Hope everyone had a great holiday. I tried to take a four-day vacation. It’s been about 10 years since I’ve had four days off in a row. I made myself stay away from the computer and didn’t write. My plan was to beach out on the couch and catch up with books, tv and movies. I’d been fighting a sinus infection for about a month, and the doc said I had to rest. Well, I did. For about four hours. :-) I know there are people in the world who can just hang out for days, but I’m not one of them. I did sit though that first day. I made two hats for the homeless, and started a scarf for my youngest son. The next day was Thanksgiving, and it was just my kids, husband and me. I sort of got stuck putting the dinner together by myself. (Everyone magically disappeared.) But it was a really nice day. Then we went and saw Harry P. again. Friday was an early call. The radio station does a toy drive that always kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. It really gets me in the holiday spirit, but getting there by 7 a.m. whew. After that we went and bought a washer and a dryer. Then my husband decided we needed to do a total remodel on the laundry room upstairs. He wanted to do all the clean up himself, so I let him. But then I felt guilty just sitting around so I started reorganizing the kitchen. ;-) I had no idea we had all that stuff. Gave a lot of it away to the Salvation Army. Saturday night he finally had everything the way he wanted it up there, but the walls looked terrible. He was exhausted, so I offered to paint. (I know I’m insane.) Five hours later we had a honey golden laundry room. And I could no longer raise my arms above my head. (I’m so out of shape.) Sunday, I could stand it no longer. I had to get back to work. Thank the Lord. I was exhausted from vacationing. ;-)


About Candace Havens

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I and Dragons Prefer Blondes. Her new venture is writing for the Blaze line of Harlequin. Those books include Take Me If You Dare, She Who Dares, Wins, Truth and Dare, and The Model Marine. She is also in the anthology Spirited, and the proceeds go to help literacy. Her books have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 1800 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.

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