Good Morning, my darlings. Yes, we are still here after the horrible weather this weekend. Is everyone all right? God, I hate tornadoes. I've lived through hurricanes (homeless after the last one in the 90's), been on the water in bad bad storms (where the ocean swept over the road and into the backyard), a couple of blizzards had me stuck for days, but have never and never want to go through a tornado. I cannot imagine the horror. I mean, we've all seen the news this weekend. All those poor people in Raleigh and surrounding counties. I can't imagine it. And I'm a writer. God Bless all of them.
In other news, this is Spring Break for the Monster Child. Today she is going with my mother to the carousel at the mall while I take my father to get his licence renewed. How much fun is that going to be. Let me just say, my father is a curmudgeon, and partially deaf (absolutely refuses to get a hearing aid) and has no clue about computers (and the test is on a computer). If we don't get thrown out of the DMV it will be a miracle. (He wants to slip the guy a hundred...yeah, he's still old school...so he'll be able to keep his licence. Can I just say Class D felony.)
Also, I'm gearing up for the big kitchen reno. They start on Thursday. I've been helping my mother get the kitchen de-nuded. And getting the flower gardens mulched. I wish I were Scottish so I could say something like "Ach, 'tis a fine braw brecht mess, we've gotten ourselves into." Or something like that.
I went through REMEMBERING YOU for the 900th time over the weekend. (Don't ask me how) Geez, you know, I think I've finally realized what they mean when they say, let your manuscript sit for awhile. I'm not a big user of 'that' but I found quite a few. I know I'll go through it again. Still checking my email countless times a day.
And now, because I don't want you to think this post is all about me, here's a link.
Spring cleaning for your WiP. It's a fantastic checklist that you really really should save in your favorites bar. Lydia does a great job. And if you don't follow her, you should.
Remember now, this Friday is Earth Day (and also my birthday). Plant something, recycle something, reuse something (I've got my eye on the old cabinets at my mothers'), reduce your clutter (Yes, I've also been cleaning like a maniac at my house).
I don't know if I'll be posting on Wednesday. Depends on if I have to bail out my father. Have a great week everyone.
3:08 pm Just wanted to let you all know, there was no bribery involved with the renewal of my father's licence. He passed with a 75. I passed with an 80. He was mad because he studied the book and I didn't even crack it open. Also, had a nice little "thing" with the guy who gave me my test. Yum-my! My mother asked if I gave him my phone number. I told her he has it already. Of course she wanted to know how. I said, "He works for the DMV, they're like the CIA. They know everything."