Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Quickie...

A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart. ~Author Unknown

Technically, this is Tightwad Tips Tuesday (see below), but tomorrow I have a guest so wanted to slip in a quick howdy (because I love to talk).

Yesterday, we had another 3-4" of snow on the ground. DH got up late and had a meeting (not to mention his usual 1 1/2 hour commute), so tore out and left me with the clean-up. We have a new-to-us (though 20 y.o.) snow blower that has about 80 knobs -- and I haven't a clue how to use it. So I shoveled.

And shoveled.

And shoveled.

It may not have been so bad, except the sides of the driveway are so high with snow that I really gotta chuck my shovels-ful HIGH and over and after I'd finished about half the driveway I was done in. DD stayed outside sledding, and the dog and I adjourned to a spot by the fire.

After a little bit, I realized I didn't see DD on the hill out front, so I went to look -- and she was clearing the rest of the driveway.


I think I'll keep her.


I figured out the end of my fantasy novel two night ago. It's the first time I haven't known the end of a book before I wrote it. Usually it's the ending that pops in my head first, so this was frustrating. Especially because the conflict I've chosen is one that would have made it absolutely impossible to have a HEA (which made it a good conflict, right), but of course I had to HAVE a HEA. It was a conundrum.

And I finally, FINALLY, figured out a way for it to happen. Even better, it led to several more (rather depressing) scenes. So, I'm writing a story I love again. (Geoff's story I do NOT love, currently. Geoff is a very naughty character and is in a time out).


You Should Be a Puppeteer

You are an entertainer - pure and simple.

You know how to engage an audience. You are a natural storyteller.

You are naturally dramatic, even when life doesn't call for drama.

Luckily though, you save most of your drama for your stellar performances.


Dru said...

That was so sweet of DD to finish the driveway for you.

I'm glad you figured out your story. I bet it felt good when you did.

You Should Juggle

You've got the talent to go far in life, but you don't really like to take risks.

You rather practice your well honed skills than put your life in danger.

You are agile and coordinated. You can work magic with your hands.

You truly mesmerize people. You don't have to resort to cheap tricks and gimmicks.

Have a good Tuesday.

Melissa said...

That is so nice of you dd! You're raising her right!!!

Hope you get a break from the snow!

Tori Lennox said...

Geoff is a very naughty character and is in a time out

I don't know why but this sent me into giggles.

I'm a puppeteer, too. Though I don't recall ever seeing a puppeteer at the circus.

Sarita Leone said...

What a sweetie! I love it that she finished the driveway for you. :-)

Brandy said...

Awwww, your DD is definitely a keeper! *G*
I love to hear authors talk about their characters. *G*

Have a great day!

Ceri Hebert said...

I was very displeased with the snow on Monday. I had to shovel to get out of the driveway and that isn't fun when one is sick.

Glad you're back to writing something you're enjoying!

Allie Boniface said...

Time out...I love it...