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15 November 2009 @ 09:37 pm
Day 15  
Update type post: Done in bullets!

&hearts I'm so deliriously happy to be home and have my shower and my bed. I love traveling; I do, but it takes a toll. And I missed the boys. It was great to just hang out with them today.

&hearts Nolan bought the new Call of Duty game that came out this week while we were away. He stayed up til 7:30 am playing it, meaning he was still up playing when I got up. WHAT a dork. He played intermittently today while I was trying to get my nanowrimo word counts in. So actually, we're both dorks. A matched set, if you will.

&hearts Ethan got the part he wanted in the Fourth Grade Christmas play. I'm so proud of him. He told us right as we were going into the last show we were attending in New York. It was a nice moment.

&hearts I'm having 28 people at the house on Thanksgiving. It's starting to freak me out. I'm taking deep breaths and shots of vodka alternately, to combat the effects.

&hearts I've written 4,065 words today, trying to get caught up from when I was all lazy on my vacation. Most of those will be usable, I hope. I'm sure some of it is crap, and all of it will need editing, but I'm starting to get to the meat of the story and I'm REALLY starting to love my 4 main characters. They seem like good people. Anyway, 900-ish more words to get caught up and get to the plottiness/conflict. Yay.

&hearts I've got 900 metric pounds of laundry to do tomorrow. That ain't hyperbole, folks.

Have a good week everyone!
I feel:: tiredtired
I hear:: Ivy - Jackopierce
Ayla: museabitofayla on November 16th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
Oh, I forgot to tell you a billion years ago (♥ hyperbole), you (and your family) were in my dream. For some reason, I was at your house, which was near the middle of nowhere, btw. And I had to do something there (I forgot now). It was so weird, because I expected someone I talk to every day to actually pop up in my dream.

Glad you had fun on your trip. I'm a bad Nano-er this year
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on November 16th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
:D I love that. All four of us? That's cool.
Jessica K Malfoy: gg: serena prettyjessicakmalfoy on November 16th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC)
ooo, i hate it when i get so caught up in something i spend the whole night (or day) doing it (like right now! should be asleep but i'm writing my noeel!!!!).

and your novel word count is going up nice and steady, so don't stress out! except maybe about the number of people you're having for thanksgiving! is it going to be a potluck-like meal or are you cooking everything for everyone?

my grandma (mom's mom) hosts a potluck style one every year where she makes turkey and dressing and everyone else brings like six other dishes so we have TONS of food, but i usually go to my dad's where my stepmom cooks for me, Aislynn, her, my dad and 2 stepsisters. i love both traditions, but there is just something i LOVE about going up there to be with them. despite the 8 hour drive, it's my peaceful time.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on November 16th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
I'm at 25000 words, and I'm right on track. No stress.

People will bring things, but I'm ultimately responsible for telling who to bring what. And Nolan has a penchant for saying, "No, you need to do (whatever it is). Yours is better."

I see a lot of things in store for Thanksgiving, but peace probably isn't one of them. :D
Jessica K Malfoy: pink blossomsjessicakmalfoy on November 17th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
Haha, we do that to my family, insisting that people bring the certain things they're good at!
nbaeker: sam green eyesnbaeker on November 16th, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)
crazy, regarding your thanksgiving -- Congrats to Ethan.. that's so fantastic - I feel proud of him and he's not even my kid! (that seems to happen frequently with kids I like, though...)

I've so far written 50 words today... gotta get my groove back now that the play is over...

I should probably do a write up about how that went, too...
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on November 16th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
You should, yes.
Mala13oct on November 16th, 2009 08:16 am (UTC)
About the Thanksgiving party - eeps! But you can make stuff ahead and freeze it - right? All the very best. I'm already looking forward to seeing the picts.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on November 16th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
LOL. I'll make sure I take some, then. :D
dragonsangel68: TW - Rob GQdragonsangel68 on November 16th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
Yay for Ethan!

If you can count on nothing else, you can count on the laundry to be waiting for you ;)
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on November 16th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
Ain't it the truth?