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I dare anyone to listen to Billy Currington sing “Don’t it” and not get in a better mood.

Right now, it’s the mood music I’m listening to while I work on book three in my Love and Chocolate series.

Shhh:  It’s the hero’s theme song.

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(c) Ruud Morjin/dollarphotoclub

(c) Ruud Morjin/dollarphotoclub

Did you ever have a day get derailed?  Or a life, maybe?  There you are, driving along, minding your own business, full of plans, when suddenly someone t-bones you or if not so serious, a huge truck stops and you can’t drive around.

So what do you do – drum your fingers on the steering wheel or lay on the horn?  Maybe mutter or yell a few choice words (I wonder why Southern people say “Pardon my French” right after they swear.)  Not that the swearing changes the reality, but it’s a way of railing against the unfairness of the world.

But is it unfair?

Today I’m stuck in bed with the flu, not daring to venture farther than ten feet from a bathroom.  All my beautiful plans are put on hold, and my brain is so foggy any new plans would probably be embarrassing when I regain normalcy.

So what do I do?  Rather than focus on the disaster on the road in front of me, I’m going to look at the weeds blooming on the side of the road.

 

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I don’t see many movies in the theater, unless Richard Armitage is in the cast. I watch most movies online. However, I’m writing a novel with a hero with a southern accent and I thought a few hours of Matthew McConaughey would be useful, so I went to see Interstellar.

Wow. This was a fun movie and definitely worth watching in IMAX. There were about five minutes in the middle when I was getting bored with Anne Hathaway making faces behind an astronaut mask and the spaceship spinning, but then the plot picked up and I was fine. There were interesting family relationships and interactions and a hint of romance, which nicely balanced the space travel/adventure/fighting scenes. I liked the music, too. Sometimes it is nice to escape into a different, exciting world. And after seeing this movie, I no longer think my house is dusty.

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