Life is too short to read a bad book.
Monday, January 22, 2007,8:40 AM
Quick Drive-By
No, I have not fallen off the face of the Earth ~ Well, not yet, anyway. I think my mojo is coming back. I cracked open Reflections by Nora Roberts on Saturday and before I knew it, I'd read 100 pages. I've read this story before ~ probably close to 20 years ago. I'd always wanted to read the follow-up, but couldn't ever find it. I was lounging around at the library on Saturday and voila ~ both of the novels in one book!

So far, I've kept every promise I've made to myself at the beginning of the year. I've restarted eating healthier and to date, I've lost 8 pounds. So, I take an hour of reading time and use it for exercise time. Of course, now that I've got my mojo back as a semi-resident, I've got less time to read.

Sis and I went to a bridal show yesterday ~ The coolest thing they had was a mock reception where they fed all of us who attended. I thought that was pretty crafty ~ great marketing on their products. Of course, we already have the reception hall and food all planned for, but I hope they get some business from it.


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  • At 11:42 AM, Blogger Jenster

    Congrats on your 8 pounds! That's so fantastic!!

  • At 8:37 PM, Blogger Isabel

    That's great about the 8lbs. Keep it up. :)

  • At 9:47 AM, Blogger The Book Girl, A.K.A. Jodi

    Wow...that's awesome! Now tell me your secret!! ;)

  • At 10:12 AM, Blogger Lori

    Wow - your reading mojo back AND losing 8 lbs! What more could a girl ask for?!

    Sounds like you and the sis had a good time at the bridal show. Sampling all the food is so much fun *g*. We're doing that all right now, too, while we try to figure out where to have the reception for Jeff's bar mitzvah. Yum :) But I swear, it's as involved (and as expensive, dammit) as planning a wedding!

  • At 1:13 PM, Blogger Devonna

    Jen ~ Thanks! Glad to see you out and about again :-)

    Izzy ~ I'm trying :-)

    Jodi ~ LOTS of veggies ~ at least 60 minutes of exercise a day....oh, and LOTS of veggies. :-)

    Lori ~ It is fun..sure a lot of work though. On top of this, I'm also planning the bridal shower/bachelorette party. I'm in the process of trying to track down the fat stripper my sister got my on my 25th birthday. Paybacks and all of that......

  • At 6:15 PM, Blogger ames

    I too lost 8 pounds. But I gained four back this weekend! Ha ha.

    How's the dating thing going?

  • At 8:29 PM, Blogger The Book Girl, A.K.A. Jodi

    Ahhh man...those are 2 things I never do! I don't do exercise and I don't do veggies...i'm screwed!

  • At 9:57 AM, Blogger ag

    I haven't picked up Nora Roberts in ... never. About time, I reckon.

    Congrats on the 8 pounds and the new blog design --- love the eyes.


  • At 6:20 PM, Blogger Stacy~

    Hey Devonna, that's awesome news. I hope overall you're feeling better. And you're out there socializing - sounds like you're having a fun time. Good for you :)

  • At 1:51 AM, Blogger CindyS

    Woohoo on the losing weight! I keep telling myself I'm ready to make a change and then a McD's pops-up and I'm done ;)

    Glad your reading mojo is trying to make it's way back to you.

    60 minutes of exercise. Meh.


  • At 2:54 PM, Blogger Holly

    Wow babe, that's fabulous! You're reading AND losing weight? Does it get any better?

    I've missed you. :)

  • At 6:58 PM, Blogger Mailyn

    CONGRATS on the weight loss!!!!!! :-)

  • At 8:42 AM, Blogger Devonna

    Ames ~ Still working on it ~ I want to get a few things in order on my end first......

    Jodi ~ Completely understand. It took me awhile to get into the habit.

    AG ~ I'm still reading the Nora Roberts, plus a Stephanie Plum, plus a Janet Chapman. When my mojo came back, he came back with a vengence!

    Stacy ~ I am, but I'm so busy lately I just want a few lazy days ... hopefully next weekend.

    Cindy ~ Now we're joining a gym. Ugh ~ the last thing my middle-aged ass wants to do is go hang out with college hardbodies for an hour.

    Holly ~ I've missed you, too. I promise I'll get better at the blogging. I'm just trying to find my groove right now so I can fit everything in :-)

    Mailyn ~ Thanks! Between my sister's wedding in April, family reunion in July and high school reunion in July, I've got some motivators that will hopefully keep me on track.

  • At 2:45 PM, Blogger Holly

    I totally understand, I've been in a blogging/reviewing slump myself. All day long I have these thoughts and say to my self "Self, you need to blog about this" and then I open a doc and nothing comes. *le sigh*

    Oh well, that's life, right?

  • At 12:16 PM, Blogger Jen

    Hi Devonna! Congrats on the 8 pounds! Keep it up :)

  • At 1:26 PM, Blogger Jenster

    Hey Dev -

    How are you doing? I haven't seen you around for a while and I was just thinking about you. Hope everything is fine in your neck of the woods.

  • At 10:26 PM, Blogger romancelover

    My mojo almost back, too....hurry up!!!

    - Daniela

  • At 8:08 AM, Blogger Mailyn

    Miss you D!!!!!!!!!!! You won an award on the Blog Awards. Hope to see you back soon!!!!!!!!!!!

  • At 4:38 PM, Blogger Holly

    Just doing another driveby. Hope all is well and you're safe and warm. :)

  • At 3:09 AM, Blogger Rosie

    Hope all is well. I've been very erratic posting and blog hopping since Christmas...just not enough hours in the day here recently. are missed.

  • At 8:10 PM, Blogger Kristie (J)

    Stopping by again and see you haven't surfaced yet. Hope everything is OK with you!!!

  • At 5:05 AM, Blogger CindyS

    Hmmm, did you make a promise to yourself that you would not blog for 30 days? You're getting close! Hope all is well with you.