Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday's Stupid Saying and Snippet

I can't print. Every time I try, it says 'Can't find printer.' I've even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor, but the computer still says he can't find it...

actual call to a computer tech support line

Football Update:
The season is over for us. We lost, 24-9. Maybe this is just me being a mom, but if you finally have an offensive line who worked well together last week, and scored multiple TD's, wouldn't you want to use the same strategy? K was only in for three plays, on defense. The first one, they stopped the other team from gaining any yards. The second, they pushed the ball back for a loss of a yard. We got into field goal range, and scored the first three points of the game.

The weather was NOT cooperative. A steady drizzle at times; a vicious wind, and dropping temperatures. I was very thankful I'd worn my snow boots, but going into the fourth quarter, I seriously considered going to the car. I kind of 'zoned out', huddled inside my coat and fleece blankets, and decided to watch as long as we had possession of the ball. When we turned it over, there were only two minutes left. I lasted one before the wind picked up again and we made our way down the bleachers. We reached the exit as the game ended and hurried to the car in order to warm up.

Only one obligation left: The banquet on Nov. 5th. Now my child can concentrate on doing his eight hours of community service for his Eagle rank, and writing a report for the merit badge. After that, he'll fill out more college applications and go before the Eagle Review Board. Oh, and there's also a chance he'll be inducted into the National Honors Society. We'll find out on Monday.

After he achieves his Eagle rank, he has my full permission to turn eighteen, ha ha!

One more week until NaNoWriMo. Anyone else signed up this year?

Snippet Saturday: Emotional Scene.
I've posted this excerpt from Love Finds A Way before; it is one of my favorites in the entire book. Enjoy!

Can a blind date turn into a romance? Amy Callahan wants to find out, so when she flies to California to spend a week with Matt Slagal, she discovers the ups and downs of a long distance relationship. Which one prevails..."Absence makes the heart grow fonder" or, "Out of sight, out of mind"?

Ten minutes later, Matt picked her up. While she was happy to see him, her manner was cool toward him, and finally he asked her what was wrong.

“What’s wrong?” she demanded, snapping her head to face him as he drove to his house. “We were going to spend more time together, but we’re together one night, and then you get drunk on our second date, don’t even sleep with me, and now, after a week, you tell me you’re leaving tomorrow? And you ask me what’s wrong?”

Matt looked sheepish as he pulled in his driveway and stopped the truck. “You know how it is, babe. Aaron and I get together, and start drinking, and...”

“You turn into an asshole,” she interrupted hotly.

“Damn it, don’t start,” he said irritably. “I’m with you now, aren’t I?” He opened his door and got out. Amy followed, slamming the door behind her.

“What am I to you, anyway?” she asked. “Just someone to sleep with occasionally when you can’t get laid, or do I actually mean something to you?”

“Good Lord, Amy!” He stopped halfway to the front door and spun around. “Is that what you think?”

“What am I supposed to think?” she shouted, tears starting to roll down her cheeks. “Last year, I never dreamed I’d even see you again, then I thought I’d surprise you when I got that free ticket. You called me your girlfriend, so I assumed...”

“That’s right,” he walked over and took her hands. “I love you. I broke up with Jeri as soon as I got back, because I couldn’t get you out of my head.”

“Wait a minute,” she stepped back. “You...I thought you had already broken up with her.”
Matt shook his head. “We’d had a huge fight, and then I met you. I thought Jeri and I would maybe get back together, but after being with you...hell, I couldn’t get you off my mind, and I missed you, so I quit seeing her.” Gently, he pulled her inside the house. “Do you want to go upstairs, or something to drink?”

Amy shook her head, slowly digesting everything. She circled the room slowly as Matt went to get a beer for himself. “So...what you said in California was true; you wanted to keep seeing me, and the fact you’ve not seen me for a week was due to...?” She raised an eyebrow at him.

Matt sat down in a chair and looked at the floor. “My friends kept me busy,” he admitted. “I...I slept all day, and I knew you needed your sleep, so...” he gestured with his hands.

“And with your friends all partied out, you just happened to remember my number?” Amy laughed shortly. “Yeah, I can tell you really care about me.” She sat down in a corner of the couch. “Thanks, Matt.”

“It’s not like that,” he protested. “It’s just, you’re not like anyone I’ve ever been with. something to me, something I can’t explain.” He ran his hands through his blonde hair.

Amy looked at him, saying nothing. Matt continued to drink his beer, then he crushed the empty can and looked up at her.

“All right,” he said finally. “I love you. And you scare me. I don’t want a repeat of my friends trying to take you away from me.”

“What do you mean, I scare you?” she said softly.

Matt cocked his head and leaned forward. “Remember I once told you I thought you looked like the serious type, the kind that doesn’t party very much?” Amy nodded. “Well, I always thought I liked the party girls best, the ones that let loose and have a good time. You’ve shown me that’s not the type of girl I want at all. And if I’ve had that all wrong, then what else have I screwed up?”

Amy laughed and went over to him. “Maybe you’re just going through a change,” she said softly, perching on the arm of the chair. “I never dreamed I’d fall in love with someone I’d only see twice a year.” She gasped as Matt hooked an arm around her waist, pulling her onto his lap. “Sometimes you just have to trust your feelings.”

“Now that we’ve got that settled,” he said gruffly. “Am I forgiven?”

Love Finds A Way, by Molly Daniels, available at or can be ordered at any book store.

Apologies for any editing mistakes. This was my second attempt at self-editing, and hopefully I've learned more in the past two years!

Have a good weekend!


sara said...

Mom i don't feel good.

Molly Daniels said...

Update: Went and picked her up; she's got a sinus infection.

Just in case anyone was worried; she emailed me and I got it about five minutes after she emailed/posted the above comment.

Feel better sweetie:)

Anny Cook said...

Well, who says technology doesn't work. Hope she feels better soon!

Molly Daniels said...

Hoping it isn't H1N1...going to the dr later today if she doesn't improve. Don't know why the child didn't just pick up the phone and CALL ME....(sigh).