I’m so glad that’s over

I’m over at Sole Struck today talking about my “fantasy shoes”. Come check it out!

The weekend was interesting. And long. And I’m glad it’s over. HA!

On Saturday we saw Night at the Museum. It was very cute and a lot like the first one. We both enjoyed it. Sunday, I took the kid to see Star Trek – second time around for me. It was a bit talky for him but he did think the explosions and stuff was cool. And all the black holes. Seeing it a second time made it even better.

Monday was about grilling everything not nailed down. Okay just kidding. We grilled chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers. And there was only three of us. I have no idea why we made enough food to feed an entire small village, but we did. We also tried this new recipe – grilled chicken with cherry-chipotle barbeque sauce. It was different but kinda good. Had a bit of a kick with the chipotle peppers that balanced out the sweet. The thyme was overpowering though so I think next time (no pun) we need to cut that way back.

The kid was bored out of his mind yesterday and fighting with the computer. So I made him shut it off. I told him to go use his imagination and play with his toys in his room. He stomped off, whiny. But a few minutes later, he’d managed to dump everything out of his toy container and get busy. I think all the computer games, Nintendos and Wiis have ruined kids’ brains. All they want to do is sit in front of them. Okay, I’m talking about mine here. I have to force him to do other things by unplugging him. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it works.

I hope this summer he’ll find enough to keep him occupied. I’ve already forewarned my sister she’ll have another kid at her house for at least a week. 😉

I got some comments back from Man on the Phoenix book. He caught a bunch of my fast-finger typos that I couldn’t “see” anymore. I’m grateful for that. He also really liked the book and said the ending surprised me. Score! I love hearing that.

And Sunday morning as I’m doing dishes and laundry, a new character started talking. I have no idea where it’s going or what it is, but I started writing. I got two pages in, only about 600 words, but I’ve started her story. Angelina, she tells me, is her name. And she’s a thief and a smuggler. And this is a sci-fi, by the way.

This week is going to be…difficult I think. A lot of things are coming to an end (school being one of them) and I’m feeling a bit reflective and apprehensive.  And maybe just a little bit sad, too. I’ll post more about it when I can.

Tomorrow, my good friend, Jenny Storm, will be here with her interview to promote her new book. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

And that’s it for me. So happy it’s a short week. I think.

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.