Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Perfect Saturday :)

As we work on trying to build careers sometimes we as authors forget to stop and smell the roses. For the past few months I have been on a determinted mission to get on the ball with my carrer as an author. I have to admit that sometimes between being on the computer for countless hours a day to book signings and then more promotions I have been on this fast paced tredmaill that only stopped for a few hours of sleep each night. Except for my usual friday night date night I spend most of my time chained to my precious laptop.

Today I had a moment of clarity and made the decision to stop and smell the proverbial roses. I made today one of these great saturdays. The ones where everything makes you smile..The Perfect Saturday.

But I have to thank Crymsyn Hart for that becuase she was the one who made me think of it. To some who do not know Crym is one of my closest friends and fellow authors here in Charlotte. We had an excellent afternoon together, we ate lunch at the cheesecake factory (Of course I came home with cheescake..LOL) Then we came back to my home and watched the new Alien vs Predator movie. We left the books behind and just hung out and had fun. We laughed, talked about anything and everything and just enjoyed the day.

So after she went home I thought why not let this whole weekend be about relaxing and having fun?

I got up early and made everyone cinnamon buns and a great breakfast! Then me and the darling fiancee lounged around in bed until two in the afternoon. Just watching TV and well*ahem* Moving on!

We got up and went to pick up some items we knew would make the kids smile, plus a great kids dinner. Corn dogs and fries, ice cream for dessert to go along with The Bee Movie. For me and Robert dinner was sushi and steamed dumplings. Yummy!

We set up the tent outside on the grass and gave the kids their gift of waters guns and water shooters. And yes the mayhem ensued! Water, half naked kids and tons of screaming and yelling with glee..LOL. Later we are going to have movie night and then after the kids go to bed a little more mom and Robert time.

I'm glad I stopped and smelled the roses. It was not going to a theme park or an arcade or anything fancy. It was staying home with my babies and the love of my life, drinking a beer and just taking a deep breath. I think the rest of the weekend is going to be dedicated to that. The works in progess will wait until monday morning and work will be there too.

So now here are some pictures dedicated to our day. I am missing because mom was behind the camera. This day was not about me but the people who make me happiest in my life. My 'children of the corn' and my big daddy.

Hugs and Cheesecake!

The crew ready to play or being held hostage???

My little super model to be :)

Robert armed and ready..Do not point that at me!! LOL

Ok they keep coming close to me with that cold water..LOL..I have the camera!!

Robert and Fred safe from the water wars :)

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