Saturday, August 22, 2009

At the Lake

Sorry I've been MIA lately. I'm at Cultus Lake until September first.



Except when you're sharing a 2 bedroom cottage with 4 kids, a dog and a guinea pig. Still the pages are coming along.

How is your summer going? Kids go back to school on September 8th. Far too late in the year for my liking but then the teachers didn't ask my opinion.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What's in Your Purse?

I read an article recently that said most purses contain three items: keys, a wallet and a phone. So why the hell is mine so heavy?

A few days ago I realized my right shoulder was killing me. Aching like I'd done kind of strenuous workout. Since I've avoided anything strenuous beyond typing, I know it wasn't a workout style injury. It didn't occur to me that it was purse-related until my friend lifted my purse and then cried, "Are you carrying bricks in this thing?!"

Shockingly, no. There are no bricks. And when I dumped out the contents of my purse I realized that there was no single, solitary item that accounted for the weight. Sure there was a lot of loose change. And paper receipts. And a small hardcover book. And a paperback. And lipstick. But, hey, any one of those items alone doesn't amount to a whole lot.

So for two days I've not carried a purse. Cell phone, cash and keys have been in my pocket. And guess what? No aching shoulder. But I feel like I'm missing something. After all, I've been carrying a purse for a lot of years...

I don't know how long I can go without a purse. I can feel myself wavering. How about you? What's in your purse that's weighing you down?

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

And the Winner is ...

Laura Hamby

And you've won some awesome Allison Brennan stories:




As well as a few treats from me :)

So, Laura, email me your snail mail addy (wendy at wendyroberts dot com).

I'm off to Seattle for a few days of work and pleasure!