July 22nd, 2009

“A man who wastes one hour of time has not discovered the value of life .”

~Charles Darwin

…stay so busy????

Rewind to two Fridays ago. Our good friends M & L invited us to a Double A baseball game a little ways from here. We started the fun by having dinner at the Cheesecake Factory where I split a pizza with L and GW had ribs and M an interesting sandwich. This was the first time to eat at the Cheesecake Factory and I opted for the Vanilla Bean cheescake for dessert which totally rocked. My mouth still waters thinking about it.

It had been forever since I attended a live baseball game and it was so much fun. Through L & M’s conections, we met one of the pitchers of the visiting team and that made it special. Is it my imagination or are they just making them so young nowdays? We stayed for the fireworks afterwards and we were all pretty impressed with the show. The only drawback was that it was so frickin’ HOT! It started out at 100+ degrees and once the sun set, it only went down to about 100.

Ahhh…Texas in the summer.

Fast forward to the next weekend. We visited a Farmer’s Market and brought home tomatoes, peaches, plums, and cantelopes. Then we scooted on down the road to M & L’s and grilled and swam the afternoon away. I swear, GW has a fixation about getting my hair wet. What part of ‘I don’t want to get it wet’ am I not making clear to him, LOL? But this time I was ready. Instead of spending the rest of the day looking like a drowned rat – I brought a girl’s baseball hat and put it on. So, instead of a wet rodent I looked like a wet dork.

RWA Nationals was last weekend and I have been hearing and reading so many great things about it. All the loops are buzzing and the motivation and energy is running high. Next year it is in Nashville and I am making plans to attend.

Still moving forward on my goals mentioned here. I am writing some every day even if it is a couple of paragraphs. Right now I am involved in Candace Havens word challenge. I did my 500 words yesterday and almost fainted at the 1142 words that are due today. Wow! Wonder if that means counting the 500 words yesterday? LOL! Somehow I don’t think so. Candy is all about tough love and getting things done.

Back to work…

Stay Cool!

~Sandy

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July 9th, 2009

“Be courageous. It’s one of the only places left uncrowded.”

~Anita Roddick

I have a new goal!

…thanks to Geri for sending me the info on the call for anthology submissions for Samhain.

Theme: Angels! And, just take a wild guess at what I am working on at the present time? Yep, you got it!

And it’s not due until November 1!

Okay, here’s the plan:

By Monday, June 13 – have storyline finished.

By September 30, have 30,000 words completed.

October 31 – have critiques and revisons done.

November 1 – send that completed, polished puppy off to the publisher.

I can do it…I can do it…

Gasp! It feels just as scary to do this as it was to do my Faerie story.

I can do it…I can do it…

On another note, hope everyone had a wonderful fourth of July. Was busy in the morning, but that afternoon feasted on GW’s ribs and then rolled ourselves over to The Chair for an evening of reading, watching fireworks on TV, talking, and laughing. Was too hot to trek outdoors to play for anything more than a late evening stroll around the neighborhood on Sunday after running errands such as grocery shopping and, of course, a quick visit to one of our favorite tool shops and then on to the mall for a few things I needed. I got an urge to buy The Four Seasons Greatest Hits (Franki Valli NOT Uvaldi like Brenda first thought, LOL which I am still not sure who that is) to add to my iPod and now I have a rockin’ folder with Oldie but Goodies that has approximately 115 songs ranging from the 50′s to the 80′s. I have over 900 songs total on my iPod and I love it, love it, love it!

Just give me my iPod and my netbook and I can stay out of trouble for hours. Most of the time.

Looks like time to eat dinner. BTW, the roasted chicken was fab last week! And very healthy. I gave the recipe to a friend and she also said her family loved it.

Stay cool!

~Sandy

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