Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Where in the World Is HairlineFracture?*

So I forgot to tell y'all that we were going to Louisiana to Justin's mother's house, so he can finish the remodeling on her house. If you're a new reader, here's the short version: her house was damaged in Hurricane Rita, which happened right after Katrina, by a gigantic tree falling on her roof. It's taken this long to get it all finished because she decided to remodel the whole house (instead of just the damaged part) and use Justin to do a lot of the work whenever he could come here to save money, and of course he couldn't just take off for a couple of months to finish it all. So. He just has the master bathroom shower left to do, and we'll be here until Saturday. It's a little disorienting for me since I don't really have anything to do. I KNOW! I should be grateful. And I am, for about two days--until I start missing my house and my friends and my routine. Did I mention I'm a homebody?

Fortunately, I have Justin's laptop and books. I just started Twilight and it is every bit as good as those who recommended it said. I will have to pace myself or I'll read it all today and have nothing left to read.

Enough about our trip. I have a couple of things to tell you about. One is a new site called The Secret is in the Sauce.

It's a really cool idea--they are going to feature a different blogger every day and all their readers will visit that blogger and give her big smoochy comment love. AND they are doing a fantastic giveaway--seriously, you won't believe how fabulous it is, so check it out for yourself. You just go there and comment on the contest link. There are more chances to win if you comment every day--but I'll let them explain the rules.

The other thing is that I won something on this here Internet thingy. I was shocked. Remember when I said I was featured on Blogtations? Well, the site's owner had a contest for the quotes featured in each month of the year so far, and I won! She'd told me I could vote for myself, so I have a sneaking suspicion that maybe it was me and one other person who voted for me, but that seems a little rude, to suggest she has so few readers. I'm sure that's not the case, or it shouldn't be, because it's an awesome site. So if you voted for me (I didn't even mention it here, thinking it was hopeless), thanks! And vote for me at the end of the year for the Best Quote of 2008! (I hate self-promotion, but I'm trying.)

I'll be around for the next few days. Wish me luck in the Swampland of Humidity. We are having chicken and sausage gumbo for dinner, which is a huge plus.

*Do y'all remember Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego? I don't actually remember it all that well, just the name. I am terrible at geography or any kind of directions. Seriously. I'll write about it soon.


  1. I am so glad you are enjoying Twilight.. but so go ahead and read as fast as you'd like, cause the you can go on to New Moon and then Eclipse. And, Aug 2, book #4 comes'll be right on schedule.

    I must go see this quote!

    Thanks for posting about SITS.. you know you are one of the original sisters.

  2. Louisiana...I can't think of that place without thinking of my husband's father...he spent his last years there, I think, discovering his soul. He was from Ohio but somehow, Louisiana ran deep in his veins. Have fun!

  3. My dad still lives in New Orleans and I love going back. Enjoy that gumbo for me!!

  4. I DO remember that show! ANd the computer game - it was fun.
    You guys are good people to help your mother-in-law out like that. Congratulations on the win!

  5. Twilight? Sounds like a Dean Koontz book I read a few years it? Don't worry, the house will be ready soon and you're storing up blessings for being such a thoughtful daughter in law...she may not say it to you, but she'll say it to somebody!

  6. Congrats on your win! I loved that quote, btw.

  7. Aw, thanks, Beck. Actually my husband is the good guy doing all the work. It's fun to see the kids having such a good time with their cousins, too.

    Sandi, Twilight isn't a Koontz book. It's a recent novel about a girl who falls in love with a vampire--but he's a GOOD vampire. I normally don't read books like that, but this concept is original enough to grab my attention.