Saturday, March 7, 2009

Spring forward

Daily Stats:
Words: yes and yes
Caffeine: morning cup
Evil Calories: Girl Scout cookies (little wenches cornered me at the grocery store. Resistance is futile.)
Reality TV: Make Me a Supermodel reruns

Just a few things you should know:

a) I am springing forward. See, I even bend at the knee and put my shoulders into it. I plan on colliding headfirst with a Gardenia or a Cherry Blossom. Screw winter and the deranged horse it rode in on.

b) I used pancetta in my pasta e fagioli tonight instead of bacon, and sweet mother of crap, it was so very many kinds of awesome. Husband made fun of me because I used the phrase "it rounds out the flavor", but it really did round out the flavor, if the flavor of soup can be round, which, if you've had enough merlot, it most certainly can be, along with being oblong, square and triangular.

and finally

c) My mom is town, which means I get massive amounts of time off, which means by March 25, when a Southwest Airlines flight whisks her back to Portland, After Charlie will be done, done, done, done and done! If I'm a bit absent in the next few weeks, you'll know why. I'll be hiding in various place - the library, the Starbucks up the street, the laundry room at 3:00am - tapping out my last few chapters. Freakin', frackin finally. Finishing this book as been like trying to shit an oven. Very much near impossible.


DebraLSchubert said...

"Screw winter and the deranged horse it rode in on." LOL!!! I couldn't agree more. It was over 70 degrees here in Philly today and I was in hog heaven. Well, not exactly hog heaven since I'm a vegetarian, but you know what I mean. Spring makes me happy. Cold makes me crankier than usual. And, thank your mom for me for allowing you to race to the Finish Line of After Charlie. I want a signed copy. (Not kidding.)

Pink Ink said...

Keep tapping away, Vivi! Almost there!!

Rags said...

I soooo feel your pain...and excitement! One more chapter of All That Glitters left to go for me!
I soooo want to read After Charlie when its finished...pretty please? With added pancetta? :) xxx

Eileen said...

shit an oven. snort. Keep those kind of images going and you're going to have a winner.

Tracey said...

Springin' forward with ya!

You are so friggin' lucky to have Mom hanging around. Write. Write. Write!

Carrie Harris said...

I've had triangular soup before. I don't recommend it.

And an advance huzzah for the impending end of Charlie. Of course, if someone read that and didn't realize we were talking about a book, they might think we were odd.

Although that's not such a bad thing.

Big Plain V said...

Have I told you lately how much I love your blog? But what is this 'merlot' of which you speak? Some kind of sissy beer?