5 Angels and Chocolate
“DoÂ notÂ give up; the beginning is always the hardest.”
Yesterday started as a great day and ended up pretty sweet.
First of all, I’d like to say I got another review for A BEND IN TIME. It’s from Fallen Angel Reviews – and they gave me 5 angels! This is my first 5! EVER! I am so stoked. The reviewer humbles me and says:
“Holy time travel Batman! What an amazing, griping story. I couldnâ€™t put the book down; it was driving me crazy wanting to know what was going to happen next! Michelle Miles is an engaging author with a very vivid imagination…Â She is truly an amazingly gifted writer.”
You can read the entire review here.
I couldn’t stop smiling after that! It totally made my day. Even though there was an asshole that tried very hard to piss me off today, I ignored it and continued on my merry way. Talk about a total kick in the pants to get your going! If THIS doesn’t give me motivation, then nothing will. Right?
So. I ended up having dinner at The Man’s restaurant with a friend who so graciously took pity on my pathetic self when I couldn’t go on Saturday. We had a good time – we didn’t even talk about workÂ – and The Man took very nice care of us.
I’m not sure if I blogged about the Valentine’s Day Debacle, but suffice it to say he ordered me flowers and I never got them. And he was TICKED. So he chewed on the florist and they gave him a refund and told him to please never come back. (I told him later that screaming the F word at the florist was probably NOT a good thing…)
Anyway. So as we’re having dinner for three hours (because I simply didn’t want to leave and I love watching him work – he’s very good at what he does and quite well respected), he came by and said he had something for me. He disappears and comes back a few minutes later with a gold box in hand. Turns out it’s a box of Godiva Chocolate. The box with six different kinds in it. He said it was for Valentine’s Day when I ended up NOT getting flowers.
I was so touched. Okay, so he was a couple of weeks late. So I never got the flowers. But he tried. And not only did he try, he made up for it. I think it’s incredibly sweet. And then he took care of the entire tab for dinner.
And in case you’re wondering what the quote at the top of this post is…well, that was my fortune cookie.
Very eerie, eh? I’d swear on my life he picked it out himself. Even my friend’s fortune was eerie.
Eerie. And timely. All of this came at a time when things are not working out for me on the writing front. And…you know me…I believe everything happens for a reason.
So. Time to get the butt in gear and finish that dragon story, eh?