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Sunday Report Card
Sunday, June 13th, 2010

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I’m baaaaack! I’m tired, have a headache, and am late starting my day! Yesterday’s mad dash to Dallas and back was a lot more fun than it should have been.

Daughter and the little one came by at noon yesterday, and since we had an hour to kill, we decided to do some shopping. I have a favorite shop, Maurice’s, that always has clothes I like and that fit. I led the shopping spree. I have new tops and a pair of capri pants, and a pretty yellow, cheap vinyl purse. Daughter has outfits and the little one has cheap, blingy jewelry. I didn’t try on anything, which guaranteed I’d have a better time. There’s something about those closed, airless, poorly lighted dressing rooms that always annoys me. I have the receipt. I figure if I try something on later and hate it, I’ll just take it back.

Anyway, we headed to Dallas with the little one asking that genetically guaranteed question, “Are we almost there?”, every half hour. We didn’t turn on the radio even once because we talked and laughed the whole way.

Little girl saw one of those semi-trucks loaded with vehicles destined for a dealership parking lot and said, “Look, Nina, their parking lot moves!”

Daughter and I decided that we’d rather lose a pinky finger than eat of bowl of scorpions. I’d rather eat a roach than a scorpion—yeah, we ask really important questions like that for fun. Funny, I’d rather eat a scorpion than one of those six-inch long monster centipedes. They’re hairy. At which point, the red-headed hellion laughed. “But you’ll eat menudo? Tripe feels hairy, mom!”

Anyway, the little one is gone for the summer. We’re sad, but she is going to enjoy spending time with daddy. I always look for silver linings.

This past week I didn’t write a single word. End of report. The family reunion didn’t wrap up until Wednesday, and then I needed to recuperate from too many people. This week, I have big, hairy plans with dozens of little legs. But first, I need to hit the pool to clear my head.

P.S. I pulled the cover because it’s not quite finalized. My bad!

14 comments to “Sunday Report Card”

  1. Brandy W
    · June 13th, 2010 at 11:26 am · Link

    I’m glad you’re back and had a decent trip. I’m thinking I’d be hard pressed to eat any of those things. Now daughter would if her Dad challenged her to it. She’s already eaten a fried worm with a dash of mustard that they caught while camping.

    The cover looks really good.

  2. Cheryl McInnis
    · June 13th, 2010 at 11:36 am · Link

    Funny- I was thinking the model looked like Jessica Simpson 😉

    I love the cover, it’s very sexy and modern!

  3. Julie Kiesow
    · June 13th, 2010 at 11:38 am · Link

    I agree it looks like MM, and it sounds like a great one to go with the story! Hope you get your Mojo back this week, Family sometimes puts me out for a week of nothing before I can get on track…..that is a week after they are gone LOL

    Take care!

  4. Valerie
    · June 13th, 2010 at 11:49 am · Link

    It’s a great looking cover.

    I know all about travelling with children…hehe!!!

    I’ve had a busy weekend myself and am now tired. Early night for me inspite of the World Cup!! I’ll evacuate the living room for the boys….sigh!!

    in Germany

  5. Jody F.
    · June 13th, 2010 at 11:59 am · Link

    I like the cover. Very eye catching. I too like Maurices and refuse to try on clothes in public. The mirrors and lighting make you feel even worse and yes, taking things back is much less stressful.

  6. Ilona
    · June 13th, 2010 at 12:04 pm · Link

    Lovely cover, I especially like the light touch of colour in the title. It makes the title stand out, and with the naked back on show, it makes me think it will attract a lot of attention on Amazon when you get it to Kindle 😀

  7. icia
    · June 13th, 2010 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Nice cover. Is this the one for kindle. Can’t wait I have one of those. I think you’re right she does look like Marilyn.

  8. Merlyssa
    · June 13th, 2010 at 1:21 pm · Link

    Very nice Delilah, great job S! Will definitely draw attention, looks seductive but not trashy!

  9. Fedora
    · June 13th, 2010 at 1:44 pm · Link

    That’s a beautiful cover, Delilah–S’s got a great eye! And sounds like your trip went pretty wonderfully, all things considered 😉 It’s great you got to chat about some fun/creative topics while you drove!

  10. Estella
    · June 13th, 2010 at 2:04 pm · Link

    I really like the cover!

  11. Sherry S.
    · June 13th, 2010 at 4:01 pm · Link

    There’s no way I could eat any of those things if I knew what they were. I hate trying on clothes it always puts me in a bad mood maybe it’s because I wear plus size and you can’t find a lot around here. Love the cover.

  12. Pamk
    · June 13th, 2010 at 4:01 pm · Link

    I was thinking that she looked like Marilyn Monroe before I read the end of your sentence. Good luck with that project.

  13. savonna
    · June 14th, 2010 at 6:16 am · Link

    i love the road trip discussions!! they’re the best!

  14. Carol L.
    · June 14th, 2010 at 6:50 am · Link

    🙂 Road trips are always the best when you’re having a great time. As for eating any of those nasties, no thanks. 🙂
    I totally agree about the dressing rooms. I swear they are set up to torment women. Glad your home safe .
    Carol L.

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