Thursday, November 20, 2008

Free at Last, Free at Last!

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. ~Moshe Dayan

I mean no disrespect in stealing Mr. King's words, but it's how I feel. DH went back to work yesterday. He's only at work for two days, and then he's off for four again (**sigh**), but for two days, I don't have to do any of the following: lay hardwood, shampoo carpets, clean up sawdust, run to Home Depot on multiple errands, cook a full lunch AND dinner every day, deal with someone looking over my shoulder and making suggestions on my website building ability, and so much more...

At least not until Friday... when the hardwood starts going down in my office (after I spend the next two days cleaning it out -- anyone have some boxes?).


Has anyone started Christmas shopping? Just curious...


Diane Craver has a free short story up at LASR. I love her writing ... you should take a look.


I haven't heard back from Womans World yet on my submission... I think that's good. The last time they took a long time, I made it all the way up to the head honcho before being rejected. Maybe this time, I'll make it up to the head honcho and get accepted!


I sent out an email yesterday to everyone who wants to participate in JaNoWriMo. If you didn't get one, let me know. It had instructions on how to sign up for our new group blog (grog?).


My latest creation:


A great comic:


I'm trying to get back on schedule visiting everyone again, but despite the fact that NaNoWriMo is over for me, I have recently had a couple projects appear. It seems I'm building two websites for a lovely lady who needs them. Oy.

Speaking of websites, I think I really like Dreamweaver. I'm going through the "lessons" in the book I have, and it's kind of making sense! LOL... I'm only on chapter two and, although it seems odd the order in which they are teaching me things, I imagine they'll all fall into place. I've learned about spry widgets and how to add pictures from Photoshop so far.

The good news is that Front Page documents convert over pretty neatly, so I won't have to rebuild everything unless I want to (knowing me, I'll want to... heaven forbid).


You Are Somewhat Approachable

You are a fairly friendly person, and you're definitely not scaring people away.

You do tend to have your guard up around strangers, and rightfully so.

How approachable you are depends on who is trying to approach you.

You're friendly to people who seem harmless and nice. But you also know how to give creepy people the cold shoulder!


Sarita Leone said...

Yay for you, some free time! To pack up your office but at least it'll be quiet for a while. Good for you.

Am finished Christmas shopping. Now I've just got to wrap everything!

Actually will probably buy a few more books for stuffing stockings but that hardly counts as shopping. Browsing the bookshelves is FUN!

Hope you enjoy your day.

keri mikulski :) said...

:) Great ideas for JaNoWriNo. I'll dive into it today.. Sounds like a blast. :)

Dru said...

I bet you're so happy that you have your time and space back. I bet your office will look quite spiffy with the new floors.

I haven't started my holiday shopping yet.

I Am Somewhat Approachable This is true.

Have a good Thursday.

Melissa said...

Nice trailer!

I have bought two CDs for Christmas gifts. Only because Borders had a 40% off coupon I couldn't pass up!

Anonymous said...

Yay for normal days again!

What book are you using to learn Dreamweaver?

Ceri Hebert said...

Christmas shopping?? In November? No. My son asked me yesterday if I bought the stuff that goes in the stockings or if that's really from Santa. He says he believes in Santa, but I think the seeds of doubt are beginning to take root.

Cute cartoon. I love the girl's laptop!

And that's a pretty cool trailer ya got there *wink wink*

Enjoy your quiet. Wish I had some!!!

Brandy said...

YAY! Quiet day! And I'm "very approachable".
Crossing fingers on the submission for you.
As for Christmas shopping, yes! I've already started! I have a few things for each of the kids, the Out-laws and Daughters friend.

I hope you have a great day!

Faith said...

Wow, I see several WIPs on the right side. Busy lady! Hmmm...and I see a fellow author pal's guest blog below....

Diane Craver said...

Glad your hubby's back at work even though it's only for 2 days.

That's so cool about Woman's World - I bet they will love your story. Speaking of stories, thanks for the nice compliment about my writing - you're sweet.

I started my Christmas shopping this week.

groovyoldlady said...

I already have MOST of my Christmas presents.

I am very approachable.

I liked the trailer except for one thing. The name "Hayden" in white gets lost in the sky in the scene with horses.

I feel like writing abruptly today.