If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always had.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

One down, one to go

Alex got his drivers license today. I'm free of driving hours until next year when Vicky starts drivers ed.

How did he get old enough to drive?

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Just stuff

Life is finally returning to normal. The kids went back to school today; Eric went back to work on Monday and I worked yesterday. Most of the Christmas stuff is put away. It's nice to have some semblance of normalcy again.

I've been playing with Dragon NaturallySpeaking It's vastly improved over older versions. It seems the hardest part of using it is getting used to dictating instead of typing. I guess I'm used to channeling Walter through my fingers.

I signed up for year-long challenge at Forward Motion to write a quarter million words this year. The cool thing is that all words count; that means I can count blog words, too. I set that goal a month ago anyway, so now I have another layer of accountability. Jean is doing it too. (When I said 'Jean is', Dragon heard 'genius'. ;) Coincidence?)

I've also decided that it's time to stop procrastinating and start agent shopping. Of course, I decided that last year, too, but I also learned last year that procrastination is a symptom of underlying fear. I don't know what I'm afraid of. Maybe I'm afraid of failure or rejection. Maybe I'm afraid of success. I'm not sure which is, or if it's something else, but it's unproductive. Fear and procrastination don't advance my career, and I'm sure not getting any younger. Jordan Summers blogged the other day about her career. She said she might need to make some changes this year, and one comment stuck with me. She said it's time to put on her big girl panties. I laughed, of course, but I think it's time I put on my big girl panties, too. Be prepared for heavy sobbing when the rejection letters start rolling in!

Oh, yeah, Happy New Year!

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

P.S. I Love You

I've been so intoxicated with the sound of turning pages that I forgot to mention that we went to the movies, too. If you're in the market for a REALLY good chick flick, go see P.S. I Love You. It's been a long time since I've watched a movie that made me laugh and cry at the same time. It was good research, too, for something I'm working on.

I'm feeling somewhat better and did indeed make it to church today. Good thing, because our worship leader was sick and her husband, who runs sound and Powerpoint slides, broke his arm yesterday. Suffice it to say that the presence of my whole family was necessary today! I'm still having vague migraine symptoms, but I can't decide if it's an actual migraine or a by-product of sinus pressure. I don't feel congested, but I have been sneezing and coughing. My timing is good for once; I have no commitments scheduled before work on Wednesday. Surely I'll be back on my feet by then.

I finished "Keepers of the Flame" a little while ago and passed it on to Eric. I think it's time to grab a bite to eat and regroup a little, see if I can come up with something productive to do tomorrow.