Friday, November 05, 2010

Hey, I haven't blogged.

Obviously.

I've been Tweeting. I think I'm addicted.

I have started working on my book again. I've written another chapter and sent it to Nina to read and comment. Hopefully I will continue to work on it regularly.

That's all I have in me today. It's been a very long day.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

I've been working on my book. You can tell how much time I'm actually working on my book, because I don't put any energy in here.

I'm here, so guess what that means. Yep, I'm procrastinating working on my book.

I do have a good start. I have three very workable chapters of a first draft and a pretty good idea what I'm going to write in chapter four. But, what am I going to do after that?

I've decided writing a novel is kind of like using a GPS for directions. I know the end point I want to get to. I know where I am now and what my next turn will be, but I have no clue where I'm going to go the after that. I keep worrying that I'm going to make the next turn and realize I just turned onto a dead end and I'm going to have turn around and start all over again.

Procrastinating is easier.

Unfortunately, until I get to the end of this road I can't really see what is on the next road. And I have no way of knowing for sure if these roads I'm taking are even going where I need them to go.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

A Trip to the Store
(A Poem in Free Verse)

Time is short, baby needs to nap.
In the car do up the belt.
Get out of my way! You are driving slow!
Oh, no! A train.
Car car car car car car car car car car caboose.
Wait, keep going, don't stop! @$^&@#!
esoobac rac rac rac rac rac rac ....
I'm going around.
Come on people.
Finally, at the store.
Grab a cart
Cough, cough
Need this, need that.
Cough, cough
Four of those, no two is fine.
Cough, cough, cough
Where did they move the butter?
Cough, cough
"Why is everyone coughing?"
Five more items we are almost done.
This line looks short.
Waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting.
Unload, unload, unload, unload
Scan, cough, scan, cough, wipes her nose
Could you please scan faster, I'm running out of room.
Scan, scan, cough, scan, scan
Unload, unload, unload, unload
Scan, cough, scan, cough
Swipe, okay, okay, okay
"Here's your receipt."
Out to the car.
Load, load, load, load, load, load.
Buckle up, we're heading home.
Here is where exhaustion sets in.
Home at last.
Time to unload.
Oh, thank goodness, Hubby is home.
"You unload, I'm going to go take a nap."

Friday, April 16, 2010

Just stop!
I'm tired and cranky. My darling baby was wide awake between Midnight and 2am last night and didn't exactly "sleep like a baby" the rest of the time.

I hope this is teething because it had been getting better and the last couple of days it has been markedly worse.

To top it off my older kids are out of school for the day, again! My 5 year old came down to the kitchen this morning and wined at me for 10 minutes straight because his older brother wasn't getting up. It was 7:30am and I had already been up for an hour.

Everyone keeps screaming. I want to scream.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

My sister friend requested me on Facebook. I'm still deciding whether to accept.

My sister and I have a very tricky relationship. As a child I looked up to her like younger sisters do, but she kind of beat up on me and treated me like crap. People always talked about how bad we fought. They described us as being like day and night and fighting like cats and dogs. As I got older, I realized that she wasn't exactly exciting to be around and stopped really caring about what she did. She left for college and things at home were actually quite pleasant.

As adults we have never really been close. Even though I make every effort not to be a part of her life, I am still blamed if something in her life goes wrong. I don't agree with the choices she makes about anything and I get really pissed off at her because she acts like nothing she does is by choice and everything "just happens to her". I try to stay away from her as much as possible because not only do I not agree with the choices she makes about her own life, but also I don't like the person I become when I'm around her. I'm not really a petty, vindictive person, but around her I become one - to the extreme.

So back to the issue at hand: Do I really want to be her friend on Facebook?

Well, not really. I don't want her knowing what is going on in my life. I don't really want to have her posts show up in my news feed. I don't want to have one more place I have to avoid her.

Oops, I think I accidentally deleted that friend request, darn! I guess I will catch her next time around.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Break

My kids have been out of school for Spring Break for only one day. They were very excited for the break from school. My five year old said, "It is the best thing, ever."

I can tell they already miss school, though, because they are down in the playroom doing Centers right now. When they were on the way down the stairs I heard one say that after Centers they can do Computer and Recess before Lunch.

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Monday, March 08, 2010

Bad Financial Advice

I just got back from Walmart. It wasn't so bad just long.
On the way home I saw a woman standing on the corner dressed like the Statue of Liberty dancing? gyrating? like she was having a religious experience. It was kind of disturbing.
I know from experience that she was out there to promote the strip mall tax preparation office located nearby.
I'm just wondering who thought that this was a good way to promote this business? I have never driven by one of these people (and they are all over town) and thought "wow that crazy person there on the corner makes me want to trust my financial documents with their business."
Actually, if they didn't have the crazy people on the street, I might actually think they were a reputable business. I guess maybe the crazy people are just there to warn people off.

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