Tuesday, September 14, 2010


"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." — Calvin Coolidge

Today is primary day in New Hampshire (and six other states + D.C.): -- if you live here: go vote. If you aren't sure when the primaries are held in your state, go here for information.

Just a friendly reminder to exercise your civic duty :-)

DD did better yesterday with school. She's still behind, but her attitude improved some, so I can deal with the rest. It's the "Maybe I'll get hit by a car so I don't have to do my homework." thing that was making me crazy.

We'll see how today goes. Since we have to go vote, I'm also going to run to the post office, dump and library -- and that will cut in to her school day. I'll have her bring some work with her in the car, though, so it should help.


I've gotten behind on writing the past few days. Didn't write a word F/S/S -- but did manage about 500 words this morning. I need to do twice that for a few days to catch up to my goal. I have been "moodling" it though, and have scene ideas for the next several scenes, so writing (when I do it) should be fairly smooth.


Still camera shopping and am determined to buy something in the next few weeks. For those of you who take pictures -- remind me again what kind of camera you have and what you do and don't like about it. Maybe mention what you'd buy in a perfect world.

What I want is a simple, "point and shoot" camera (with a fairly high pixel resolution) that takes good close-ups. While I won't say price is no object, I am willing to pay a little more for a higher quality item.

So ... please, leave suggestions in comments!


You Should Sing in the Car

You may not be ready for your big stage debut, but you're a decent singer.

You can carry a tune, and you should be proud to have others here you sing.

Whenever a favorite song comes on the radio, crank it up and start singing.

Whether you're alone or with friends, belt it out. Singing is an awesome release.

I sing all over the place: in the car, in the store, in the house. It's a great way to embarrass my kid. :-)


groovyoldlady said...

I have so many errands tomorrow that we'll ditch most of school and do it Saturday. That, even though, Girly-Girl finally figured out that Saturday is not a school day for most children.

Dru said...

I'm glad school is working out for DD.

I have a Canon Powershot SD1300 IS and I love it because it fits in my pocket and take great pictures and it holds the battery power longer than my old camera. I'm sure there's a new model out there, but this one is perfect for me.

Have a good Tuesday.

Maria Zannini said...

I have a Sony Cybershot. It is a very simple camera and has been with me for several years. Still works great. It shoots stills and video and the controls are easy to figure out.

Greg has a super fancy camera (can't think of the brand) but it's so chock full of options I find it cumbersome. It's just too complicated for my simple brain.

Brandy said...

We have two, one's a fancier camera that I'm STILL playing with and the other is a Sony Cybershot. It takes good pictures and the video isn't bad, either. It's really easy to download the pictures to your camera, too.

Glad your DD's attitude has improved! That's half the battle of having a teen/pre-teen.

Hope your errands go well and that you have a gorgeous day!

Tori Lennox said...

Does DD have any reading material that she could access on her Nook? That would be easy to cart around on errands.

Tori Lennox said...

Does DD have any reading material that she could access on her Nook? That would be easy to cart around on errands.

Ceri Hebert said...

I did my civic duty and voted. Ready for November!

My DS is having similar feelings about school. They're doing algebra (he's in 5th grade. I didn't do algebra til 8th grade) and he finds it confusing. I'm absolutely no help to him. I also find it confusing.

But he is happy about one thing, he was able to join 4-H (usually not open to 5th graders) and has an awesome little chicken named Bubbles (who was my daughter's original chicken) to take care of.

I didn't get much writing done yesterday either. Too many errands. Then DD and I watched a movie together. Still working on galleys though.

You doing NaNo?