I had a story idea twitching in my brain while in the shower the other day so I asked the hubby to take notes for me as I dictated them (I'm a dictator!). That was 1500 words ago and the story seems to be writing itself. One of the main characters is a talking deer named Joel and he makes me laugh. With any luck I'll finish the tale by the weekend so I can get it typed up and revised. I'll have to do some hunting for a potential home for Joel. Wish me luck! The slimming is going very well. I'm down 5.5 pounds and I feel really, really good. This weekend will be tough because of a birthday party on Saturday, but I will do my best to resist cake. But we all know how much I love cake...wish me luck here too!!