Five things I thought about during my morning run:

1. Mottled gray sky. Wind thrashing through the trees. It’s going to be a heck of a storm. When it finally lets go…

2. We have a new front door and it’s amazing the difference it makes in the look of our house and in the temperature-comfort level. No more breezes in the house.

3. Tonight is my digital book discussion. This is a very cool thing. All you need is a webcam and mic and you can participate for free. When you are in the virtual space, it looks like huge library. a Hope you will sign up here: 

4. Love running outside with the wind, droplets of rain pricking my skin.

5. One sick girl is at home with me today. Sinus infections can be so nasty. She is miserable. ;(

Five things I thought about during my morning run:

1. There’s certain chemical people put on their lawns that I’m extremely sensitive to. As I run around the corner, I smell it and my throat actually spasms and my nose starts running.
2. Okay. So I should really be running at the gym, but these mornings have been so perfect for an outdoor run.
3. Family is gone for the weekend. I planned to go with them, but I’ve so much to do that my plans would have affected their plans and it was just best for me to stay home.
4. One of the “luxuries” I look forward to is grocery shopping without the family. Heh.
5. Oh yeah, I can take as long of a shower as I want. It just keeps getting more subversive…;-)

Five things I thought about during my morning run:

1. My Zumba moment over at Killer Hobbies.
2. Roanoke Regional Writer’s Conference. I’ll only be gone one night. Why does it seem like I have to pack for a week?
3. Barry White singing “I Can’t get enough of your love..” over my iPod. What a voice.
4. Great morning for a run. Just warm enough, not too warm. I prefer running outside to anything. But I can’t do it everyday because it’s hell on my joints.
5. Oatmeal. Yum.

Five things I thought about during my morning run:

1. Love running outside in the crisp air. Sweating pouring. Heart racing. One foot in front of the other.

2. Had a really good talk on the phone yesterday with Joanna Campbell Slan.We’ve got some plans up our sleeves. Stay tuned.

3. Cookies.

4. Banish thoughts of cookies, pizzelles, pie…

5. Planning our weekend trip to NY. What can you say to a girl who will only be thirteen once–and all she wants for her birthday is to see a real Broadway show? So, I’ve gotten tickets to see Follies, with Bernadette Peters—one of Emma’s favorites. Got a great deal on a hotel in New Jersey. We are ready to roll, baby.


Five things I thought about during my morning run:

1. Outside runs are the best. So much too look at. Some much to feel. The air. The pavement,
2. My new shoes make such a difference. Got a good deal on them.They are Reebok Runtones and my joints are ever thankful.
3. Going to the park again this morning with my family. Man, we’ve all been going in such different directions. These Sunday park mornings are great.
4. So it’s been like 3 days of migraines. I ran out of my meds yesterday and it was awful because they would not renew my prescription. Thank goodness a friend helped me out who happens to be on the same migraine medicine.
5. Feeling so much better today. Getting ready for a busy week.

Five things I thought about during my morning run:

1. Crimson leaves against a moonstone-gray sky.
2. Running outside is the best thing ever.
3. Half day of school today and day off tomorrow. That slipped by me. Until yesterday. heh.
4. Scrapbook of Secrets. What can I say? I think about it all the time now. And it’s kind of weird because I wrote so many years ago and am writing the third book in the series, so in some ways I am way over it. But in other ways it has yet to begin.
5. Any bloggers out there looking for a guest blogger, I’m available in January and February. Give me a holler.

Five things I thought about during my morning run:

1. Giving in to the temptation to run outside. I’m going to pay for it later, but for now…it’s so worthe it. the weather is so perfect.

2. Yard sales on one street–so I’m turning around, reworking my path.

3. So happy to hear from my editor that the page count is good. I’m usually not the kind of writer that needs a lot of cuts. It’s usually the opposite with me. So when I heard that we might be short, I was a little worried.

4. Did I tell you that you can pre-order the book on Amazon? There’s no cover. But it’s there already. Here is the link.

5. Sweat pouring. Cool breeze. One foot in front of the other.

Five things I thought about during my morning run:

1. Outside. It’s a rough start. But the fresh air helps.

2. Dance rehearsals and recitals. I’m looking forward to seeing it—and getting it over and done with.

3. My in-laws are coming in today for the show. Guess what I am doing. Cleaning. Yep.

4. I have so many ideas for novels that it’s scary. I’ll never have the time to write everything I want.

5. Oooo. I love running at the gym because it’s easier on my joints. But when I run outside, it feels like I’m getting to the source of whatever it was that made me start running at the age of 45. Sky. Air. Tree. Earth. Here. I. Am.

Five things I thought about during my morning run:

1. My legs feel like they are moving through thick mud. Maybe a long run after that Yoga class last night was not a good idea.

2. But the breeze feels great on my skin and spring is in the air.

3. Overcast. Silvery clouds with the sun trying to peek through.

4. My upcoming New York trip.

5. I turned in the first novel from my Cumberland Creek Scrapbooking Mystery series–after my editor’s edits. That was scary. Now, I’m focusing on the second in the series, after I had several readers look over it. After this stage, I’ll rewrite a bit more. And hopefully it won’t be too much longer until I can send it off.