Tuesday, May 13, 2008

new book…

Current work: going back to work today
Listening to: Sheryl Crow
Reading: thinking about the next on my TBR pile

Exciting post this morning. I was busy making breakfast/the children’s packed lunches when the doorbell went. Son raced to the door, signed for the parcel, hefted the box and informed me it had to be a box of books. Not the usual courier for M&B (and I’m not expecting any paperbacks until next month in any case). Second edition of How To Research Local History, perhaps? But no… it was this one! (And it deserves a screamer.)

I’m really pleased with the final production. Looks great – and it’ll be out on the shelves in a couple of weeks. The kids had their signed copies this morning (seems to have become a ritual that they get the first two out of the box – quite flattering that they actually want copies) and son was even happier when I flicked to p171 and showed him the photograph’s caption, i.e. his name in the credits. He wanted to take the book in today to show his friends, but I’ve suggested it’s better to wait until after SATs when they’re all less stressed.

Oh, and one bit of personal good news. Since we got Wii Fit, 10 days ago, I’ve lost 6lbs. Actually, that figure needs adjusting as the initial weigh-in was after dinner and I prefer to weigh myself before breakfast, but even so that’s a huge loss for me – usually I struggle to lose 1lb a week. But it proves this new healthy lifestyle (ha – says she, who’s had the lurgy for nearly a week) is working.


Shirley said...

Wow. That looks gorgeous! (And yes, it does deserve the screamer :o))

I'm just catching up here, so sorry to hear you've had the lurgy. Hope you're soon feeling much better.

Melissa Marsh said...

Awesome job on the weight loss, Kate! Keep it up!