Yesterday morning I started my goal of writing a thousand words per day. I got up earlier than I normally do, and sat down at my laptop with a squirming one-year-old who forgot that he should still be sleeping. I placated him by balancing him in my lap, and began to work.
The subject of cotton candy came up in those thousand words. I tried to remember exactly how the fluffy candy tastes and feels in my mouth, and the fact that I couldn't remember bugged me to no end. "Well, it's too bad that I can't get that stuff around here," I muttered.
Later, after James came home from work, I went grocery shopping. (I will leave out my adventures in the hurricane-like weather we had, that included me getting soaked to the skin in five seconds flat and sloshing around Walmart in my drenched sneakers.) At the first store I went to, they had shipments of special purchases that had just come in. My jaw nearly dropped to the floor when I saw small tubs containing mixed colors of pink and blue cotton candy (the same colors as I put in my manuscript) for a dollar each.
Never in a kazillion years had I ever thought I'd be buying cotton candy for "research". I even *gulp* took that as a teensy bit of a sign.
I took a couple of pinches for the sake of my manuscript (sounds like I was doing snuff, huh), and the kids blissfully stuffed their faces with the rest. Even Bean smacked his lips and screamed when I put the container away.
No doubt they hope I'll be writing piles of doughnuts, snack cakes, and Hershey bars into my book soon.
Now for the second part of this post: I saw this video somewhere and got a huge laugh out of it. This is a "commercial" that's a minute and a half long for Bronte Sisters Power Dolls. If you ever wanted to see the beloved Bronte sisters as action heroines, here's your chance!
My favorite part was the Brontesaurus. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!