from friends and family members checking to see if I’m still alive and kicking. I assure you that I am alive and well, just very busy. There aren’t enough hours in the day.
Just this morning I was running late taking the kids to school and I
got a big lecture from Mac. “If I’m late this is going to be put on my permanent record and then I will have no chance at all of getting into a good college.” Wow, permanent record huh, I haven’t heard that one in a while. But thankfully they were both dropped off in time. I wouldn’t want to ruin their chances of getting into a good college and all.
I also got a lecture from my husband last night regarding my sequel. He wanted to know when it was going to be completed. I laughed at him as I have been trying to paint/wallpaper Mac’s room, I need to write a speech and then there are school fund raisers, Scholastic book orders,
bowling sign-up, volunteer work and numerous other things that I have to complete. “You need a deadline.” I laughed again as he knows he isn’t my boss and typically when he tells me to do something I do the opposite just to spite him. Once he told me that I couldn’t get a security guard job because I was a female. The very next day I showed him my new uniform and badge. But I digress. At the end of the conversation he gave me an October 31st deadline and said if the sequel isn’t turned in by that date then I will have to get a job.
A JOB! OMG! This could be the scariest Halloween of my life. I need to get this book edited and off to press immediately. He’s right, a deadline is just the kick in the pants I need.
I printed off the manuscript and now sit in my chair and edit the
pages. The computer just has too many distractions. I need to do this old school to get it done. My hubby also threatened to take away my laptop and replace it with a type writer. Oh God! I’ll keep you posted on my progress and I’ll let you know if I need help with my resume or help finding him a place to live. (Ha, ha!)
At school the kids are doing a mock election and they talk daily
about the presidential candidates. This morning at breakfast Will commented that there is no way he is voting for Romney. When I asked why he said he just has a feeling that Romney is going to do something stupid. I told him about the video tape that was just released and I told him what Romney said. “I knew he would screw up Mom, I just knew it. I’m sticking with Obama.” That’s some good first-grade logic. I guess using your gut instinct might be a good factor in determining who you vote for.
That’s all for today folks. Have a fantastic day.