Friday, October 09, 2009

Aw, missing you too!

Things are coming together with the house - only one room left to unpack and we're hoping to do that this weekend. Months of re-organisation will follow, no doubt, but at least we'll be waving bye-bye to the boxes soon.

In other news, I'm loving the job - so much to learn, so much to do, believe it or not, it's fun! My colleague and I unearthed a hidden treasure trove of company-branded polo shirts yesterday, so as of next week we're banishing the horrors of high heels and skirts and turning up in uniform - company shirt and jeans. Ah, bliss. The kids aren't so happy, though, seeing Mummy trot off to work in the school hols. Thanks to Daddy and Grandma they're being looked after, but apparently it's just not the same. Soccer Boy actually cried when I went to work yesterday - heartbreaking!

In writing...yes, well, um. That's all I have to say about that. When I resume checks I think I'll be taking the Deadly Drop myself. Anybody else need to join me? We'll find out soon - watch out for checks in the next week or two, once school is back in and I claim a little time back. Update those figures now!

I do have writing plans, though. I really want to get WiW to agents before the Christmas slump, which means I need to rewrite the ending like, um, now. Hoping to dive into it next week!

13 comments:

writtenwyrdd said...

Glad the new job and new digs are doing right by you.

And good luck on the writing. Sometimes the rest of your life eats your time up, though. You just have to roll with it, as they say.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Congrats on the (nearly) boxless state! That's wonderful.

Sorry to hear the kids are having adjustment issues. That can break your heart.

blogless troll said...

Great to have you back, but if you think all that's gonna get you out of a Supersmackdown! you're nuts.

Chris Eldin said...

Change, even change for the positive, can be hard to work through. Your children will adjust, and especially that you have family support, their transition will be smoother and faster.

Sounds like a great new phase of your life!
:-)

Chris Eldin said...

*looking around room*

BT is here somewhere...

pjd said...

He cried? Awwwwww! My boys don't cry, even when I go away for like a six day business trip. They're all like, "yeah, Dad, whatever. Are you going to that city with the NASCAR store in the airport? Bring me back something good this time."

Whirlochre said...

Hmmm — you're going to be real mean when you've straightened down that fur, aren't you?

Robin S. said...

YAY!! So glad you're just about back! We've really missed you, and I'm remotely kidding.

pacatrue said...

Getting WiW out to agents by Christmas sounds like a terrific plan. I hereby approve and encourage your meeting of this goal.

Hear! Hear!

JaneyV said...

I loved it when I had a company t-shirt and jeans job. SO much more practical and comfortable. Glad that it's going well and that the move in is all but done. It's very exciting isn't it?

Re word count - Nothing in a few weeks. Settling into work but I'm starting again tomorrow. The DIARY has commanded. I must follow.

sylvia said...

My son has a stuffed koala that is sitting in a high cupboard somewhere (he didn't want the stuffed animals on display but couldn't stand to get rid of them completely - AW!) which I could probably make menacing if that will help motivate you?

I'm glad you are enjoying the new job, that makes *such* a difference.

I'm plugging along on my WIP but not, er, everyday. Not today at all, in fact. *backs away slowly* I'll get right on it.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Checking in - a little late.

I tried to relax more last week which helped lower my overwhelm levels. Wrote one new poem (74 words) and edited 5 chapters which I'm going to have to edit yet again. I, um, love my new critique group?

Robin S. said...

I just reread BT's excuses...trust me, it's the new smart and Whirl's ode to thee, ending with and possibly, a pie.

Laughed my ass off. Again.