Sunday, March 18, 2007

Busy, busy, dreadfully busy

Many thanks to all of you who commiserated with my lack of ability to get a header graphic on my blogs. Collin and Todd provided the magic information and I managed to get a graphic up on Tater's blog (which she never updates). Whoo hoo!

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The deadline looms for the very first writing challenge over at Write in the Thick of It. Get to writing, ya slackers! I've gotten two whole submissions so far. (No, mine is not one. Did you see the title - I'm dreadfully busy!) If only two people submit stories then we'll only have a first and second place and then I'll get my feelings hurt that no one wanted to play with me.....

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My great aunt passed away this last week which is very sad, of course. But the good thing about it all is that Cousin Stacy got to come out here for a few days. We've caught up a little, laughed a bunch and of course, gambled some. In a situation like this you never get to have the fun you want to have during a visit, but we've all still enjoyed seeing her.

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Paul still has pneumonia. Or something. Hell, it could be Typhoid at this point. That $95 antibiotic sure doesn't seem to be doing $95 worth of good yet.

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I *heart* flea markets. The kids and I had a wonderful day today just visiting flea markets in the area. I enjoyed seeing that other people have junk they want to get rid of, too, and that it's not just me. Kady was overjoyed to get a 50 cent book with a torn covers and "Kaitlyn Arnold" written in crayon on the cover. Abby got a Babysitter's Club book and a gymnastics tshirt. Sam was pissed that he couldn't get the Star Wars thingamajig that looks like a huge robotic camel. He owns not one single Star Wars action figure, yet felt like his life would not be complete without it. I didn't get anything, but enjoyed the day out of the plague house without Mr. Coughypants.

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My training at the new job doesn't start this week, after all. It's been postponed until April. I guess I'm glad. Spring Break is a rotten time to spend in training, but I kind of was excited to get started. So instead of spending a few days doing that, I get to:

1. attend a funeral
2. catch up on my homework
3. write a story for the writing challenge
4. write a few articles for the campus newspaper
5. create a media plan for a stupid product I created and now regret immensely
6. rearrange my office
7. reformat my hard drive
8. mayyyyybe take a nap or two
9. get my teeth cleaned
10. get 5 cavities filled
11. take the kids to see TMNT (YES!)
12. AND get my taxes done.

I remember in high school I just slept until noon.

6 comments:

Cazzie!!! said...

Wish I was back in High School again, or even University, or even 4 years old again like my Mia today!!! Those were the days.

Lori said...

* Sorry to hear about your aunt. Glad you got to visit with Cousin Stacy. Any luck gambling?

* Make Paul wear a face mask. Did YOU have to pay $95 for that antibiotic? Ack!

* I'm jealous about the flea market run! Seems like it's been forever since we've gotten to do that.

* Good luck at the dentist!

* What's TMNT?

* Why aren't your taxes done? You do claim your house and stuff with the daycare, right?

* You have my permission to take a long nap today. I know I'm going to!

Lori said...

Oh, I just saw the preview - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

The Real Kidd said...

LOL, I love that header you put up at Taters place! Too funny!

Cap'n Neurotic said...

Regarding the writing challenge: I am a horrible procrastinator, and so shall probably not be sending in my submission until right before the deadline. However, I have finally been struck by inspiration (of a sort) and have the submission about half-way written.

I also know that Bubblegum Tate is working on his submission, and my Uncle M.R. expressed interest as well. So, unless the two of them are the two you've received, you should be getting a few more trickling in.

And yes, I ended that previous sentence with a preposition; that's the sort of maverick writing style you can expect from me in this challenge.

Hillbilly Mom said...

Hee hee! The world is being taken over by people who use prepositions to end their sentences with!

I don't have a creative bone in my body, but I shall try to get a story for that challenge made up.