I feel like celebrating.
I’d bring out the champagne, except that I’m not actually quite finished with the book yet. I’m waiting for the girls to get into pajamas so I can get settled in for the night, but in the last twenty minutes, Sadie has managed to take only one arm out of her shirt. Rosie succeeded in taking all of her clothes, but then she put them back on again backwards and is calling them her pajamas.
We’re getting there.
But even though I’ve got a few more days of work on this thing, I’m ready to celebrate now. I’m almost there–I’m just checking for commas and spaces and making sure that I wrote “farmers market” instead of “farmer’s market” every time. I’m so close. Let’s start now.
Because I’m thinking the secret to these days might just be more celebrating! There are plenty of excuses. Like, it’s Thursday night! And less than two weeks until Spring! And my parents and Maia moved in and it’s working out wonderfully! Even the cats are getting along!
Any good celebration involves a present or two, so I asked my friend Caroline if she she would help out. She’s an artist, and she makes some of my favorite jewelry. She’s doing some pieces with bakelite right now that might just have to be my end of book splurge. Last year, Joey bought me a Caroline necklace for my birthday, and it’s the only necklace I wear. It’s a little pearl that looks like a bird on wire, and it’s up there in that photo on top of my draft. I thought they’d like to pose together, that necklace and that draft. They’re celebrating together.
So the good news is that Caroline said Yes! She said that she would love to give a $40 to one of you to spend in her etsy store. She’s always up for a celebration, that Caroline.
So if you’re up for one too, let me know! Are you celebrating? What’s your excuse?
I’ll keep the comments open until, Tuesday March 15 at midnight. I’ll finish my book by that night, and then I’ll announce the winner. So let’s do it! Let’s get started!
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