Friday, January 25, 2013


Don't hate me because I bored you for years and years a long time about THE BOOK, and that's not likely to change anytime soon. Hate me because on Monday, I will have my toes in the water, *&^ in the sand, not a worry in the world, cold beer in my hand!

STM and I head to Hawaii to celebrate my 50th birthday - definitely one of the upsides to it all! It's not that I think 50 is old, or that I'm freaking out about it, it's just that 40 seemed like yesterday, 30 not that long ago, vividly remember my 25th. The thing about 50 is you realize it's not that long until 60, 70, 75. Again, nothing wrong with it, but it's just weird to think about.

You'll be happy to know that I have my retirement community all picked out. It's a tad premature to put down a deposit, but let's just say the thought has crossed my mind. I'm a planner. That's both one of my biggest strengths, and definitely a weakness when it's over-used.

But come Monday, my biggest planning will involve which of the four books I'm bringing to start first, whether or not I want fries with that burger or a salad (fries), and if it's too early to start drinking (no).



Elizabeth said...

Oh, how glorious. Happy birthday and have a terrific, romantic and restful time!

3oe4ka said...

I am so lucky to come across this particular post just in time, Carrie! Happy Birthday to you!!!! Hawaii is one of my favorite spots on this planet and it's the best place to be for celebrating birthdays, love and the new book! What an incredible accomplishment! ALOHA!!!!!!! said...

May your trip be blessed from A - Z.

Ajax said...

Great! What better way to celebrate your book release? I just had a birthday in Hawaii also. Hope yours is the happiest yet. Safe travels. Which island will you be visiting?

kario said...

Yippee! Have a better than fantastic time! Lounge, eat, drink and do it all over again. We will keep up the momentum for the book here while you're away. My copy is due to arrive today and I can't wait to read it and write all about it!

Journey mercies!

Amber said...

Now THATS good stuff!!
Please take pictures and post to facebook so I can have new images to hold when I imagine I am with you.


Tanya Savko said...

Fantastic! Wishing you a wonderful time and truly the happiest of birthdays. xoxo