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Tuesday Update

October 12, 2010

I’m packed except for clothes, food, and spices. The truck is coming for the local stuff today. A couple of people are getting furniture from me, so we’ll move that to their to their houses, and I’m storing a lot of my antiques and furniture in a local store-room.

I’m getting there.



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  1. R.J. Rosatte permalink
    October 12, 2010 4:43 pm

    No doubt you feel a little more at ease, with all the rough stuff behind you. Have a good trip south, it’s getting cold up here! RJ

  2. October 12, 2010 4:45 pm

    I love how you single out spices. Most people would have just lumped them in with food. As a foodie, I approve.

    • Denise Little permalink*
      October 12, 2010 4:53 pm

      Dad was a professional chef. I LOVE to cook. I have spices from all over the world, including some from wild and exotic cuisines that are very hard to track down.

      My spices are fabulous–I have over a thousand different kinds.


      • October 12, 2010 5:40 pm

        Don’t take this the wrong way, but I think I’m in love.

        My new favorite thing is a peri-peri blend I made a few weeks ago, but I don’t remember exactly what or how much of anything I put in it and I’m almost out.

      • October 15, 2010 8:47 pm

        How hysterical, my dad collected spices and when we relocated from CA to the South, we packed the spices and made the journey with them in the motor home we rented. We didn’t want the movers to deal with the wrath of violence had they lost them. Happy journey.

  3. October 12, 2010 4:48 pm

    Great. You’ll be all settled in just in time to cook your Thanksgiving turkey! Hope all goes well. Joanna Schmida

  4. Debra Anastasia permalink
    October 12, 2010 4:54 pm

    Wishing you extra energy as you sew up the loose ends.

  5. October 12, 2010 5:16 pm

    Progress! That day is growing closer. Soon this will be all behind you.

  6. October 12, 2010 6:00 pm

    Progress is always a great feeling! Good luck! You’ll love it down here in the South. Nice and warm still–at least where I’m at in Florida, should be warm in Texas too haha. 😉

  7. October 12, 2010 6:01 pm

    Safe journeys, joyous arrivals!

  8. Eve Paludan permalink
    October 12, 2010 6:45 pm

    Despite my current minimalist ways, I always move to a new place with two boxes of “My Precious”: spices and teas.

  9. Jennie permalink
    October 12, 2010 8:25 pm

    YAY!!! Sounds like you’re all ready to go (or close enough to count)!

    Gah, and all this talk of food and spices is making me hungry! Hmmmm… do I dare delve into my secret stash of Godiva chocolates? Ummm… yes, since the gremlins have decided to once more invade my workplace. That’s what I get for being a computer tech, huh?

    On a slightly different topic, I sooo wish writers could pitch ideas instead of completed works… ah, well, one more reason to keep plotting and writing, right?

    Good luck with your trip and safe travels!!!

  10. October 13, 2010 1:13 am

    Moving sounds almost as hard as publishing. Almost . . . or maybe harder . . . never mind. All the best on the journey.

  11. Danielle DeVor permalink
    October 13, 2010 1:39 pm

    Now, I need to eat some Indian food. All of this talk about spices is making my mouth water. I love Garam Masala and fenugreek. *sigh*

    • Denise Little permalink*
      October 14, 2010 3:58 pm

      I have fenugreek whole and ground.

      I also have garam Masala, plus the full array of Indian spices. I used to live near 6th street in New York City, where all the Indian restaurants arte located. I learned from the chefs there how to cook various Indian cuisines.



  12. October 13, 2010 4:54 pm

    It appears your timing is good. Arrival in Houston as the last hurricane of the season
    turns away from Texas… Welcome home!
    R Norris
    Kerrville, TX

  13. Cynthia Elomaa permalink
    October 13, 2010 7:03 pm


    Take a deep breath, the hardest part of over. Enjoy the short break of the big stuff, you deserve it. Moving into your new home will take energy as well. Just remember, not everything has to be done immediatly. Enjoy the process of deciding where everything will go. Time will be on your side.

  14. Cynthia Elomaa permalink
    October 13, 2010 9:16 pm


    The hard part is over. Enjoy the rest before the next wave of unpacking comes. You have earned it.

    Don’t worry about unpacking everything right way when you get to your new home, time will be on your side. Enjoy unpacking and deciding where things will go. That’s the fun of a new home, discovering all the nooks and crannies.

    • Jeff Salyards permalink
      October 14, 2010 6:24 pm

      Or, simply don’t unpack. That’s my strategy. Leave everything in boxes for so long that when you finally open them again, everything looks different and new. Think of it as giving yourself a gift.

      • October 15, 2010 1:15 am

        Jeff, a man after my own heart. We still have boxes in the garage but then we’ve only been in this house for 5 years. 🙂

        I am using my ever present excuse for everything. I have a six-year-old boy. I really don’t want to unpack all my antiques and breakables right now anyway.

        Denise- congratulations on surviving the packing. Good luck with the move!

  15. October 14, 2010 6:44 pm

    Hi Ms. Little — I know how insanely busy you are right now, but I just sent you an email with the subject “Offer of Representation.” Another agent has offered representation (on the manuscript you requested from me a few weeks ago), and I’ve told him that I’m contacting the couple of others who have the manuscript, too, to give them some time to consider it. Just wanted you to know. Thanks for your time!!

    • Jeff Salyards permalink
      October 14, 2010 6:59 pm

      Congratulations, Traci!

  16. October 14, 2010 7:01 pm

    Thank you, Jeff! My head is spinning a little, lol. Still can’t believe it.

    • Jeff Salyards permalink
      October 14, 2010 7:05 pm

      Well, hopefully Denise and the others will be equally as enthusiastic and you’ll have a really tough decision on your hands. But either way, kudos.

      • October 14, 2010 7:08 pm

        Thank you, Jeff – that would be an amazing scenario, wouldn’t it?!

        Best of luck to ALL those who have submissions out right now! *group hug*

    • October 18, 2010 1:58 am

      Congrats, Traci! Best of luck to you.

      • October 20, 2010 5:53 pm

        Thanks, Jessica – it turned out well – I went ahead and took the offer (from the first agent) and am very happy with it. Best to all those who are submitting!!! Never give up!!! 🙂

  17. Jill Steele permalink
    October 16, 2010 12:00 am

    “Are we there yet!?”

    Couldn’t resist. A road trip isn’t complete without that chant.

  18. October 16, 2010 12:52 pm

    Over the years I have become a professional mover. Moving here and there as my husband got new jobs, so I know how you feel and I sympathize. Just remember the unpacking part is what’s fun and usually goes much faster. You get to recreate your world in a new location! I hope things are going well and you’ve got your spices unpacked in your new home.

  19. R.J. Rosatte permalink
    October 17, 2010 10:27 pm

    Are YOU there yet??

  20. October 18, 2010 6:31 pm

    You have been very quiet. I’m guessing that means you are in your new home and getting a lot done. Hoping everything is going smoothly. Can’t wait to hear from you.

  21. October 18, 2010 9:36 pm

    I hope you arrived in Houston safely!!

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