Will You Walk Into My Parlor?  

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Things I would tweet if I twittered (and if they were short enough).
I received a letter today from a sweet friend.

(How often does one get letters anymore? Have people younger than twenty even seen one?) Plus--a postcard on the very same day from the very same sweet thing! And guess what? I got a gorgeous homemade card from another friend last week; I am rich!!!

My husband bought three books at Costco today.

I think that means I'm fated to read them. (Curse you, Braden Bell!) Still fighting it, though, since I suspect they are way too close to home for me.

My birthday is later this month.

layers and layers--oh, how I love layers!

I'm going to be (cough-cough) forty-blah blah, (cough). I have instructed The Spouse to take one of my gluten free cake mixes to my favorite bakery and have them whip me up a special cake. Two mixes would be even better! I love layers. In fact, I love them so much, I propose a layer for each year of my life. Way better than (cough-cough) forty (blah-blah) candles!

Let them eat cake.

My 15 year old won’t be home for dinner which means I don’t have to cook, right? I mean, The Spouse, The Big Guy and The Little Guy don’t count, do they?

I am starting to blog more, as in reading the blogs of others.

I am enjoying it very much. I am also being really strict about it (just one hour a day) since I can’t afford to allow it to take over my life. Again. (After all, books don’t write themselves and I have had an awesome idea for another book about Miss D—rather, her daughter and Lucinda’s son. Turns out he’s nothing like his mom. OR his dad. Well, except for the golden hair. Woot woot!) (I also have a great idea for a regency romance starring a stunning red-head with mucho artistic talent named Luisa. Which to write first?) (This isn’t counting the one I’ve been working on. So many stories, too little time.)

Will you walk into my parlor said the spider to the fly--complete poem here. I was surprised at how much in common this post had with the images in this poem--though I did photo-shop out most of the spider webs. (All oddities as far as font sizes and spacing problems are beyond my control. Apparently. Since I have tried to fix them at least four times. Perhaps five is the magic number but I choose not to tempt fate.)

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26 wise, witty and wonderful comments

Those future Work in Progress' sound amazing!

Can't wait to read more from you!

September 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

I need to get on the Hunger Games bandwagon!

And you don't look a day over 23.

September 3, 2010 at 9:14 PM

You will not be sorry you invested the time in those books (and they go fast, but you definitely won't be cooking dinner on the days you're reading).

Your parlor is lovely.

Is that postcard from Quebec? I think I recognize that building.

I hope you have a wonderful birthday, and you'll always be younger than I am.

September 3, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Someday I will read for pleasure. Just when I think I can, another big thing comes along. I really really miss it.

Your home is lovely. One day I would like to come visit you and sit on your couch an talk and talk until 2 am.

September 3, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Now, be nice! It's not my fault your hubby bought the Hunger games trilogy. And, it's not my fault that Suzanne Meyer, I mean Stephenie Collins wrote them. Ha! Just kidding. As a writer, it will be a good thing for you. And will possibly give you some ways to give some real oomph to Miss D 3. Like maybe her kids are taken from and forced to go on a secret mission for the Regent and in the course of that, they have to to an arena in tsarist Russia and fight to the death or something....

September 4, 2010 at 7:32 AM

I just finished Mockingjay last night. I never want to go on bandwagons, but sometimes I just feel like I have to in order to have intelligent conversations with people. That's why I read Twilight, too. :) I liked this one lots better than Twilight (no surprise there), but I don't think I'll ever re read. Maybe.

Anyway, I always love when you invite us into your parlor. Your house amazes me. And I have enjoyed seeing your face around Blogdania of late. Makes me happy. :)

September 4, 2010 at 11:55 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope you enjoy every last bite...drop of it!

September 4, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Well shucks,,happy 4o (cough cough, blah blah) birthday.
I hope it will be awesome and you get your 40????,layers.

we are both september babies eh

love the photos from your house!!

and I have yet to read those books, they are on my "list" however.
I need to give myself a time limit for blogging as well.

September 4, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Wait a minute---have I missed the second Miss D? I've been waiting for it...

