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Today we want to spread some love to a terrific blog from a wonderful Deb supporter:
The Diving Wand is a must-visit. Larramie’s goal is to go beyond the book itself, and truly bring together author and reader, because as she says on her blog, “Spending hours reading the author’s tale creates a companionship that lasts well beyond the end of their pages.” Larramie fosters this companionship with beautifully crafted posts that vibrantly bring each featured author to life.
Deb Dish — What The Debs Are Doing Labor Day Weekend!
After months of little to no training, I’m running an ill-advised half-marathon! The good part is that it’s the Disneyland half-marathon, which I’ve run every year since its inception, so I’ll get a super-cool special medal. The race runs through Disneyland and California Adventure, which is pretty darn cool, but it also runs around the bases of Angel Stadium, which is awesome. When I post on Monday, I’ll let you know how it went!
In another ill-advised move, I’m spending the weekend by the pool at my favorite fancy hotel, reading and having their amazing staff bring me piña coladas. J.C. will be at Dragon*Con, so I figured I’d take the opportunity to treat myself. Why is it ill-advised? Because the movers are coming on Thursday, and Friday we’ll start a three-day drive with one seriously car-hating cat as we finish the last stages of our move to Colorado. But, really, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the labor this move has involved than by spending Labor Day doing no labor at all.
Unlike a decade ago (Yikes! My baby is almost 10 years old!) I am not getting ready to have a baby this Labor Day. I’ll spend the first moments of the day (that’s 5:30am here at Chez Stagliano) explaining to Bella that yes it is Monday, but there is no school. That might not go well. Then we’ll have a family day and a cookout: my husband is King of the Grill. I’ll reflect on my own family’s time(s) of unemployment – it’s a focus of my book. I know the pain of having a family in financial distress. I’ll pray for the 99’ers for whom the thin safety net of unemployment is ending, and for every American seeking work in these tough times.
Sadly, I have no interesting Labor Day plans, except to avoid labor. I will probably go for a hike somewhere in the beautiful, mountainous high desert of Central Oregon. I will probably drink wine. I will not likely do those two things together.
I’m late to the party here, but it’s Monday–never too late for an update, right? I just got back from a beautiful weekend at the beach where I had the most amazing barefoot jog of my life and looked over the first-pass pages of my novel! Great weekend all around.
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