Hello and welcome! I’m a novelist, mother of two great boys, reader, runner, roller coaster enthusiast, Disney World lover, and author of Beauty Shop for Rent, a “Steel Magnolias for the younger set,” and Just Flirt, a “sweet and lively summer read,” PW. Grab a cup of coffee and visit for a while!

 

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Rori Shay, so it’s with great pleasure that I say congratulations and a mighty woo-HOO to Rori for the release of her first young adult sci-fi novel in a series of three, ELECTED!

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Enchanted 10K headerWhoa, look at me, on a recap roll! First a post on the Expo, then the 5k, and now this? My blog won’t know how to act with all this attention from me. But I’m starting a new book tomorrow and P90X3 (which I will finish, by golly, I mean it this time,) so I really wanted to get these done.

Enough chatter, let’s get to it!

IMG_4534Transportation for the 10k started at 3:30 and once again, I was up early and at out front in time for the first batch. What a lovely sight, seeing these buses waiting for us! Such a big difference from last year. I can’t emphasis how important it is to show up early.

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In honor of National Sibling Day, here’s a shout-out to my older brother! We don’t spend as much time together as I’d like, even though we live on the very same road, but I adore him tons and I love how close our kids have become.

So here’s to you, bro, Happy National Sibling Day! Love you dearly … and I’m still going to get you back for stealing my Baby Chrissy doll by using it in a book. The day is coming, you know it’s true. ;)

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Here’s Day Two of me cross-posting another mighty long recap originally posted on my running blog. Enjoy!

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Royal Family Header 2014I got a bit chatty in my Fit for a Princess recap, so I’ll try to keep this one more brief.

(Oh, who am I kidding? It’s impossible for me not to be chatty. You’ve been warned.)

So, after last year’s fiasco with Port Orleans’ bus service, I had decided to be at the bus stop early for each race. Like, EARLY early. Transportation started at 3:30, so when my alarm rang at 2:30, I was up, out of bed … and in desperate need of coffee. My darling, wonderful, amazing, love-of-my-life husband went down to the food court to get me some, but they weren’t open yet. Ugh.

[Note for next year: Pack a mini Keurig!!}

IMG_4254Despite a severe lack of caffeine, I was soon dressed and ready to go. Now, about my costumes. Despite good intentions to have them ready weeks in advance, I was scrambling to finish days before leaving. I had planned on making a tutu but after buying $30.00 worth of tulle, it was clear the fabric would drive me nuts! So I went with pink Minnie instead, seeing as how I was going as red Minnie for the 10k. Here's my last-minute creation, a Team Sparkle skirt covered in removable yard sale stickers - which led to a bet in my running group over how many would fall off during the race. (Results to come later.)

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I’ve already posted some mighty long recaps over at my running blog, but what the heck, I might as well post them here since they took forever to write! Hope you enjoy my craziness. :)

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Expo Header 2014Here we go with another round of recaps from the awesome Princess Half Marathon Weekend! And look, I’m posting these rather timely unlike my last-minute 2013 Expo, Royal Family 5k, and Princess Half recaps. Improvement!

Okay, let’s start with Thursday morning, our arrival day. Last year, Bob and I took a 6:30am flight, leaving our house at 3:30. It was nice having a full day but by the time Sunday rolled around, I was exhausted from so many early mornings so this year, we decided to take a later 8:30 flight.

Bad choice.

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