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I realized it had been a long time since I posted. I needed a break from the computer. For the last five days I’ve only been doing what I absolutely had to get done. :-)

I had a great birthday and the celebration carried over to the weekend. We went to one of my favorite places last night, The Melting Pot. It’s fondue, and is totally delicious. We took the kids for the first time, and they loved it. It’s pricey, but also a great experience. Of course my very well-behaved children and husband couldn’t resist using the lobster tails as puppets. I can’t take those guys anywhere. (IT was so funny I almost snorted shrimp thru my nose. Painful.)

I took it very easy this weekend. I’m still fighting the mono thing. I had big plans to get the upstairs game room clean, but it can wait another week. I’ve also been searching online for an appropriate cocktail dress for an awards thing I’m presenting at. No such luck yet.

The whole searching for a dress thing made me think about some favorite outfits I had when I was a little girl. There was this one dark blue dress with small red polka dots. It has ruffled sleeves and I loved the twirl factor of that dress. I was five. Oh, and there was another favorite. It had a gold longsleeve blouse with a little brown leather vest and tweed skirt. I felt like a diva when I wore those. And I always wore a small gold locket that had a tiny birthstone in it. I still have that. :-)

So what was your favorite item of clothing or jewelry when you were young?

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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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