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Monday, October 27, 2008

random thoughts on a random monday

My mind is racing and my house needs cleaning. (Case in point: I nearly took a swig from Greg's discarded sunflower seed shells, left in a mug from last night, instead of the precious coffee I need to fuel my morning. *sigh*)

I'm resorting to bullets. It's that day.

  • Zack's sweet teacher gave birth to a healthy baby boy last night. I know my guy is missing her already, furious that I threw out the crumbled cookie mess - 'but she gave me that frosting' - that lined his red lunchbox. I hope he likes his new long term 'guest' teacher. ('Substitute', I gather, is not politically correct. Who knew?)
  • Grocery shopping on weekends makes me crazy. Why does it take a family of five to storm the store? What's with all the reunions, aisle-side? I spy with my little eye one shopper and a bunch of tourists. Wouldn't there be peace in the land if one adults stayed home or did something else with the kids, because standing in a crowded store, staring blankly into space isn't working for me. It's inefficient. I'm shutting up now.
  • The Incredible Hulk was NOT as good as Ironman. (Sorry Edward. I have greater hopes for Pride & Glory. A girl can hope, after it got pushed back a year.)
  • I hope to revamp my other blog this week. Primary Sjogren's Syndrome is characterized by the systemic destruction of the exocrine glands; it's a disease of dryness. I'm trying to come up with a header that works with my tagline: Living the lush life in a dry bod. Any suggestions, oh brilliant ones? (House featured SjS in last week's episode, although it might have been missed amid the hot girl-on-girl controversy. Those reader boards lit up and yes, I know this because I am overly involved with my favorite doctor. Never you mind.)
  • My reader is bursting at the seams. I will come visit you soon and very soon.
  • My book that is nearly not a go, is turning into something else completely. I hear this is common; instead it makes me nervous. But a young girl has appeared, wholly spawned in my mind's eye, so I can now pretend to understand when my favorite authors talk about characters just coming to them. (Some of you have asked me how it is going and that means the world to me. I'm fighting my urge to type little happy face emoticons in my already bulleted post. Dignity, woman!)
The day beckons. I told the laundry to pipe down, but you know how those piles can be: relentless, never taking 'no' for an answer.

15 comments:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Have a good random Monday.

I will think on the tagline. I love thinking of taglines. I suggested one to Bossy, in fact, which, of course, she did not use. Maybe it will be different with you . . .

;-)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Now that I took a moment to reflect, I REALLY like the tagline you have. I vote you keep it.

Jennifer H said...

Drives me cr-razy when people shop in groups. Pick a delegate! And worse is when they walk side by side down the aisle. One of these days, I'll knock a few of them down like bowling pins with my cart. Fair warning, right?

That's exciting about your new character! (I love hearing things like that...)

phd in yogurtry said...

My favorite aisle plug in a grocery store: one person wheeling around in a wheelchair cart thingy, the spouse pushing grocery cart. Um, can a busy, working, tennis playing mom squeeze by? I also like your tag line. Keep it. Its great.

San Diego Momma said...

OK, you've inspired me with all this talk of inspiration and new characters and what not.

I'll finish my book if you will?

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Of course you didn't know to call the substitute a "guest teacher" because that's dumb [so says your former-substitute friend]. A "guest" is your great aunt or mom's best friend or some other individual you smile politely at but don't really have to listen to; doesn't exactly inspire confidence in a teacher.

So anyway. Happy Monday! Hope to see you soon :D

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Although my kids are required to listen to my best friends. So you know, the next time you're over - you don't actually count as a guest anymore; tell my kids what to do anytime you like...

That is all.

wendy said...

You are one person who makes me regret that I cannot be all places and know all people all the time, because I am never up-to-date on your life. You are writing a BOOK?!?! I can't wait to read it!!

Kimberly said...

Goodness...bullet points are a sign of a busy woman, methinks. But hey, busy can be good.

JCK said...

Oh, that is WONDERFUL that a new character appeared in your book! How exciting. Keep us posted. I am in awe of you taking the time to focus on the writing there and here and another blog...and kids, and, and...

I remain in awe.

Loved the bullet points.

A Guest Teacher?! Oh for the love of God...

Madge said...

i hope your monday went well, and your tuesday. my laundry piles are breeding. how can i wash one load of clothes but it comes out as three or four that need to be folded?

lapoflux said...

Please don't change the tagline!! I think it's awesome!

Book update - exciting!

There need to be laws about grocery shopping. Seriously.

Apparently I can only comment in bullets...

Shana said...

If you need any proofreading assistance, let me know. I will live out my author'ing fantasies vicariously through you.

Suzanne said...

When Jon and I watched House the other night, I said, "Hey, I know someone who has that!" But he doesn't actually consider reading your blog "knowing" you. Still, it was interesting to hear it talked about. Plus, you know, the girl-on-girl action.

The Girl Next Door said...

A guest teacher? New one on me. In my kids' school, if the teacher doesn't post, they just have a free period. I love private school! Let's not pretend to get something done, let's just let the kids run wild and maybe do some homework. Interesting...