Guess what? More than 70 percent of you chose the original Krispy Kreme doughnut as H.T.’s favorite treat…and you were right! While a respectable number chose chocolate-covered, the truth is that H.T’s version of heaven is the plain glazed variety! He’s a no-frills guy when it comes to his doughnuts, and as it turns out, so are many of my guy friends, including Heath, who actually transported a batch of Krispy Kreme across state lines over the weekend. My hero!
This week has been a heavy travel week for me, first going to Chicago for a marketing conference and then to Knoxville for the wedding of my dear nephew, Christopher, but as we drove back last night and passed through Winston-Salem, it was so comforting to see that familiar red and green neon sign for the KK headquarters among the skyline. After I finish up some work here today, I plan to go to the grocery store and I do hope that I’ll be able to score another batch of the Cheerwine variety.
Another task today is to continue to polish up the manuscript, which is due to my editor in a couple of weeks. She is a terrific lady who is very excited about this project and I look forward to working with her. She is kindly giving me a little time to re-read and make small changes to the manuscript that we agreed upon in an earlier meeting. And at this point, I’ve been toying with the idea of adding a short quote to the beginning of the book to help set the stage for the action. Throughout the novel, poor H.T. finds himself in one predicament after another, and I thought that the quote below from Joyce Cary in the comic novel, The Horse’s Mouth, summarizes it well:
“Things are never so bad that they can’t get any worse.”
This is also what I’m trying to tell my husband today. We came home from our travels to find that our dryer doesn’t work AND that our satellite TV is out. So my question to all of you is when is the last time you had to tell yourself: Well, it could be worse!
Tell me about it and let’s commiserate!