Friday, November 18, 2011

Warning: Sleep Deprived Rambling

Spent the night coughing, so if my post sounds a little like I've lost a few brain cells, that's why.

The good news is that coughing is the final phaze of a cold for me, so after today, I should be pretty well done. Yay.

I went to DD's school last night for a meeting about entering high school -- how did my kidlet become an almost highschooler so quickly?? They talked about expectations (they do four years of the core subjects instead of fewer like most schools... for instance, when I was in high school we were only required to take two years of math). She'll have four years of Spanish when she's done (which is wonderful). They have a work experience program set up to help the kids earn money for tuition (it's with a nearby credit union and their pay is automatically set up to deduct 30% for a tuition account). It sounds wonderful. I admit, I've been looking at another private high school that's about ten minutes from my house (they're high school ONLY so I couldn't put her there for this year). It's slightly less expensive and SO much closer. But DD melts down if I so much as talk about it.

I bought three turkeys yesterday. Then I discovered I already had five in my freezer (yes, I have a huge chest freezer). When I posted about having eight turkeys in my freezer on Facebook I was surprised at the responses. Folks seemed surprised that I had bought three turkeys in the first place, never mind the other five. I can't be the only person in the world who stocks up on things when they're on sale, can I? I've also bought a TON of gravy and canned vegetables. There are times of the year when different things go on sale -- so why not buy a TON if you have the room to store them? I'm giving serious thought to buying more turkeys, actually, because I can use them for Dakota's food and I can donate some to the local food pantry. A fifteen pound turkey is only $5 right now ... it's crazy to not buy as many as I can keep.

Still waiting to hear from Samhain ... two more weeks will be twelve weeks. See what happens when you don't have a contract in two years? Would have been nice to have my old editor back (though, to be honest, my actual editor left Samhain and I'd been reassigned to someone who never contracted anything I sent, so maybe this is a blessing in disguise -- perhaps my submission will be sent to someone who has a better appreciation for what I write, as my last editor was looking for erotic romance, primarily M/M).

No big plans for the weekend. I imagine we might take down one more tree at my SIL's house, but otherwise, it should be fairly quiet (:::fingers crossed:::). Anyone have any news? Plans? Silly jokes?


You Are Ready to Take on the World

You are clear-minded and bright. You think through things well.

Your personality is extra spicy and larger than life. You love to have fun, and you are passionate about everything you do.

You are inspired and energized by so many things. You've got a natural high going on.

You tend to have a fast paced, busy lifestyle. Not a lot of people can keep up with you.

About 75% right.



Maria Zannini said...

Glad you're on the mend. I hope you're taking it easy. (Stop turning a deaf ear to me, Wonder Woman.)

Ref: turkeys
I'm so disappointed. The sale prices of turkeys has been miserable. Most of the sales have been poor.

Dru said...

I would have a better stocked home if I had plenty of storage space.

You Are Ready for Good Times and Bad Times

You have a knack for predicting the future and reading people. You see so much.

You are simply a good person and a person of substance. You don't need to show off.

You are both gentle and affectionate with everyone you love. You are a true nurturer.

You spend a lot of alone time meditating and thinking. You value your alone time more than anything else in this world.

This is so true

Have a great day and weekend.

Angelina Rain said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better.

8 Turkeys! Wow. I don't really like turkey so I don't buy it. I do eat it on the holidays but I don't cook it.

Brandy said...

I'm glad to hear you're on the mend and in the final days of your cold.
I guess dogs tolerate turkey better than cats? I can't imagine how big your freezer must be!

I hope you're having a marvelous day!

Tori Lennox said...

We'd stock up on more stuff if we had the room. So I don't know why people seem surprised. If worse comes to worst in an emergency, you'll be ready. They won't! :)