Also, I would like to say that I'm under 27 and have seen letters in my life! I have two missionary friends right now that I get letters from about once a month. So there:)

September 5, 2010 at 9:14 AM

There's nothing quite like getting an actual handwritten letter in the mail. You ARE rich!

That cake makes me want to break into the bakery down the road. (But I won't...)

September 5, 2010 at 10:53 AM

Your home reminds me of this lovely little vintage shop near here, in which I want to purchase everything in sight.

And happy birthday my dear! I hope it is wonderful!

September 5, 2010 at 6:56 PM

That's a lot of eye candy for one post, Heidi! Woah! :) Ditto what Kazzy said about actually coming over, but this post made me feel almost like I already have!!

September 6, 2010 at 4:43 AM

I hope your birthday was fun and cake delicious.

I agree with you about bottling summer in any way possible. I so hate for it to end.

If I'm going to sound pathetically self-pitying, I could say that that opposite-Nanny-McPhee process has happened to me with the physical toll of having children. Maybe as they grow up and need me less I'll be able to reverse the process somewhat.

September 6, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Beautiful parlor. Thanks for the invite. =)

September 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM

I read Hunger Games...really good. I am forty-blah blah too! I need to be more strict about blog time. And your parlor is lovely!

September 6, 2010 at 2:54 PM

You are the coolest. :) that would be my tweet to you if I did such a thing. Have a great birthday my fellow september b-day blogger. :):)

September 6, 2010 at 8:24 PM

You have such a lovely parlor. I swear you were born in the wrong era.

Good for you with the 1 hour a day rule. amen! Can't wait for the next book. Did I miss the second one? Tell me no.

You will lub the Hunger Games. Nice you get to read them all at once. I can't speak for the third one since I'm only on page 30.



The forties are da bomb!

P.S. I LUB letters too!

September 6, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Tell me I didn't lose my first comment!

September 6, 2010 at 8:28 PM

I am gasping in excitement over the prospect of Miss D 3 and the spectacular Redhead! Please, please!!!!!


September 7, 2010 at 3:42 PM

just dropping by to say Hi!

September 7, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Too funny. My husband just talked me into buying all three Hunger Games books too. You stopped by my blog and asked about my book. I'm actually still waiting to hear from Deseret Book to see if it made it through the committees. It's made it so far, I'm hoping it will hurdle this last part. Thanks for asking, and I love your parlor. Fancy!

September 7, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Oh, I am way behind in blog reading, feeling snowed in at the moment, and digging myself out, friend by friend. Your blog, though, is at the top of my list (that counts for something, right? :)

Love the layers on your bed, and the reference to cake layers, your upcoming birthday (which day??)! So much to celebrate, I sense your happiness in this post, which has helped brighten my own day!!

PS: haven't read Mockingjay yet, waiting to get it at the library. Yeah, I'm that much of a tightwad...

September 7, 2010 at 8:47 PM

I'm so excited about your book prospects--sounds awesome!! Your photo's are always gorgeous, and I always like looking at them, they make me happy--as do you! Happy cough cough birthday sometime this month blah blah! :)

September 8, 2010 at 8:23 AM

You have made such a lovely home! I love that it's not like a model home, which is the highest compliment from me, because model homes have no personality, anyone could be living there. Your home is you and I love that! It is what I strive to do. You are awesome!

I have not read Hunger Games. I have a tendency to shy away from bandwagons.

September 9, 2010 at 12:39 PM

I often think the same thing about letters! They were such an important part of those first few years away from home (college for me). Checking the mailbox and finding letters from friends was an event. You'd think I'd have better handwriting...

Great birthday cake is very important to me so I'm all for the layers!

Thank so much for all of your sweet comments on my old Oliver posts. I learn so much about special needs parenting from people like you, my friend.

September 12, 2010 at 6:40 AM

40 is young! Happy Birthday!

I am reading MockingJay right now! I can't wait to see how it all ends.

Your house and all it's little shabby chic touches are beautiful!

September 23, 2010 at 5:41 AM

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