3 AM now means morning. SIGH.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Normally I don't notice the houses around us much unless the police visit or something but our backyard neighbor three doors down (not to be confused with our next door neighbors, or across the way neighbors (!)) has installed a new back porch light. And not just any back porch light.
No, this back porch light is clearly the REPEL THE DARK special. They turned it on a few nights ago and--well, let's just say we noticed. (It was hard not to. I'm sure it Icould be seen from space.)
We've tried an extra set of curtains, but it hasn't been working. So my husband and I have told ourselves it's like having a reading light. Which was sort of fun at first, but then not so much at 3 in the morning and it's the third night in a row you've woken up to find yourself thinking "Oh! The sun's already up! I'd better get up--wait a minute. It's...3 AM?? It's supposed to be dark out! Why isn't it dark? Oh yeah. THE LIGHT."
So I am all discombobulated and sleepy. But pretty soon I will be in New York, and then I will get a break from the light! I will be doing a book signing on Sunday, April 5th at 1 PM at Books of Wonder with not one, but TWO, New York Times Bestselling authors--Cassandra Clare and Lisa McMann--and you should totally come if you live anywhere near New York.
I mean, it's Cassandra Clare! And Lisa McMann! Also, I will have presents.
I have links too:
Most Girl Scout cookie sales are over, but if you're dying for some, check out these recipes for Samoa Bars and Thin Minties -- and get your fix any time! (I found these because I stumbled across a link for this, which my husband now wants. Oh, the UK, home to so many candy bars he adores!)
Closing out this sweet entry (har har!), a re-share of one of my husband's faves--a quick and easy adaptation of a Nigel Slater brownie recipe