All About You (Krissie)

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Yeah, those look awful.  I need to work more with WordPress – like most people I just learn enough to make it work and then stop.  Anyway, the links are as follows:  Consumed (hot sex in Italy and an RV)  …  well, shit, I can’t make the links work.  Just go to Amazon.


And now, back to our scheduled program …

Hello, my darlings. It’s steaming hot! I live in Vermont for a number of reasons, and cooler weather is one of them, but every now and then we get a scorcher. Ugh.

So, I made progress last week. And then i got to play on the weekend – finished a regency dress for the AG doll and almost finished a dress for Ali the Fierce (my granddaughter). Back to work today, then pack, and tomorrow I head down to Crusie’s. She’s got another eye doctor appointment, and we’re going to see “Wonder Woman” and crochet and sew and talk and work. It’s going to be glorious.

I get to listen to the new Ilona Andrews book – the sequel to the one last summer, which I adored. OK, it would be nice if I had names. Lemme check. ah … BURN FOR ME was the first, and fabulous, and WHITE HOT is out now. Loved BURN FOR ME so much I’ve read it twice, and there are lots and lots of new books by great writers I could have read instead. So I’ll listen to WHITE HOT while I drive (after I finish up DIRTY by Kylie … Scott? Won the Audie for best romance and it’s good.)

So – writing books, reading books, sewing, coffee on the deck, great cats around me – life is good. Easy drives, visiting Crusie, Wonder Woman – life is even better. Gotta notice when things are going well. I have some nagging anxiety about Daniel and Tim (the kids) but it won’t do any good to be anxious, so I’m not thinking about it.

I’m just going to live my rich life and enjoy things.

How about you? Name three or four glorious things in your life that you can embrace. Hell, I suppose sewing isn’t that glorious but I love it, so for me it is.

And what’s on your agenda? I’ll try to take photos in NJ. Oh, and if anyone loves Richard Thompson (brilliant, wicked British musician) anywhere near as much as I do, Sirius XM is broadcasting a newly recorded concert today at noon on The Loft (my channel of choice).

But then, no one loves Richard Thompson as much as I do.

All About You (Krissie)

Photo on 6-1-15 at 9.45 AM Well, it’s been a week. Some splendid, some not so splendid, but then, life is like that. I really do prefer the splendid stuff.
My splendid stuff is that the glorious new book, CONSUMED BY FIRE, came out to excellent reviews and good numbers at Amazon (at least it seems to me that it’s doing better than anything else has). I love that book so much, and am so inured to disappointment that I have to be careful not to get too happy. Publishing is a bipolar business — you go from highs to lows in record time.
In fact, life itself is pretty bipolar (though despite rumors I am not, personally, bipolar. I suffer from bouts of depression, mostly with pretty good reason). But anyway, glorious things happen in life and then “bam” it’s disaster again. On Friday evening my son was doing well, working, feeling steady. By Saturday the job was gone and he was struggling, with no clear answers as to “what next?”
And I can’t fix it. Damn, why doesn’t someone just make me God? I’d take away free will and make everyone Stepford Wives, smiling all the time.
No, I wouldn’t. Bad things happen, but it’s hard to appreciate the good if you don’t have something to compare it to. I’d just like a little less comparison, thank you very much.

This week is up in the air. Pretty sure I’m going to get to see Mini-me down in New Hope, PA, and with luck Richie will come with me. I’ll probably do another pass on my book since I’m still not happy with it. We’ll need to help my son figure out his next step. I need to curl up in a fetal ball …
No, I’m fine. The book from Hell is almost done and it’s much better than I thought, and will be even better after another pass. The weather is lovely, I’m going to get to work on Brandon and Emma, the house is getting fixed up. Gotta remember Dame Julian.
“All will be well and all will be well and all manner of things shall be well.”

In the meantime, CONSUMED BY FIRE is available from Amazon and your life would be the poorer if you missed it. So would mine (heh heh).

So what’s on your agenda this week, aside from reading my new book?