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Running out the door this morning (in the pouring rain, no less) but it IS Friday, so I felt compelled to do an entry, albeit a quick one.

First, I REALLY want to see the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie. Is it good? I heard it is, but I really want it to be. All the reviews have been so positive, and it just looks so cute. Plus since I am now officially a Gilmore Girls fan—still working my way through the first season, thanks to Netflix—I am that much more excited to see Alexis Bledel on the big screen. I’ve also heard good things about Cinderella Man (although I am not a Russel Crowe fan, but I love Renee, which kind of balances it out, I guess). Plus, and I can’t believe I’m admitting this, I’m actually intrigued by the new Batman movie, which is SO not my kind of thing. But the trailer is really compelling. Go figure.

This weekend is the lead up to my birthday, which I always drag out entirely too long, so I’m celebrating. I have fully embraced 35 (not like I have a choice, right) so bring it on. Some of this change of heart comes from the gratitude I feel about another big thing that happened this week: my new book is done. (And by done, I mean an initial draft: it still won’t be published for awhile.) AMAZING. Most of you know I’m hideously secretive and superstitious about my writing, which is why I don’t discuss stuff in progress here, but I’ve been working away on this since the fall, and there have been some tough stretches, but now it is done. I am so relieved and happy I can’t even tell you. I do want to thank all of you, however, for all of the kind comments, and great entries on my guestbook over the last few months: sometimes, on a crappy writing day (and I had my share) they were all that got me through. I still can’t give many details (there’s that superstitious thing again) but just know how grateful I am, always, for your enthusiasm and support. It means more than you know.

And with that, I’m off to a high school graduation (hi, Emily!), umbrella in hand….

have a good weekend, everyone!