Friday, November 13, 2009

See? It Takes A Meltdown

Currently Reading: Finished Elfin Blood and Blood Line. If you're a fan of paranormal, they're available at Noble Romance Publishing.

Next up: Regina's Highland Beast and Anne Rainey's Burn!

I don't have bad Friday the 13's; I have rough Thursday the 12's.

Yesterday I expressed my drooping morale and later in the day erupted on the family after a careless remark by my spouse.

They were speechless that Mom was feeling overburdened, but it got results: A more even distrubution of chores, plus the assurance that yes, Mom had already planned a massive, in-depth cleaning of the house the week of Thanksgiving. Three days, three and a half rooms. Shouldn't be too hard, and the critics relaxed.

Plus, I discovered the wise words of a dear friend, who reminded me that MOM duty comes before AUTHOR duty. Thanks Anny; I was having a selfish moment. And you helped me snap out of it.

Last night, I dropped in on blogtalk radio and got to hear Regina Carlysle's lovely Texas twang and chatted with her, Anne Rainey, and Kelley Nyrae via the chat room, plus others who stopped by. Great interview, ladies!

Oh. My. God!
You've got to be freaking kidding me! Last night on Survivor, Russell found the immunity idol? For the second time, with no clues? What are the odds of that? And did you see Dave's jaw drop when Russell revealed it right before the votes were tallied?

In the previews for next week, Laura and Dave are following Russell like a hawk. I don't blame them; in order to vote him out, they can't leave him alone for a second, on the chance he'll find it a third time!

Heading North Tomorrow!
K and I have tickets to the Purdue football game tomorrow, so we're leaving tonight and spending the night at Grandma and Grandpa's. We're hoping Grandpa drops us off in front of the stadium and will return for us, so we don't have to fight the parking/traffic.

K has also completed his interview and begun his community service. He should be turning in his paperwork to the Eagle Review Board no later than Nov 30th.

More Disappointment:
I received an email from Midwest Writers, inviting me to the Author's Showcase again in Muncie the weekend of Dec 4th and 5th. I told the spouse whose reaction was 'How are you going to get there?' (That's the week we might not have any income, due to his filing for the unemployment extension.)

I guess I won't be going, after all. Unless a miracle arrives in either email or snail mail form.

On A Good Note:
I did get an offer to join the Examiner family, and I'm nearly finished with the application. Wish me luck? My friend Tracy referred me; she writes for the Chicago Paranormal. I'd be representing Indiana, obviously!

Have a good day and I'll be back on Monday. Maybe this weekend getaway will help my outlook on life!


Regina Carlysle said...

Okay,I just read yesterdays post and SHIT. No wonder you blew up. I don't blame you a bit. Today WILL be better! Thanks so much for coming to the radio program. I was nervous but knowing friends were there helped soooo much. Considering the day you had, it speaks volumes about the level of support you show your friends, that you came. You are a rare chick, Molly and I love you dearly.

Unknown said...

I have to say, I don't like Russell, but last nights episode was priceless. I enjoyed seeing the look on Laura's face.
I'm glad to hear you're feeling better today. :)

Mona Risk said...

Molly, my DH considers a Friday the 13th his lucky day. Many of the lucky events in our lives happen on a Friday 13.

Sandra Cox said...

Wow! You're going to be at the game?! I think I told you, I worked at Purdue for eleven years and my daughter ended up going to IU:) She's most definitely not a sports fan. Remember the Bobby Knight thing? She was going to school there at the time and completely oblivious, except for the crowds and traffic back ups, etc.:)

Sara said...

mom Jackie bought me new moon in hard back so dont worry about buying it for me...

Unknown said...

You get to see your grandparents? I miss mine so much.

Even if you meant your parents and your kids grandparents, I still miss my mom so much. Two of my kids never met her and the other three barely remember her. Oh well...

I hope you enjoyed your visit.