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Sunday, January 28, 2007

I'm Ready, Yet I'm Soooooo Not Ready!!!!

I'm ready for a vacation. I NEED a vacation, yet I'm sooooooo not ready.

We leave for Florida in two weeks and three days. 6 in my family and 5 in my sisters. It will be crazy, but so much fun. We're doing Disney for four days and then heading to my parents for the next week.

Problem one: I haven't started to get anything ready yet. I'm sure nothing will fit the kids from last summer, with my luck. And I've lost 14 pounds so far, hopefully a few more by then. So I need to shop for myself. But who has time???

Problem two: My agent is headed to NY in one week to follow up on my books and to pitch my new four book series. She comes back on the eighth and I leave for Florida on the fourteenth. What if they want the first book right away, or at the very least a partial? I've only written one scene!!!!! I know she's just running the idea by them to see if they would be interested and if something like that will fly. But like they say, strike while the iron's hot. If they love the idea, well, I don't want them to forget about me.

Problem three: I have to stop playing with my website. I loved the coffee theme but it really didn't represent what I write, so I went for something more colorful. And Barb Witek is a genius with creating logos. She did my logo at the top and I added perfume bottles on every page to stay with the theme of a dose of laughter.

If you have a chance, check out the new design and let me know what you think. The link is on my sidebar.

So much stress, but it's a good kind of stress, really ;-)

Don't know how you guys keep up with the blogging, but I'm so glad you do. Reading all of yours keeps me on track and sane.


Lexi said...

Good grief, woman! Stop talking and get busy!

Website looks great, btw!

Gwyneth Bolton said...

The new website looks awesome! Way to go, Barb on the logo. It rocks. And I love the different perfume bottles throughout. This website is fun and funky and so you. I think you have a keeper.

Oh... and stop stressing out. Do what you can and then go have fun on your vacation. Stressing about what might happen or what could happen is going to suck all of the fun out of the trip and drive you crazy to boot. ;-)

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Thanks, ladies. You are soooo right!! I actually went to Barnes and Nobles, got myself a vanilla chai latte, and bought 6 books for my trip. I'm really thinking this new series could be perfect for Harlequin Next, so I bought two of those to read. One being Stevi Mittman's "Why is Murder on the Menu Anyway?" Now I'm going to go finish that first chapter;)

Manic Mom said...

I have only lost 2.8 pounds and I LEAVE for Cabo in SIX days! Great for you for 14--you didn't even look like you had that to lose!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Have fun at Disneyworld--we want to go soon! And congratulations on all those pounds lost!

Don't're doing great!

Beth said...

14 pounds? From where? your hair!!??? You'll blow away in the wind woman! But florida sounds wonderful....lucky dog.

ya, quit talking and get busy! that's alot of packing to do..You can do it!

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Aw, you guys are so sweet. But like I said before, a great camera angle can do wonders. Trust me there were and are still pounds to lose.

But I did finish chapter one on the new book and I'm loving it.

Anonymous said...

Your website looks great!!! Have fun at Disneyworld!! my kids are so dying to go there we figured out it would cost us about 20K to fly from australia and then stay a week .... so we are saving madly....

Your book sounds like fun....

Swishy said...

Oh, I am dying for a vacation! You'll have a great time. And fingers crossed for when your agent goes to NY!

Dorky Dad said...

It sounds like you're going to need that vacation. Ouch. Then, if you're like me, you'll need a vacation after your vacation.

Anyway ... I've also decided to TAG YOU (Six Weird things). Visit my site for details.

Jennifer Talty said...

How many vacations will that be this year. Yeah, having a hard time feeling sorry for you.

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Dorky, I've already done the six weird things, but I'm sure I can think of six more.

And Jen, It's only January so this only counts as one vacation!! And each time has been with the family. I didn't get my couples only vacation this year.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, but any parent knows what I mean. You really do need a vacation after your vacation with 4 kids in tow;-)

Nancy French said...

Have a great time!

Jennifer Talty said...

Shameless self promo - go visit my blog and see my new book cover!

I love you Kari! You are the best and i would be so lost without you.

You are the wind beneath my wings. And I truly mean it.

FTR - Kari has to put up with like a million phone calls from me and she always knows exactly the right thing to say, even if I don't want to hear right then and there.

I repeat, I love you Kari.

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Aw, right back at yeah, Jen;-))

And it's a great cover.

TTQ said...

Every time you come down here to my world bring cold weather with rain! I have sweat pants on 62.4 degrees in my backyard.