Cherry Saturday 3-30-13

March is almost gone. One quarter of 2013 is spent. On the one hand, YAY, it’s spring! On the other hand, where the hell did the time go? At least we know where we are on Saturdays. Oh, and it’s Easter tomorrow, so no matter what your religious preference, hit those stores for marshmallow eggs and put some peeps in your microwave, just for the thrill of it all.

34 thoughts on “Cherry Saturday 3-30-13

  1. Oh! First post!!

    Um, what to say…. Yes, by all means, let us eat Easterly things. Hot Cross Buns for breakfast.

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  2. We’ve had sunshine here in mid-Michigan for 4 days in a row! I think it might be a record. It has really helped my mood, so yay for spring & sunshine!

    Happy Easter everyone!

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  3. We hit the nineties here already. Way too soon. At least today will be mid eighties and the little kids Easter egg hunt in the park will be a happy time. Plus, there is a light breeze.
    My Passover was quiet this year. Kids going in different directions, me working my butt off. It happens that way sometimes. I’d almost forgotten what was going on outside of my office. Hmmm. I do love me some peeps. Nuked peeps, eh? Five seconds, maybe.

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  4. I’m not sure if people are checking the posts after Saturday, so in case you missed it — do we have any Cherries who got the call for Ritas or GH this past week? I know that Robin LaFevers got a nomination for a Rita in YA. Anyone else?

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    1. I’ll be there! Chris Merrill, Heidi & I will be part of a panel on Thursday afternoon about the different romance genres! Come look for us! There will be goodies all around. And you may see me in a Wonder Woman costume. (Thank you, Etsy!)

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        1. Great! I’m doing a panel on Thursday morning on Blog Tours with Elle James and Delilah Devlin, who are also my roomies. I’ll have cherries on my badge! BOLO for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

          Oh! And I’ve got some nifty swag…jar openers, pens, flower seeds…just ask me.

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  5. We are repainting the our house (interior) – we did exterior last year. I have new understanding of what people go through during proper renovation. As a result, an extra hug to you, Jenny and anyone else beautifying their environment with more than a Spring clean.

    I also realised that my extra stuff is symptomatic of some deep-seated poverty consciousness issues. I keep things, “just-in-case” – this is not good. Wish I could be like Toyota (the car manufacturer) and only have things “just-in-time.” When I realised the potential seriousness of the problem I thought that I could be a case study for Hoarding Buried Alive 2033. To put in perpective- it is not a LOT of stuff, it’s the type of stuff that is concerning. Now to develop and implement plan of action.

    Hi Argh people and Cherries.

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    1. Hey, were also doing home repairs. Floors first, with the hardwoods being redone next weekend, and then carpet in the master bedroom area. And painting. And I bought a new fridge.
      Damn, the money goes fast…..

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  6. Compared to last year, when I was preparing for a move, this year’s spring cleaning will be a cinch! Apart from the dusting, which will always be a nightmare. After the clear-out, the only things I’m hoarding are books and pictures, both of which are dust magnets. Which reminds me, I’m supposed to be cleaning today. Happy Easter everyone!

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  7. Like your Cherry Saturdays…Of course only you can think of this…You get me Thinking Though Ms.Crusie, we really want to know about your New Book…I reread “Maybe This Time” and The only books I reread are All of Jane Austen’s…I am not alone in Loving Your Books…Have a Beautiful Easter…Susan…VT

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  8. Already mentioned RT in May. Anyone going to RWA in Atlanta ? If I go it will be only to the signing.

    Happy Easter-we are under a severe thunderstorm watch.

    I am not a peep eater but I get them for the grandgirls. Please, no one tell them about the microwave thing .

    What are you reading ? I am reading The Fallen- Rebel by Kristina Douglas (aka Anne Stuart). Just started. Already hooked.

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    1. I’m not going. And again, as per usual, Jill, you are charged … with the able support of Chris & Cory … to raise a glass, or two, for me! I’m going back to New England and upstate New York instead of Atlanta. Kind of like swapping one Very Humid place for another. Was that bad planning or what! I don’t like my chances to next year for San Antonio, either. I’m really hanging out for San Diego. Love that place!

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  9. Reading “Dare to Die” Carolyn Hart” Love the Series and Just finished Brava,Valentine Adriana Trigiani She Brings me back to NYC..Then if time allows this week “Me Before You” Jojo Moyes …Susan VT.

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  10. I have the comic with my erotica story that I need to read, Jill. I haven’t opened it yet. I haven’t seen the finished pages and I’m worried it sucks. ARGH.

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  11. I’m going to RWA National, in Atlanta. It will be my first Literacy Autographing. One more goal to cross off the list. : ) Have fun at RT you guys!
    I loved Brava, Valentine, Susan. Currently reading our book club selection, One Thousand White Women, by Jim Fergus. I noticed it was edited by Jenny’s editor, Jen Enderlin. It’s quite fascinating, but I’m not too far into it yet.

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  12. (-: I had a lovely Easter weekend with some friends — we dyed eggs, and had a ham for Easter lunch.

    My breadmaker is really letting me down, though. My Zojirushi was encrusted with yeast and the washer was giving me too many fits, so I decided to get a cheapie Siroca to tide me over. It’s the worst breadmaker I’ve ever had! The rolls for the pigs-inna-blanket came out OK yesterday, but the SAME recipe this morning (that was supposed to be darling bunny buns) turned into GOO. I spooned it into cupcake tins, and it turned out to be edible, but I’m so disappointed. I don’t know what’s wrong with that thing. )-: And I’m not stumbling on any Zojirushi on sale . . . .

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  13. Happy Easter everyone (belatedly)
    Easter in Australia was 4 days of lovely sunshine, though definitely with autumn on the way. Not the usual heat in the Aussie sun. Can anyone tell me what “peeps” are?… I thought they were to do with Twitter followers – and I’m sure you aren’t microwaving them!

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    1. Peeps are marshmallow chickens that are covered in some sort of spray dye and crystallized sugar. (-: They are really quite horrible unless you grew up with them. When put in the microwave . . . well, you can imagine. Squish the microwaved peeps between some cookies or sweet crackers, and you’ve got a nice little treat (-:.

      My favorite Easter candy is the hollow chocolate bunny. Especially the ears — I don’t know what’s so delicately, delightfully wonderful about chomping off the ears of a bunny, but I do know there IS something.

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  14. Marshmallow chickens!!! How did it get called a “peep”?? I thought maybe you meant popcorn. But popcorn is popcorn, ain’t it!
    Thank you Micki. Choccy bunnies rock. Choccy anything rocks, really.

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      1. And you don’t just microwave them to melt them. More fun is to give them each a sword or something, made out of a toothpick, and let them “duel” — they each puff up and one usually explodes first. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. A quarter of the year is over. Huh. When you put it that way, it’s a bit scary.

    My TBR pile is out of control. At the top of it is Julie James’ latest, Love Irresistibly. I’m reading Tell The Wolves I’m Home right now.

    We plunked down some money on a mid-range rice cooker, and so far, it’s been awesome! I love the timer setting, so that the food is done by the time I’m home from work. It’s made my weekday mad dash home+pickup kids 1 & 2 from daycare/preschool+feed them dinner a whole lot easier.

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