Saturday, February 25, 2012

My perfect day!

Today was a busy Saturday filled with some of my favorite things. It started with prom dress shopping with my daughters in the morning. Shopping is one of my favorite things and it was fun to see what the dresses looked like on the hanger and either looking great or horrible on the body. We are one for two in the success rate so it will require another trip.

Then in the afternoon I was in my favorite kind of store -- a bookstore. It gets better. I was the featured author invited to sign my books. The warm weather and sunshine kept numbers low but I had agreat time with all those who showed. THANKS!

Jennifer has the best job. She gets to talk about books and gets paid for it. I have a good job too. I get to write them which is great. I can't wait to hear how she likes Mitch Malone. If anyone needs any of my three Mitch Malone mysteries, they have a couple copies of each one left. They  are on the west end of the Eastown neighborhood on the corner of Wealthy and Eastern. The buiding was a a bank with tall ceilings, huge windows and gray tiled floor. It is warm and welcoming with a comfy couch in front of a fireplace with my new favorite saying: "Eat, sleep, read."

After that we drove through Eastown and East Grand Rapids seeing the changes and improvements. (I used to work in East Grand Rapids years and years ago.) Our dinner stop was Twisted Rooster on the East Beltline. I loved this place! It focuses on providing Michigan products on its menu and it's signature dishes are Mac and Cheese variations.  I had the Twisted House Salad with Traverse City cherries. Yummy.

The travel day ended with adding another 1200 words to the fifth Mitch Malone book while my husband drove. I love writing in the car. There are no distractions, no internet and no laundry.  I don't know what tomorrow holds, but today was pretty perfect. What is your perfect day?


  1. Sounds like an awesome day! I wanted to make it down to the bookstore, but kids have been sick all week. :( They're feeling better, but I had to catch up on all the things that didn't get done this week! I'm putting your books on my TBR list! :)

  2. Sounds wonderful! My fun day is reading, writing, spa(ing), and eating (maybe eating first)--all at home without going anyplace and not doing any of the work. Ooops, just slipped into fantasy land...


  3. Sounds like a great day! My perfect with no ducks :)

  4. Lisa: Thank you so much. You must let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by.

    Madeline: I think the spa-ing sounds wonderful. Fantasies are good things!

    Tess: You still have ducks? When's dinner...

    Thanks for sharing in my perfect day!

  5. Thanks for sharing your day. How delightful. I think visiting a real brick and mortar bookstore like this one with so much character would be at the top of my perfect day. Twisted Rooster is a very cool place. Glad you had a perfect get back to the laundry!!