Finally, it’s Friday! Years and years ago, when I worked a 9-5 job, that meant a lot more to me. Now it means the delicate and specialty laundry. All those lovely little items that require special care such as lay-flat-to-dry, hand-wash, or spot-clean only get tackled on one day. And God forbid, that red sweatshirt my daughter loves that bleeds on everything no matter how I wash it. That sucker gets washed alone!
Sometimes I have a lot of this and it makes the day last twice as long. Other times, there is only one or two items and wheeee, free time! Free time is ‘me’ time. I read or do some other task that normally gets crowded out of the daily time-crunch, like I might actually shower, shave my legs and pluck my eyebrows! Rip roarin’ fun there!
But even ten extra minutes where I am not accountable for someone or some task is a tiny breath of heaven and I grab hold of it. I never watch TV. I am a sad sad case of pop culture indifference who has never seen So You Think You Can Dance, NCIS, or any other must-see show. Why waste those precious few minutes watching TV when a whole world of books is waiting on me? My wanna-read pile is taller than I am!
Escape. That is what I want. To escape into a story and let it carry me away from the everyday grind of life, especially the laundry. I try to provide that for others with my writing. From my romantic comedy JINXED, to my fantasy-world in MYLA BY MOONLIGHT and SALOME AT SUNRISE, to the erotic side of human nature in the DIRTY LAUNDRY series, I hope I have given readers an escape.
And now, one of you gets something more! A DIRTY LAUNDRY GIFT BASKET for when you can steal some ‘me’ time for yourself. From me to you, enjoy!