Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lexie, Geese and NaNoWriMo

Look who ventured upstairs to keep me company this morning.

She's on my lap now, and making it tough to type. The last few days she hadn't come upstairs at all, and any time I went downstairs, she'd yell at me: "MEOW! I'M LONELY!"

So last night after the dog went to bed, I dragged Lexie upstairs. She immediately ran back down, but eventually slithered up again, looked for the dog and made herself comfortable. I've tried explaining that my dog is the most harmless thing in the world, but she's not buying it yet.

Still, this morning when I opened the basement door (no, she's not allowed to roam at night -- neither was Breeann) she popped right out. Of course, the dog was up so she ran back down, but she hovered halfway down the stairs (way to tease the dog!) and waited. Once Dakota left, she came back up.

Silly girl.

And fall is definitely here. We're getting flocks of geese coming through as the venture south. I was at the library yesterday morning around 9 a.m. and there were a couple dozen on the lawn below, grazing (and finding the occasional apple -- it's an old apple orchard):

I know they're hard to see, but my camera on the phone doesn't zoom. I've cropped it here:

DD goes on her first field trip today. I admit to being a little nervous ... it's something I did hundreds of times as a kid and never thought about whether my mom worried about my safety (on the road ... not so much at the place). Still, this is good for me, too. Gotta let go of your kidlets at some point, right?

Charity Tahmaseb commented yesterday about my issues with waiting on my Samhain submission: You could, of course, take your mind off things by writing something new. I believe NaNo is coming up, no?

Yes, yes it is!! And yes, I'd love to try NaNo again. I really, really love NaNoWriMo ... I have a month to plan. Maybe I'll even (*GASP*) write an outline! I'd still love to give Geoff (from "One Love for Liv") his HEA. And it would be wildly appropriate to finish his story during NaNo, since that's when I originally wrote Liv.

I'll have to give it some serious thought. And for those of you who've read Liv: What kind of heroine do you think would be perfect for Geoff?


You Are Confident

You know what you want, and you're not quick to change your mind. You have strong opinions that are set in stone.

You love being the center of attention and having your moment. You don't shy away from the spotlight.

You are focused and committed. You never lose site of your goals.

You enjoy challenges... in fact, you seek them out. You like to put yourself to the test and see what you're made of.

About 90% right!



Angelina Rain said...

All, Lexie is so cute and it looks like she's getting used to you slowly.

Hope DD has fun on her trip!

Maria Zannini said...

Lexie is going to be just fine. Glad to see she's adjusting.

Brandy said...

Sounds like Lexie is getting used to things. It'll take time. A lot of time.
The picture of the old orchard with the geese is gorgeous! GORGEOUS!

Hope DD's trip goes well and that you have a nice day!