Saturday, January 24, 2009


Woohoo! Happy weekend! Just a quick note to you to bring you up to speed:

Grandfather- He's still in the hospital, but out of ICU. I swear, he should've died at least 10-15 times already. They're talking about discharging him maybe Tuesday after they get more test results back. Oh yeah, and they still can't find the source of his infection. He's still not doing well, but we'll take things one day at a time.

School-Gotta go in tomorrow to move my classroom. The middle school's been on a separate campus waiting for all sorts of permits for our portable buildings to be ready on our main campus. Then of course, I have tons of grading to do through the rest of the weekend...maybe.

Computer- A lady from my local Austin RWA group is going to come over and help me reinstall Word. I know, it's probably very easy, but when it comes to computer things I'm a wuss. (Oooh, I should be careful saying that since I've just taken over duties to update my Celtic Hearts chapter's website!)

Writing- I'm doing a little each day with my Austin group's writing challenge and my 50 words a day for 50 days challenge with my students. I'm still not committed to one story yet, so I just work on whichever one fires me up the most at that moment. Soon though, maybe this weekend, I need to make a clear decision and start some serious crafting. I'll let you know how it goes.

Writer friends- Nicole Reillan is part of the reason I've decided to take another look at Broken Promises as the potential next story. She said my blurb about it on my website gave her chills (or something to that affect). With that kind of reaction, how could I NOT consider that story to be my next award-winning thriller? And Marian Pearson Stevens just finished her website. Marian writes "classic romances" and has a couple of manuscripts with editors. Check it out and let her know what you think!

RWA Nationals-I registered Friday for the RWA National Conference in DC! I'm already getting excited! Are you planning to go?

Okay, that's enough for a "quick" note. I'm off to bed so I can get up fairly early and go into work...on a Saturday.


Cindy Procter-King said...

I've been wondering about your grandfather. Thanks for the update.

Thanks for the link to Marian's website too. It's very nice. I shall have to email her.

No, I'm not going to DC, unless lightning strikes and Penny finals in the RITA. Financially, it's just not in the cards this year.

Lexi said...

OMG, Cindy, I talked to him today and he sounds better than he has in months. Of course, mom says he doesn't look well.

Did you see under the pics on my website I have one of us at the bar in Dallas?

Oh, bummer! I'll miss you, but for now I'll cross my fingers for lightning.

Cindy Procter-King said...

Yes, I saw that pic. That was such a fun night.

Good for your grandfather. Crossing my fingers his recovery continues.