I’m in Hawaii and it’s pouring–buckets and buckets of rain, coming down for days. While I’m content to stay inside and read and write I know the tourists are all itching to get sun. When not writing I’ve been reading a fantastic Kresley Cole novel, and keeping an eager eye on the books in my TBR pile.

Fortunately, 20 month old Mac has been having tons of fun despite the rain. He’s already hit the aquarium, the zoo, and the children’s discovery center this trip, and loves to be out and about regardless of the weather. We have to keep him busy, too, and he’s so incredibly active right now and into everything. He squeals with laughter when I tell him no (bad), and makes fun of me when I’m scolding him. But its hard to get really upset with him because he’s so darn charming and inevitably smiling.

Speaking of smiling, Harlequin Presents star author and friend, Sandra Marton, recently shared a story with me. I loved it so much, I wanted to share it with my readers. I hope you all will enjoy it as much as I did!

A store just opened in New York City that offered free husbands. When women go to choose a husband, they have to follow the instructions at the entrance:

You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are 6 floors to choose from. You may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you CANNOT go back down except to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the store to find a husband. On the 1st floor the sign on the door reads: Floor 1 – These Men Have Jobs

The 2nd floor sign reads: Floor 2 – These Men Have Jobs and Love Kids.

The 3rd floor sign reads: Floor 3 – These Men Have Jobs, Love Kids and are Extremely Good Looking.

“Wow,” she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going. She goes to the 4th floor and sign reads:

Floor 4 – These Men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-Dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.

“Oh, mercy me!”  she exclaims. “I can hardly stand it!” Still, she goes to the 5th floor and sign reads:

Floor 5 – These Men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the 6th floor and the Sign reads:

Floor 6 – You are visitor 71,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that you are impossible to please.

Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.

To avoid gender bias charges, the store’s owner opened a Wife Store just across the street.

The 1st first floor has wives that love sex.

The 2nd floor has wives that love sex and have money.

The 3rd through 6th floors have never been visited….

I always giggle after reading this story!  🙂

How was your Christmas or holidays? What are your plans for New Years Eve? Share what’s going on with me and two of you will win a wonderful prize of Hawaii goodies (chocolate macadamia nuts, coffee, $10 Hawaii Starbucks drink card, and more!) PLUS a signed historical romance novel by my amazing friend, Elizabeth Boyle and one of my Harlequin Presents from my backlist! So bring me up to speed and fingers crossed, you’ll win! The contest runs through New Years Eve and I’ll announce the two winners News Years Day!

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