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Lawyer | Romantic Suspense Author | Speaker | TV Junkie | Foodie | Sweet Wine Addict | Savvy Shopper You can visit my website at www.authordeelawrence.com to learn more about my romantic suspense novel, Gotta Let It Go, which is set in Baltimore. You can also connect with me online @ thewritepen (Twitter and Facebook). Thanks for visiting with me today!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

"Fun and Relaxing Weekend"

Sometimes you really need to slow down, take a break and catch your breath. Anyway, this weekend I attended the mentor's meeting and had a great time with my fellow mentor friends as we planned out the remainder of the mentoring school year. It's always good to plan ahead because it gives us perspective and prepares us for any and all surprises. After the meeting, I took time to pamper me with a mani/pedicure.

A few hours later, I found myself at DSW. And I guess I must have that look like I know shoes, because folks were asking me advice about boots, shoes to wear at work and what kind of shoes would match an outfit a shoe lover was going to wear in Las Vegas. Nevertheless, I was happy to oblige. I joked that maybe, just maybe I needed to get a job at DSW. Who knows, I could get a much deeper discount on my shoes other than my earned $10 certificate.

Sunday, I didn't leave my home. I took time to talk to friends, do some writing and catching up on some of my favorite shows like Damages. Now that's what I call a fun and relaxed weekend! So, hoping for many, many more!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

"Keeping Things in Stride"

Well, this winter is certainly serving up some very cold, cold, cold, below freezing weather. While I thought I was bundled up and protected from the harsh freezing weather this past week, my home was not so lucky. So, after coming home, grabbing a shower and trying to relax, I heard a sound that caused me to jump out of bed. Yup, you guessed it - water was gushing down the walls like crazy. Panic initially set in as I rushed to locate the main water line and turn it off. But, too late the damage was all done. After paying a hefty amount to the plumber for time and a half and fixing not one but two busted pipes, I'm now faced with soggy carpet, padding, ceiling and wall damages. Major, major sigh...but I'm trying to keep things in stride. I know this will take a while to be done: dry wall, paining, new carpet, etc. but it really could be worse. So, yes, I have no choice to keep things in stride! Wish me luck!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

"First Weekend of the New Year"

Well, reality kicked in after the first of the year and that meant that I had to stop procrastinating on a few projects and JUST DO IT! So, I'm all into writing the sequel to my debut novel, Gotta Let It Go, and let me tell you these characters are fighting for time on stage. I've put myself a very tight schedule and will make every effort to stick to it. But you know what they say about some of the best laid plans. Regardless, I'm very excited about all the infinite possibilities, new friendships, new collaborations and every now and then a little rest and relaxation.

Wishing myself a lot of luck in achieving these things!