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Monday, November 9, 2009

Grumbly Randomness

I've been grumpy lately (just ask my family). It's never a good idea to post on your blog when you're feeling grumpy, unless, of course, you intend to offend scores of readers in the process. Not like I have scores of readers but you get the idea.

Here are a couple open letters that I didn't post:
  • Letter to the kids who thought it would be cool to toss around a football in the church. And not in the gym! In the RELIEF SOCIETY ROOM!!
  • Letter to whoever wrote the lyrics and music to the latest song that's burning a hole in my head. I don't even like the singer!
  • Letter to the makers of my hyper-defective smoke alarm that insists on declaring the house ablaze whenever I use my oven.
Let's all agree that my deleting these posts was for the best.

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And I'm a crazy person for the sixth year in a row. Heck, most of you already know that, right? I'm participating in National Novel Writing Month for the sixth straight year. I'm working on the last third of the book I did in 2008 and then I rewriting another book I started in March. The first one is a twisted tale of werewolves and demon possession. The second is a light-hearted, fluffy LDS romance. And I tell ya, it is not even possible to work on both of them in the same day. I wrote one chapter for the werewolves, had nothing left in me, so I switched over to the cuteness of my LDS character. I then wrote possibly the darkest chapter in that entire book. And? I'm not quite where I need to be with word count! ARRRRGGGGG!!!!

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This past weekend I nearly killed myself, quite literally. I had another ward activity on Friday night (for which I only got one negative comment - and that was from someone who won the cook off!). Then Saturday, I had Boo's 7th birthday party. I wish I had been in a better mood for the festivities...but Boo and her friends had a fantastic time so it was very much worth it. Well, except for the part when one of the moms, knowing I'm a cake decorator, asked to see the cake. I was rather embarrassed to show her how I had completely coped out. Hey, you try decorating nine cakes after investing your entire heart and soul (and the other half of your brain) into an event for 300 people.

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So with all the insanity lately, I think I deserve something nice and relaxing...like this:


Annette from The Lion's Tale is giving one away AND I WANT IT!! It's a massaging footrest from Accent Furniture. So don't go over there and read her blog. Don't comment to enter to win. And don't fall in love with her clever, witty wordiness. I'm telling ya...just don't do it!

7 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I am going to win that massage stool!!

annie valentine said...

Nanowrimo? Kill me now, seriously. I tried that one year and found it to be the most depressing experience of my life. I'm totally impressed that you're even attempting it, and Annette should let you win just for the goodness of it all.

Janell said...

You're my hero! Rah rah rah! Good luck with NaNoWriMo!

Nat said...

Good luck with NaNo WriMo!

...and I'm sure Booliked her cake!

Kristie said...

Hugs to you!! Good luck with your writing!!!!!! I hope you win that stool!!!!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

If it makes you feel any better, I have a post dangling around in my drafts folder called "why I would hurt my children if I weren't a nice person." Another couple days like the ones you described here and I'm totally hitting the publish button. :)

Hang in there, and tell your hubby that he's plan B for the foot massage if you don't win the stool.

The Head Eagle said...

Wow! A book..REALLY? That is cool!

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