Thursday, November 05, 2009

Thursday Things

If you made a list of the reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Again, I'm writing this on Wednesday night for Thursday morning. :-)

DH is home until Sunday, and it's driving me wonky. DD is having trouble sticking to her school schedule, and we won't even talk about MY schedule! OY.

But... there is some good news! We didn't haul wood today!! Yay! Unfortunately, the reason for this was because DH badly sprained his ankle on Tuesday evening while we were -- you guessed it -- hauling wood. I know it's hurting him because he's actually complained that it hurts and has shown some discomfort. I've seen him drop a transmission on his hand and not flinch. He took an ax to his foot (well, it was supposed to hit the log next to the foot...) and barely complain -- though he did have to be carried, piggy-back, by our BIL into the emergency room, lol. So, the fact he said, "This hurts" means it must be excruciating.

Makes me feel like a wimp complaining about my toe.

Having him here is making life very difficult interesting. He was up with me this a.m. and about the time he left to go out hunting, my DD got up... So, I only got about 700 words done for NaNo today -- and I really needed 1700. Hopefully I'll be able to make up the difference tomorrow if everyone will just STAY IN BED. I'm already getting up at 4 a.m. -- how much earlier can I set the alarm so that I'm not disturbed? Sheesh...

Part of my NaNo issues stem from logistics. Originally, my heroine lived in Absarokee, MT but that wasn't far enough away from Sloughhouse, CA so I moved her to Olathe, KS. THEN, she let me know she was a licensed wildlife rehabilitator this morning, but only AFTER she and the hero rescued a poor baby gray squirrel. So, I spent forever researching how to properly rehabilitate baby squirrels. I sure wish she'd told me earlier. Now, on top of Marsha (the goat) and Garwood (the Cockapoo) and Awkward (the turtle) we have Rocky (the squirrel). There's quite a menagerie in the truck heading to California from Kansas.

Worse, my hero told me this evening when I tried to sit and write (that lasted about ten minutes before I was interrupted) that he isn't feeling well, and that he's coming down with something. I don't know WHAT he's coming down with, but I guess I'll find out in the morning. My poor heroine.

Worse, the wedding of Cori and Micah (from "Kitchen Matches") is fast approaching and my H/H are the best man and maid of honor, and at the rated they're driving, they're going to be late for the wedding!

In any case, I sure hope I have the time to write 2700 words tomorrow morning (THIS morning, as you read this). Wish me luck.

Found this cute video thingie on Facebook today ... if you like smiling dogs and cats, give it a look. It's from the Best Friends Animal Society.


You Would Be a Tempestuous Celebrity

A part of you would love to be famous, but only for the true fans who understood your art.

It wouldn't take long for the whole Hollywood scene to become a drag for you, and you'd probably often be in a bit of a foul mood.

If you were a celebrity, you'd be well known for your crazy, unstable antics. The press would always be decoding your bizarre behavior.

You'd be a celebrity in the mold of Angelina Jolie, Amy Winehouse, Marilyn Manson, and Christian Bale.

Oh yeah.. that's TOTALLY me. :::rolls eyes:::



Diane Craver said...

I'm sorry to hear about your husband's painful injury. And your heroine causing you to make changes. You have your hands full right now. Hope DD and DH stay in bed today. :)

I'll keep my fingers crossed that you meet your writing goal today.

The Long and the Short of It Reviews said...

I vote lacing their before bed drinks with a massive dose of Benadryl... just sayin'

Dru said...

I hope you're able to get in the writing you need. Wow, your characters were certainly talking to you. I hope the solutions are easy and I'm sure they'll make it to the wedding in time.

Good luck on your writing today.

LOL at lacing their drinks.

Have a great Thursday.

dkalferio said...

Don't you just love when your hero and heroine do things you just aren't expecting? Mitch and Dana do that to me all the time, but I love them so much I'm usually very forgiving! Best of luck with NaNo--I'm not attempting it due to the fact that I'm trying to work on Book 3 of my series.

Anonymous said...

Ouch. Hope DH feels better soon.

Good luck with the writing! A turtle called Awkward LOL love it!!!

Brandy said...

I hope your schedule is back on track soon. And that your DH's ankle feels better.
Best wishes for a good day of writing!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Hope things get easier... it sounds like it's been one of those "one thing after another" times.