Thursday, August 26, 2010

Four Months is a Long Time

My mom asked me if I knew I still had a blog. :) So I guess I better post. Don't want to make mom mad!

The problem is, my life has been so full of ups and downs lately that I can barely catch the wave before another one crashes. It's been crazy. Instead of focusing on the dailies, I thought I'd give you a glimpse into my goals.

I must say first off, I'm very upset about the trapped miners in Chile. They have been underground for several weeks and have at least four months to go. I can't form words as to how horrible the situation must be for them! It's been replaying in my mind often in the last few days. No matter how upsetting my life can be I'M NOT TRAPPED IN A MINE!

Then I began to think: four months is a LOT of time. Wouldn't it be wasteful if durning the time that those poor people are stuck down there and can't live, I'm above ground not doing anything?

I began to think of what I'd like to accomplish in four months. A sort of tribute saying, I can't help you, but I'm certainly not going to dishonor you by wasting my time that you weren't equally given.

My goals for the next four months are:

  • I would like to have finished at least the second/third draft of the manuscript I just started. At least have it to a place where I can pass it on to MM.
  • I want to organize/get rid of all the kids toys. They are overwhelming and the task intimidates me.
  • Teach Bekah how to tie her shoes. I spent every morning of last year practicing with her. She doesn't get it.
What are your four month goals?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Life in Bullet Points

I haven't done one of these in a while so here goes:
  • I'm in first draft LOOOOOOOVE. *happy sigh*

  • I may not do justice to this story on the first round, but I don't care. It's enough that it's keeping me awake. I haven't had a proper night's sleep in a week.

  • My kids are driving me crazy. 18 days until school starts (totally counting).

  • 12 days till MOCKINGJAY is released (I just realized something important. How am I going to read it during the six days that I still have the kids home??? Arg).

  • Suzanne's books were at the Kadena BX (I checked). Someone had already turned them face out. Yay, Suzanne!

  • I've noticed since I've returned to the iphone (I missed you, iPhone!) I take random pictures. I look at the camera roll and think: huh? I forgot that I did that. Like a picture of a snail that is the size of my hand:

Or a picture of a snail that is itty-bitty (Steven's finger):

Why do I need these pictures???
  • My car is irritating the snot out of me. First, I put in a new stereo and somehow that caused the panel that covers the airbag to pop off. Instead of taking it back to the place so that they'd fix it, my husband decided to GLUE it (please don't get me started). That didn't work. Now I have glue residue on my dash. And now my sunroof won't open (completely unrelated, but still irritating). Why, god? Why?!

  • Oh, and Steven's going to gunny camp. At least he'll be up north so we can see him on the weekends. I will miss him. Him and his glue.


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