.

Hey, did I ever upload the collage here? I don't think I did -- I think I only put it at the JaNoWriMo blog.

Check it out:

It's a really intense story. Very unlike me. I wonder where it's all coming from?

Anyway, I still have 45 mins to write, so I'm off!

Have a great day.



Ceri Hebert said...

I'm looking forward to finding out more about your fantasy. I'm not looking forward to plunging temps.

Amy said...

The Body Shop. I can't go in there because I get overwhelmed by all the perfumy scents. But I do love their lip enhancer.

After buying the soaps, did you ask for samples of the things you like? Or if they had travel sizes?

At least it's not snowing, but living in the PNW, I know that rain + plunging temps = ICE. Take care.

Melissa said...

I used to go there for their glycerine soaps, the banana shampoo they discontinued and the henna for hair. I haven't been in one in years though.

Tori Lennox said...

I imagine I'd have much the same trouble as Amy in The Body Shop.

Good going on the writing!!!

Shelley Munro said...

I love visiting the Body Shop. In NZ they have a loyalty program which works out really well. They keep me informed about all their sales and specials. They have a sale on body butter so I really must visit and stock up. I also like LUSH. I'm glad the nearest one is a bother to get to otherwise I'd be very poor! :)

Keri Mikulski said...


Hope you were able to get a ton done. :)

Brandy said...

I can't shop at The Body Shop, though it seems quite nice. I'm allergic to lanolin and shea butter. *G* Not to mention strong perfumes.
Sounds as though you know what you need to add. I hope everything works out for you!

Have a wonderful day!

Dru said...

Count me as another who can't go into The Body Shop.

I'm glad to hear that you're loving your story and I hope you're able to get that word count in so that it can be submitted.

I hope you had a pleasant day.

Charity said...

I haven't been to The Body Shop in just about forever. It's also a place where Miss B would probably go wild.

ddurance said...

I used to get catalogs for The Body Shop. I love their stuff, really natural and light appealing fragrances.


groovyoldlady said...

I'm not as tempted to nosh if I drink hot beverages while I work...