Why I Can’t Take Them Anywhere But Do Anyway


Yesterday I took 14 and Princess to the orthodontist. This would have worked out so much better if it hadn’t turned out that their appointment had been Tuesday.
So since we were in Charleston with no braces to tighten, we went to my favorite restaurant, Soho’s, at the Capitol Market. It’s a really cool restaurant inside a renovated old railroad transfer dock building. Outside is a wonderful farmers market. The cuisine is gourmet–one time, I was there with a friend and she asked for ketchup and mayonnaise. The waitress said, “The chef will not allow ketchup and mayonnaise in the restaurant.” Well. Okay….. The food is really good, though, and it’s a great place to people-watch as it is a popular spot for media personalities and local politicians, including the governor. Which clearly made it a fabulous place for Princess to show off her etiquette skills blowing wrappers off straws and shooting Coke out of four at once…..at a table next to Bray Cary (above, the man in blue), CEO of West Virginia Media and anchor of the TV news show, Decision Makers. Of course, a celebrity stalking is not complete without a picture, so I managed to sneak one, then looked around and said, “What other famous people are here today? Oh–me!!!!”

14 said, “I don’t see anybody trying to take a picture of you.”

What is that about?

After Princess finished four Cokes, adding approximately four sugar packets to each one (as if there wasn’t enough sugar in there to begin with?) we headed out to the house to find the concrete being poured in the basement!
Princess was very excited about her windowseat-to-be!

Then she checked out her big window.And climbed out–
–onto the roof.

She is going to be the death of me.
But truth? We had a wonderful day. It’s rare, a day to goof off with my kids, no schedule to keep. I didn’t even take them back to school. We just….enjoyed. Maybe I should screw up appointments more often. ๐Ÿ˜†

Giving away this weekend–Kiss or Kill by Lyn Stone, another November Silhouette Romantic Suspense. Let me know if you want to be in the draw.

So what’s on tap for you this weekend? It’s cold here! Might even snow….


  1. leanne says:

    Sounds like you guys had a good time. Don’t enter me in the contest. I bet princess can’t wait for the house and especially her room to be finished. :mrgreen: Hope everyone has a great weekend and stays warm today. :weather: :weather:

    Leanne :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:

  2. Kim A. says:

    What a great day you had! And hey, you never know, maybe someone *did* sneak a photo of you in the restaurant. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Overdue hi-lites and hair cut for me tomorrow, then — gulp!– house party at the boss’s home tomorrow night. First one he’s had in the 7+ years we’ve all been together. I’m not sure how this will go, socializing outside of the office, but I’ll take alcohol with me. ๐Ÿ˜†

    Have a great–and safe–weekend, everyone.


    P.S. Yes, please do enter me in the draw.

  3. Alice Audrey says:

    OMG, your poor heart. And I bet she thinks nothing of risking her neck. :fryingpan:

    CMI on the contest.

  4. Becky says:

    Yum! I love Sohos! :hungry:

  5. Karen K says:

    Yea , I’ve done that a time or two. They look at me like I have a screw loss… :rotfl:
    Please inter me in the give away..

  6. Karen K says:

    G Can I spell today ENTER wow.

  7. Karen B says:

    :flying: Aren’t kids great….. :heart: Please enter me.

  8. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    Sounds as if the day went well. Princess could have ejected the Coke without benefit of straws. ๐Ÿ˜† I am sure someone sneaked a picture of you. It wouldn’t be sneaking if you saw them now would it? I used to love days out with my two. Still do in fact. While my daughter was here this summer, I took her and 4 grandsons, my son and grandaugter, his spouse, my brother & spouse and my great neice and great-great nephew. Whew, thats a lot. We had a fantastic time. Please enter me in the draw. I need something to read.

  9. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    P.S. I had snow flurries yesterday. Beautiful. Have a grat day and :hug: to all.

  10. Melissa K. says:

    :wave: It’s very cold here in RI. I’d love to win the book, Suz. Not sure what I’m doing this weekend but I’m definitely going to read a lot. I miss my :purr:

  11. Minna says:

    We got plenty of snow here, too. :weather: Now if only that neighbour who promised to take off the snow from the road would finally come here with his tractor… Please enter me!

  12. JOYE says:

    I spent alot of time putting away all of my summer clothes and it is still hot here. So had to go back and get out some short sleeved wear. I live in the Phoenix area and it is 82 degrees now. Won’t seem like Thanksgiving unless it gets cooler. anyway, Happy thanksgiving.
    Please enter me in the contest

  13. Stefanie D says:

    Looks like you guys had a great day! :shimmy:
    This weekend, I’m going to celebrate my birthday! That will be a lot of fun too!
    Here in Belgium it’s already freezing. But I haven’t seen any snow yet.
    Please, enter me in the contest.

  14. Eva S says:

    I really miss that time when my kids were 14…They are now 27 and 23, not the same anymore. Enjoy!
    Please enter me.

  15. TeresaH says:

    I have nothing exciting planned for the weekend, I just hope it stays nice. Please enter me in the drawing.

  16. Maureen says:

    Maybe the people taking your picture didn’t want to be obvious about it. I have to catch up on housework this weekend since we have been busy and I am terribyl behind.

  17. Estella says:

    It’s raining here this weekend, so I’ll spend it by the fire with a good book.
    Please enter me in the drawing.

  18. Teresa W. says:

    I’m looking forward to the big game tomorrow! Michigan vs. Ohio State! (GO BLUE) Count me in for the draw!

  19. Susan says:

    Sounds like you had a great day. :thumbsup: It has been snowing here off and on since dawn. We have about two inches on the grass. :weather:

    Donโ€™t enter me in the contest.

  20. catslady says:

    Count me in on the draw please. Great pics, especially the last one ๐Ÿ˜ฎ We just got the cold weather and light snow but it won’t be long :weather: My daughter and fiancee were just here for 4 days and we had a great time. One of the things we did was visit the exhibit of Bodies that’s going around the country – quite fascinating.

  21. Brandy says:

    Sounds like a fun day. I’m sure the kids will remember it for a long time, especially when they are older.
    As for the weekend, I’m going to see if I can get the hubs to do some chores around here tomorrow and then sunday I am hoping that we can go hiking. We’ll see. *g*

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  22. Cheryl S. says:

    We had our first snowfall LAST Wednesday but it’s gone now. It is very cold, though, and is supposed to snow. I’m going to try very hard to stay in as much as possible this weekend.

  23. RobynL says:

    Great family time together. Ms. Fearless would make me shiver for sure hanging over the roof like that. I probably would be hollering ‘get down right now’. LOL. Enter me please.

  24. Biddy says:

    See this is why I want you to adopt me! Goofing off sounds great. This weekend will be spent polishing my first three chapters and synopsis. I was attacked by M&B’s editorial director this week at the RNA winter party asking why I hadn’t sent it in yet. So I am sending it in. *bites nails*

  25. Nathalie says:

    Can I be entered please ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Lily says:

    We have not yet had snow here… please can I be in the draw.

  27. Ericka Scott says:

    Enter me!

    We’ve got the last soccer game of the AYSO season today for my dd (14)…It’s gorgeous and warm, but I won’t rub that in!

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