My husband has decided that I should do a blog post every day like Natalie and I have been neglecting my blog of late, so I'm going to try. So my to-do list will now include:
editing my book
querying that book to agents and/or publishers
outlining the next book
looking after the offspring
doing some minor household chores (only enough to ensure that everyone is fed and clothed)
and...wait for it...writing a blog post every day
So a summary of the day:
First the furnace guy (whose name is Terry) came over and crunched some numbers and got us to sign stuff. Highly exciting.
Next we decided to see a movie with the kids. Rango was out, and it isn't every day that there's a flick appropriate for the kids is in theatres. Not that I'd say that Rango was completely appropriate, but they weren't bored. You've probably seen the preview, Johnny Depp is a chameleon who winds up in the desert in a western town populated by various desert creatures, lots of gun fighting and stuff you'd expect from a western along with some stuff you'd never expect like a lizard with breasts and hair. It was a good movie, with spectacularly detailed animation. William says his favourite part was "all the guns." My favourite part was the rattlesnake who had a gun built into his tail.
I lost the battle for popcorn soon after we arrived at the theatre, we had just had lunch and I thought snacks weren't necessary, but it became immediately obvious that both kids were going to freak out otherwise. William also whined that the movie wasn't 3D. Who are these spoiled children?
Anyway, when we got home Morty the Jackapoo went crazy as usual and I felt sort of guilty that I hadn't walked him for a few days. William screamed halfway to the park. First because he didn't want to go and then because I wouldn't put his mittens on him (he fought me when I tried). I can never get him to do any anger-coping deep-breathing techniques they teach us at the Early Years, but they help me all right. When we finally got to the playground, both kids had fun playing on the swings and stomping around in the icy muck. Although poor Jadzia fell in the frigid water at least three times. Finally her pants were so soaked we had to go home.
Then Adam organized the crawlspace in preparation for the upcoming furnacing, while I made a dinner consisting of shrimp, green beans, and leftover spaghetti. The kids went to bed early, it being daylight savings time and all, and I read the end of the book I was reading, Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, which I'm going to go ahead and recommend. It's a steam punk, which I'm normally not that into, but it has strong characters, particularly female characters, and it has zombies (but not cheesey zombies) and is generally a fun read.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have just enough time before bed to watch an episode or two of the Big Bang Theory.