So much excitement in the Ryan hood last night...
I spent the evening on the couch, watching two Russian women in cocktail dresses duking it in the U.S. Open. While they were huffing and grunting their way through the two-set match, I was huffing and grunting (and maybe even swearing a little) as I duked it out with a new chapter for my work in progress. All I can say is: Worst. Writing. Ever. You know there's a problem when you start to hate your main character, particularly when you're writing a memoir.
It took three and a half hours, but I'm happy to report that the chapter and I are back on track, in every sense of the word. As it turns out, you can say, "I sat on the couch and stared at these people, wondering who they were and what on earth they were doing" in less than 30 pages! Good news for everyone :)
While I was trying to rescue my masterpiece (and keep my dog from curling up on my laptop - something about the heat and the humming noise makes her all snuggly), Steve was in the other room reading this - which made him laugh so hard he almost fell off the bed. I've never seen him this enthusiastic about a book; honestly, I think it was a gift from God to get him through the Red Sox debacle and sustain him until the Patriots opener this Sunday.
And finally, in the WHO KNEW??? department - I just discovered that Banana Republic offers FREE alterations!!! Am I the last person to discover this? Honestly, I almost kissed the sales woman when she told me that the adorable-but-way-too-long jeans I tried on could be hemmed to make me look like one of the "after" shots on What Not To Wear. I am far too excited about this. Pictures may be forthcoming.
Which leads me to ask - where do you find jeans? What are your favorite brands/cuts/styles? They say the tapered, tight-leg look is coming back, but I think if we band together, we can stop the madness!