Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Some Thoughts for A Gloomy Tuesday

I'm beginning to wonder if the sun burned out and no one is telling us about it. I haven't seen it since last Friday and it's starting to get to me. I don't like the gray gloom that just seems to hover over us. Blech.  And I don't think the sun's coming out any time soon.

So I'm working on a new project. It's actually an older manuscript that I came across while looking for something else and decided that I could probably polish it and get it subbed. A few changes here. A couple of tweaks there. No problem.

Well, one week and ton of red ink later... here we are. It should be ready to go out in the next week or so, but ay yi yi, what a lot more work than I thought. But isn't that the way it always is? But if my editor likes it, it will all be worth it.

Tonight is the Girl's school band's Winter Concert. She plays the drums and considering she doesn't practice nearly as much as she should, she's not half bad. The real challenge will be getting the Boy to sit quietly during the show. Last spring, when the 5th grade did their end of the year concert, we ended up bringing the Kindle Fire and his DS, as well as using my BlackBerry and my husband's iPhone to keep him entertained. I hope this year won't need quite as much, since he's a year older and has calmed down a little. He's come a long way over the last few years - but that's another post for another time.

My spring countdown has begun. Sixty-four days away. I can't wait.


Marian Perera said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I think it's times like that when we want most of all to talk to a loved one, to hear them and to tell them things before it's too late, but if they don't recognize you or aren't able to talk, it's even more difficult.

Weather is pretty overcast here as well, but at least it's not too cold. It's nice to stay home writing and having hot drinks, anyway.

Kim said...

Thanks - it's been a long two and a half years. And it's funny, but even though my mom and I were so close, there is still so much I wish I'd said...