Years ago I spoke to an author who said she bought herself a new trinket every time she released a new novel. I beleive that author was Jill Barnett, so those ‘trinkets’ probably cost more than I make in a year. But the monetary value is neither here nor there. (At least that’s what I tell myself.) My point is, I’ve always thought it important to remember to celebrate our successes, no matter how humble. When you finally remove the peeling that peeling bathroom wallpaper or finish your thesis or lose those pesky extra pounds, one should give herself a moment to celebrate.
Personally, my celebrations almost invariably involve food, so celebrating weight loss has often been counter productive. Nevertheless, I believe in my theory. Why work like little demons if we don’t take time to revel in our achievements. ie get a new pair of shoes, have a chocolate brownie delight, or get a mani/pedi.
So I bought a horse. (You didn’t see that coming, did you?) But here’s the deal, Home Fires was just released and I feel compelled to acknowledge the moment. I don’t particularly care about jewelry, I’m already saturated in chocolate and my manis and pedis are all beyond repair. But a new horse….ahhh…that will honest to goodness make my life better. And here’s why:
Sagacious Sage, my much beloved gelding who I’ve had since birth turned 20 on Valentine’s Day and will eventually need to slow down.
His sister, Bint Ayrea, has arthritis in her left carpus and probably won’t be competing again. And I loooove to compete.
Ergo, this little guy:
His name is Infinite Image. I think I’ll call him Finnegan. He’s not weaned yet, but I fell in love with him weeks ago and baring any unforseen problems, will be bringing him home June 17th.
So as Kylie said a few days again: Happy Release Day to Me!