On My Desk

There’s a lot on my desk right now but what’s not on my desk are the line edits for Food Blogger book #3 and that’s because they’re done! WooHoo! I’m so excited (can you tell?) that I’ve gone thorugh the pages by editor sent back (mostly missing words and commas, freakin’ commas) and also his notes in the email he sent have been addressed. So happy. Really, really happy. Now I can focus on other writing stuff. Like getting my ducks in a row for the January release of MURDER WEARS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS, finalize the recipes going into Food Blogger #3, tidy up SILENCED IN SEQUINS for my critique partner, brainstorm some new ideas and begin work on my December newsletter. Phew.

But before any of that happens, there were some errands I needed to run. One stop was CVS to pick up some Christmas cards and Billy’s prescription. While I was there I picked up a few other things to and right now they’re on my desk waiting for me to take a break.

I got the current issue of Marie Claire. I love, love, love magazines. I think I got hookd on them when I was a kid and my mom and me would stop at the corner newsstand and she’d buy the tabloid magazines like Rona Barrett’s Hollywood. And, oh, Tiger Beat for me. Yeah, I definitely got hooked on magazines. Eventually my interest drifted from teen hearthrobs to fashion magazines and even to this day I’m all about the fashion magazine. Especially all the September issues. Which by the way, Kelly in MURDER WEARS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS, is obsessed with.

While I waited for Billy’s prescription I browsed the cosmetics section. Okay, full disclosure, I knew how that “browsing” was going to turn out. A little known fact about me is that I’m a beauty junkie. I love cosmetics and skincare. I’ve been obsessed about skincare since I was a teenager. When I had the typical teenage breakouts, I was fortunate enough to be able to go an cosmetologist. Her name was Simone France and she taught me the importance of having a good skincare routine. The monthly facials did wonders for my breakouts and instilled the value of taking care of my skin. Then when I was finishing up at fashion school, I got a job in the cosmetic buying office at Macy’s. Talk about heaven! That’s probably the only job I ever truly missed.

So when I’m let loose in a cosmetics department, whether it’s at a local drugstore or large department store or good Lord, a webite, I’m bound to leave with something. And I did!

I picked up a highlighter palette from L’Oreal, True Match Lumi Glow. I haven’t tried this before so I’m looking forward to testing it.  There were a few other True Match products I was interested in but I opted to show restraint. But, I did need some new eyeshadows I was drawn to Wet n Wild’s Walking on Eggshells. For less than five dollars and a color palette is definitely me, I added it to my cart.

But before I can indulge in reading my new magazine, there are some admin tasks to take care of. And then there’s Billy. He’s barking and that means he’s lost again in the house. I better go get the little guy and settle him back on his bed.

I’ve shared a little glimpse of what’s on my desk. What’s on yours?

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