Just one of those days... Ever feel like putting yourself in a time-out? Sometimes time-outs can be a good thing. A true time-out requires the whole world leave you alone for a set period of time. Sound like heaven? To a kid, not so much. To an adult, absolutely!
First, the ice maker went on our new fridge that we just got 5 months ago. We replaced the old fridge because of the ice maker. Grrr. I'm ready to buy a fridge with NO ice or water dispenser and just make my own. It would save a lot of grief, headaches and messes to clean up.
Then I came down with the stomach bug...again! My daughter had it twice, and this is my second time. Double Grrr...the weather needs to warm up like now! My family of 6 doesn't know when to leave me alone, even when I'm sick. Nope, the demands on Mom and contant running around are endless.
If there were only 5 of me.... I'm neck deep in writing book two of the Fortune Teller Mystery series (Corpse in the Crystal Ball) and I need to be writing 10 pages a day to finish on time. I only finished 6 out of 10 pages yesterday because of the above problems. So what did I do? Said to heck with it all, put myself in a time-out...and it was wonderful!
Off in a room by myself, no TV, no one allowed in, just me and a few books. There's nothing like a great book to lift your spirits. What have I been reading lately? Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair Elvis and the Dearly Departed by Peggy Webb Feline Fatale by Linda O. Johnston The Trouble with Magic by Madelyn Alt Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews Larceny and Old Lace by Tamar Myers Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun by Lois Winston
Some of these books are older and the first in a series and some are newer ones. Some I've read before and others I am reading for the first time. But ALL of them are awesome! I love to read and even re-read books that make me chuckle and make me think and make me strive to make my own books great. There's nothing like a good puzzle and trying to figure out who done it.
So tell me, who are your favorite mystery authors and what books do you love? Maybe it's time you put yourself in a time-out! Just sayin'.... Kari Lee Townsend