Today, I am afraid I will be boring you.

The weather calls for rain. Looking outside confirms the dreary forecast. I have no plans to leave the house. I don’t need to. And, I have plenty to keep me occupied here.

I could clean up the back room that is my office, craft room, library, living room and storage but I’ll save that for when I come back.


Don’t judge me too harshly. Basically, instead of renting a storage room, we put all my apartment stuff in the big back room. I set up my apartment bedroom in what is now my bedroom but was the guest room of my parent’s house.

We have gradually put my boxes in the long closet of the big extra living room and turned that into my special working and quiet place. It has my living room from my apartment and my desk from my office merged into one room.

From time to time, I drag out boxes and get something I need. But, I don’t always organize or put the boxes back. I have also been throwing stuff in that room. It’s a disaster right now.

Are you getting that I am a messy girl yet? Yep, it’s true. I am constantly cleaning up my own clutter. I make it faster than I can keep up. I love a clean organized space but I can’t help that most of the time I’m in a self-imposed hurry and just don’t care enough to clean up after myself.

I’m a “I’ll get to that later” girl. Later. Later. Later. Always with the later. Sometimes, I do but for some things later has not come yet.

As for today, I could get to some “later” projects:

1) I am knitting a funky scarf for a friend.
2) I still have to scrapbook from my last trip.
3) Of course, I have some packing to do.
4) There are always chores around a house.

But, most importantly, I’m still on a mission to finish two library books before I leave.


Stormy Persuasion by Johanna Lindsey was a huge disappointment. The cover looks promising and I have read some pretty steamy romance novels from this very author, however, this book was only mildly interesting and I felt it was a drag to read. Not good.

Now, I am on to The One & Only by Emily Giffin. I don’t recall reading her books before but I see she wrote Something Borrowed. I may or may not have read that. I honestly can’t remember and I only started Goodreads a few years back. But, I definitely watched the movie and it was good so I’ll revisit that book.

Before I do, I’m hitting Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes. I do get these two authors mixed up. Anyway, I read Bergdorf Blondes before and remember how good it was but nothing else. Time to re-read.

By the way, if you flip the hardcover over of The One & Only, you will discover this girl is GORGEOUS!JUST GORGEOUS!!

Emily Giffin

And, she is an attorney too. Her official biography is exciting and fascinating:

“Emily Giffin, a Chicago native, graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After law school, she moved to Manhattan and practiced litigation at a large firm for several years while she paid back her school loans, wrote a novel in her very limited spare time, and dreamed of becoming a writer.

Despite the rejection of her first manuscript, Giffin persisted, retiring from the legal profession and moving to London to pursue her dreams fulltime.”

Obviously, I’m interested with lawyers who find other careers and if that other career is writing than I am doubly interested.  Throw in travel and I have officially become a fan!

Straight into her latest book, I had to note a great, if not morbid, quote:

“Cremation was definitely the way to go. It was the way I wanted to go, rather than risk the possibility of going out on a bad-hair day.”

This prompted me to once again announce to my family at dinner that I wanted to be cremated. It was cheaper. And, I don’t like how funeral homes do corpse make up.

Maybe, I’ll get around to my will. That’s on the “later” list too. I always said I just want my loved ones to fight over me when I’m gone. Nasty, dirty, fighting on the ground over little ole me and my precious and depending on how things go, valuable assets. Yep, that sounds about right.