Ah, deadlines, and indulgences!
It’s nose-to-the-grindstone time again. I’m feverishly working on KISS of the KNIGHT, and then some. Research is a bear. But a very interesting one. I spent days, not hours researching the pre 1066 England nobility pecking order. I finally had to throw the question out to a historical loop I’m on, and while I did get info, it was info I already had but wasn’t positive about. The nice soul who responded validated, with sources, what I knew. So I’ll run with what will be a minor detail in the story, but I want it correct.
Some of you are scratching your head and asking, “Why didn’t you go to the loop first?”
My answer is: if I don’t do my homework first, it feels like I’m asking someone to do the work for me.
That said, if there is anyone out there who is an expert on 1066 England, raise your hand! I would love a go-to person.
Other than that, I am still working on finding an editor for my next First Line Contest. Doing all of the stuff required of the mother of the bride, and all of the other life stuff.
Last night was a welcome respite. Number two daughter, my mother-in-law, aunt, and I went shopping and then had a fabo dinner at a downtown restaurant. Lol my mil was all ewey about sitting outside, (she hates flies, so do I) but the weather and scenery were too perfect not to. I had the most delicious pomegranate Cosmo on the planet. The food was really good the service better, and well, it was one of those evenings where everything was perfect. I didn’t realize until we were laughing and chatting just how much I needed a night like that out. And the company aside, I outdid myself at the mall.
I’m not a big shopper, but I found the coolest black suede slouch boots at Steve Madden. A shirt at Bebe that actually fit me! Another two shirts at Express that fit! And Chico had a great selection of belts. I couldn’t help myself. I bought three. Oh, and pair of slacks.
I almost was very bad at the Coach store. There was this beautiful red leather bag with matching accessories…for the ensemble? A mere $1300 and change. Hmm, maybe next contract…
🙂 Everything I purchased is still sitting in bags at the bottom of the stairway. I have walked past the heap no less then 20 times today. Maybe tomorrow I’ll drag it all up and put it away. And maybe not. I just put one of the suitcases I took to Dallas in the spare room last week. 😉
Sigh, at my core, I’m lazy. But, I have felt very self-indulgent lately. And I have never felt guilt spending money on myself. So long as the household doesn’t suffer.
I know many women feel bad about splurging on themselves. But let’s for the sake of argument here, say we have a fluid income, and we can indulge ourselves however we want.
What would you indulge in?