Operation Excess Baggage Week 13- a little worse for wear



So anyways, I write this in the midst of self inflicted sleep deprivation.

It’s probably best not to go into details- suffice to say that I’ve been wound so incredibly tightly lately, that a little self inflicted something or another was pretty well what the doctor ordered. I’m not sure that either my scales or my liver will agree with that statement. Not that I’ve been near the scales in two weeks…

It’s been another chaotic week, but thankfully without anywhere near the emotional intensity of the last few.

Here’s a taster…five things, in fact…

Where we ate out

Sunday morning was breakfast at this little gem- Mezeme at Rouse Hill.

Hubby and I had lunch here the other week- it’s Turkish mezze during the day, but with a great brekky menu too. I had the breakfast tagine. Yummy.

It’s in a circa 1890s homestead- Mungerie House- that’s been restored by the development company The New Rouse Hill.

What I’ve been doing in my spare time (when I should have been exercising but wasn’t)…

I got the copy edit back for Baby, It’s You last Friday. And yep, it’s finished. All 98,000 words of it. I’m about to start the final stage- proof-reading.

In case you missed it, here’s the cover.

Joanne Tracey_Baby Its You- comp

What I’m loving…

My new IP6 case from ibark. It’s made from bamboo and is called the navigator. Essentially it’s a sea turtle with a map of the world (sadly, minus New Zealand) on its back. Despite this, I love it.



I’m also loving this new nail polish (Mecca Cosmetica) that’s the colour of jacarandas, and a cheap pair of madly coloured earrings I bought last weekend at Fairy Bower.


What made me laugh…

Late last night we stumbled across a couple of guys doing a version of Meatloaf’s “Paradise By The Dashboard Light.” Yep, karaoke. Again, you don’t really need to know where I was.

Sure, it was a laugh, but not in an unkind way. In a I’m going to sing along loudly as well and groove away over in my corner sort of way.

“New York New York” brought the house down- so to speak. I’ve decided that there should be a law that only singalong songs can be selected at karaoke.

And no, I’d never do it.

What I’ve been reading…

“Mr Chen’s Emporium” by Deborah O’Brien. A tale of two women and one goldfish town- then and now. I loved it and have immediately started the sequel “The Jade Widow.”

How was your week????





5 comments on “Operation Excess Baggage Week 13- a little worse for wear”
  1. Tammy says:

    Not looking for sympathy at all but I have been sick all week and only worked 6 hours, but I think I have turned the corner this morning. Either way I’m doped up enough to get my haircut! 🙂 At the very least I will look better soon.

    When it comes to reading I get hung up on an author and continue to just read that author until I’ve had enough. My last author was James Patterson & the Murder Club series, I’m off on Father Richard Rohr now. ha ha ha Huge difference! I’m not sure if it’s Saturn shift into Sadge or I’m just all over the map, it could go either way really.

    1. Jo says:

      Firstly, I hope you’re on the mend, but secondly, yeah I go looking for what else is in someones catalogue too.

  2. Deborah says:

    Hopefully you’ll get some respite soon. I’m almost the opposite… wallowing in nothingness. How can I feel I gave no time for ‘stuff’ when I am not doing anything?

  3. Hi Jo. Thanks for those very kind words about ‘Mr Chen’s Emporium’. Hope you like ‘The Jade Widow’. And good luck for your final proofreading of ‘Baby, It’s You’. Love the title, cover and tagline.
    Warm wishes,
    Deborah O’Brien

    1. Jo says:

      I loved The Jade Widow…now after no 3. It’s the best sort of series- the stand alone type. Oh, & I just re-read what I wrote about Mr Chen- “goldfish” town? Seriously? Major autocorrect fail!

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