Anyway, the gist of the post was how I was having a rough week. Honestly, the internet crapping out and deleting my blog post really wasn't surprising.
As far as my bad week goes, I have not been getting sleep lately. No matter how early I go to bed I've lain awake every night until around 2 A,M. So, my brain's a little fried and I'm having a lack of sleep induced pity party. It'll probably clear up by next week.
Because of said pity party, I decided that I needed retail therapy. I probably shouldn't have. With the holidays coming up faster than I'd like to think, I should probably hoard my money... but... I needed it. (Needed, wanted. Tomato, tomahto) I needed some retail induced happiness. And what, friends, is happier than romance novels? Not much, So, of course, I ended up at Barnes and Noble.
I got this adorable journal to keep as a "positivity journal." At least I'm being proactive about my pity party state of mind ;)
I love the gold foil on the letters and the bumble bee. It's even cuter inside. The pages are all colorful and it says things like "smile" and "be happy." I wanted something to write down the things in life that make me happy each day. Even if it's as mundane as "my bendy straw is lime green, today." (What? You don't drink your iced coffee out of florescent colored bendy straws? Just me? Alright.) It's easy to get bogged down with negative thinking and self-doubt but I'm hoping that writing down positivity will counteract any negative thoughts and feelings I have. Because, let me tell you, being a writer causes so much self-doubt and I do not want to give in to that. Besides, any excuse to buy a cute notebook, am I right?
A trip to B&N wouldn't be complete without a stopping by romanceland. I only got two books but believe me I wanted more.
I got It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis. This is part of her Lucky Harbor series and I have the ones that come before it. I very much enjoyed them so I know I'll like this one.
The second book I got was In Your Dreams by the always fabulous Kristan Higgins. This one is part of her Blue Heron series about a family that owns a winery. I may have skipped a book or two in this series but I have a feeling that it won't matter so much. I'm sure I'll catch on.
Kristan Higgins and Jill Shalvis are two of the best contemporary romance authors, in my opinion. Such comfort reads. It's the retail therapy that keeps giving.
I also may or may not have ended up at T.J. Maxx and I may or may not have bought the cutest Betsey Johnson purse in existence. I haven't bought a purse in two years. TWO YEARS! How does that even happen? (Actually, I know how it happened, purses are expensive and I'm a cheapskate.) I decided to treat myself. I love it so much I've been walking around my house wearing it. Sweats on, no where to go, wearing my Betsey Johnson bag.
I'm such a weirdo.
See you next week, friends :)