A Plethora of Holidays and Events

What a week!! Monday was President’s Day. The sad thing about that to me is that our county offices don’t close for the holiday and it chaps my hide every year. These men served our country and we should be honoring their memories. My office is always closed but I had to be on standby since a colleague had a hearing in state court that if he lost, I’d have to step in and help his client in an emergency filing in federal court. The Feds were closed but since filings can be done on-line, it really isn’t impossible to help someone after hours. AND of course, I had to be on standby to be paid, too! LOL!

I also signed a contract for a new novella with Secret Cravings Publishing on Monday. And I’m guest blogging two places: http://www.caseycrow.com/blog/ and http://ldee2010.wordpress.com/

Tuesday is a two-fold celebration day. First, for the world at large, it’s Mardi Gras, which means Fat Tuesday- the last day before the Lenten season begins. Now, I’m a plain old Methodist and we don’t go in for all that stuff, but it is a fun time. I used to be in two Mardi Gras krewes (clubs) but resigned from both this year because I got tired of the women in them- it seemed like someone was always mad about something and the tension would be unbearable, so I decided life would be easier without it. I do miss some of the activities but not the drama.

The second celebration for today is my favorite actor of all time is having a birthday today!! Happy Birthday to Alan Rickman. Here’s hoping he has many more and keeps taking on roles so I can admire him.

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, which starts Lent. I used to think it was cool when I was a kid that my Catholic friends went to church and had the ashes placed on their foreheads. Again, the Methodists don’t do that. I’m fascinated by all types of rituals and religions and love to learn all about the different traditions.

Thursday and Friday aren’t holidays to my knowledge but I’m expecting a great day at least for Thursday. One that has been a long time in coming. I’ve got a hearing that is going to finally end a case that has been going on since 2008 and I’m the big winner.

Leaving you with a happy dance from one of Alan’s films. Happy Birthday, happy new contract for me and happy Fat Tuesday! Kick up your feet and dance!

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8 Responses to A Plethora of Holidays and Events

  1. jeff salter says:

    Gosh, what a busy season for you.
    Congratulations on the new contract!
    I don’t know how you find time/energy for all the guest blogging you do.
    I was never big into Mardi Gras, even tho I lived across Lake Ponchartrain from New Orleans. But I certainly miss the king cakes.
    Mardi Gras IS observed somewhere in KY, I’m told, but it can’t be as big as it is along the Gulf Coast. Did you know there are several crewes way up in Shreveport? Yeah. I have a good friend in one of them.

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    • I’m always running about like a crazy nutcase. Leaving 2 krewes gave me some breathing room. Thanks re: contract. I’m happy that the story has a home. It was written on a whim and I was pleased that it was good enough to be wanted. The first place I sent it rejected it with these words, “It’s cleanly written, the characters are well developed, you have great potential. Send us something else.”. It cracked me up. I love that! So, since I had potential, I sent that sucker back out. Hehehe.

      King cake is awesome. Once a season. Lol.

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  2. Laurie Ryan says:

    Jillian,
    What move is that from? I’ve NEVER seen Alan Rickman dancing. 🙂 Happy Fat Tuesday. I completely spaced that it’s Mardi Gras. Also, congrats on the contract. You’re rockin’ the releases!

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    • Laurie- you are missing out totally by not having seen “The Search for John Gissing” It is a hilarious comedy- Alan is amazing in it. You MUST see it. It’s super funny.

      Thanks on the contract. I was very pleased that the story found a home.

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  3. Micki Gibson says:

    Fun post and you have me exhausted with your week. Count me in with those who haven’t seen “The Search for John Gissing” but am adding it to the To Be Seen list. Congratulations on the contract and the closing of the hearing (or whatever you call it) that will make your Thursday a great one! I’d planned to go to one of the Mardi Gras parades this weekend, but with the hubby out of town, one kid hating being pelted with beads, one kid wanting to play his new video game, one not feeling well, and me being exhausted (not to mention having done my fair share of parades back in my twirling days), we skipped all of them. But still, happy Mardi Gras and Happy Birthday, Alan Rickman!

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    • Thanks Micki. I also didn’t hit the parades. I like to throw stuff but don’t like to get pelted with it either. I spend most of the time if I’m not on a float, ducking from the junk. Lol.

      This movie is laugh out loud funny. It never got the exposure it deserved. It has Jeaneane Garofaolo (spelling?) in it too and she’s a hoot.

      Thanks on the contract. Am very happy about it. Super spicy story. Eep.

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  4. Lavada Dee says:

    Congratulations on the contract. You are really moving this year, you do realize it’s Feb? 🙂
    I watched the video and I’m thinking I need to get out some exercise dance stuff. I think I have it some on the Wii. That video made it look like fun.

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    • Thanks, Lavada. Yeah, I was just thinking the other day that back in October, I was fretting that I had nothing set to come out in 2012 except one book and boom, now look! LOL! It’s amazing what happens when you submit, right?

      The dancing video was super fun! Glad yo liked it

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