- Celebrate Baby Brother’s Birthday
- Cross stitch
The wedding was gorgeous and a lot of fun. This week I have my brother's birthday to celebrate. AND I'm going to start going to the gym. I pre joined a gym they are opening the next exit down. It is supposed to open this week. I'm not looking forward to it so much as I am to looking forward to the changes it will make in me and my routine. We'll see.
So last week was good--EASY week at school, testing 4 days, and then art on Friday. But I had a crisis on my book in progress and decided to stop writing it. I wasn't loving the characters, there was very little chemistry, I wasn't sure how to get them on the page together. Now. I've written almost 50 books now. You'd think I'd know what I was doing. Noooo. So I was planning to put it aside--I actually still may, but I was talking to my husband and he said I should push on, give my heroine a reason to change so that I like her. I was trying to tell him I've established her in earlier books, but actually, now as I'm rereading them, she's not onstage as much as I thought. I had an idea how to shake her up, but I don't know if it will help. Meanwhile, I'm plotting the next book, and a couple of side projects to see if anything calls to me.
This is another easy week. We're off today, then tomorrow's a work day, so I'll only teach three days. I hope I remember how!
I used a picture of my own dog today. We were COLD this weekend, unusual for San Antonio!
We had a wonderful anniversary celebration in Glen Rose Texas. Fred rented a cabin at a B&B. It was cozy and romantic, and we had a private behind the scenes tour at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. I have literally wanted to go for decades. I wrote a oook a long time ago about zoo vets and did research on this place because of its intensive rhino breeding program. We rode around for 4 hours in an open bus, with a great tour guide. We fed red deer, giraffes, zebras, ostriches and emus, blackbucks and oryx. We saw Mexican wolves and maned wolves and cheetahs up close. It was so much fun. Cold--the wind chill was 42 as the front came in earlier than expected--but absolutely worth it.
This week is benchmark testing at school. I didn't know until I checked my email Friday afternoon! I only worked 2 days last week, so I still won't be in the swing of things this week, just in the habit of going to work!
Wow, I didn't realize it had been so long since I stated my goals. Maybe that's why I haven't done a very good job of KEEPING my goals.
My main resolution this year is to spend less time on social media. I have a crazy production schedule and in order to meet it, I need to be more disciplined. I'd rather give up social media than my sewing and cross stitching.
So this week:
I am so obsessed with the election, I will be glad when it is over. I spend my lunchtime reading articles, way too much time on weekends, in the morning. I'm sure I'll find something else to occupy me when it's over, but right now...obsessed.
I have been doing well on NaNoWriMo. I'm a little ahead of where I need to be.
I asked about taking out a booth at the local arts and crafts store but they said there's a waiting list. I need to apply to be on it, but I'd like to have some more things made first.
I am unbelievably grateful to not being in charge of my school's performance at the Veterans Day program this year. Just a normal week for me. I usually take off the afternoon of the program but this year I don't have to. 10 more days until vacation!
So I survived that crazy week. It went faster than I expected, and the carnival was probably the easiest one I've EVER worked. I was at the "dance" and hardly anyone came in. I was bored but that was okay. Better than being stressed. And both parties were a blast, but I'm not as quick on the recovery as I used to be! And who did I hang out with? My much younger brother and cousins!
I've signed up for NaNoWriMo to write my 7th Boom Town novel. So I have some ideas but not in a sequence. Gulp. I have some work to do!
Wow, I haven't blogged since September?? What happened? I know the week before last I was at the beach, and last week I forgot. ANYWAY, been busy, you know! I finished the 6th Boom Town book and am revising. I am hoping for a late November release. I also have the rights back to Beneath the Surface so I need to format that. Also I've been sewing and cross stitching, and, you know, teaching.
This week will be crazy at school. Monday and Tuesday will be normal, but Wednesday the kids get out early and we have inservice, Thursday is our carnival and Friday I'll start a new art rotation with a new group of kids.
So, this week:
WOW, that month went fast! I can't believe next weekend is October. I love this time of year, and we are currently waiting for our first cool front. It should be coming ANY minute now. I can't wait.
1) Hopefully finish Boom Town 6
2) Take Polka for a play date since Mom and Joe will be watching her when we go to the coast
4) Catch up on TV shows
5) Check out maybe renting a booth at the local craft mall. I know. I'm crazy. Because really, time?
I love love love season premiere week, have since I was a little kid and we would buy the TV Guide at the store (versus using the one that came in the paper) and plan what we'd be watching. Mom would make sure we'd have our baths and we'd get snacks and settle down in the living room in our pjs with pillows and blankets.
For the past couple of years, it seems that the premieres have been more spread out, not all in one week like they are this year. So I have my calendar and snacks and pjs...ready to go!
In addition to watching TV, this is what I've got going on this week!
I'm trying to do yoga when I get home, not nap. This last week I wasn't very successful. I looked more like the kitten. This week I will be better! I've been pretty successful with hitting my exercise goals except for that one!
Nice calm week, I hope!