Friday, August 26, 2011

Muddy Day

Happy Friday!

School started Wednesday and I'm still recovering. Time changes are always an adjustment for me. I don't mind getting up earlier during the school year, but I do have to get used to it. During the summer I stay up late, usually working an hour or two around midnight. But during the school year I can't stay up that late and still function well the next day, so I get most of my work done in the mornings. Daylight savings stuff messes me up as well. Hopefully I'll be on track by the middle of next week.

My son is a junior in high school this year. He's got a good schedule (if the school can get a physics teacher in place, but that's another post) and he's playing football. He loves football and I'm a big fan of the sport, but I do worry (obsessively, sometimes) about him getting hurt. He got pretty beat up last night but since they won, he had a great time. These boys turn into one big bruise only a couple weeks into the season. Keep your fingers crossed that he stays healthy.

Last night was JV, tonight is varsity. He got up today, got ready, excitedly put his jersey on - varsity players get to wear their jersey the day of the games, and this is his first year playing varsity so he was pumped. Anyway, he left but then returned home only a few minutes later. And he was covered in mud. It was one of the strangest moments I can remember. Apparently, he had his window down and a bus drove past him and through a puddle. He was covered and the inside of his car was covered. Crazy. We got him and the car cleaned up and he headed back to school, but that will be one of those weird things we'll remember forever, I suppose.

If you have one, I hope your back-to-school transition is going well and I hope your kids have a great year. I'm sure before we know it we'll be talking about winter break.

I've only been reading my stuff lately. I seem to be in the middle of a bunch of deadlines - some for final manuscripts, some for first drafts, etc. I think I'll be able to start reading other books some time in October. Hope you're reading some great books.


  1. Good luck to your son and his team. Hard to believe it's that time already, where did the summer go.

    Book wise I have read two good ones the last week, 1) Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury, 2)Night Road by Kristin Hannah. Both are great books.

    Can't wait to read your new books.

    Have a great week.

    Jill B

  2. Thanks, Jill. I've put those two on my list. I appreciate the recommendations. I've not read anything by Kristin Hannah. I'm intrigued.

    Hope you have a great week, too.


  3. Y'know, I posted a really long comment here when this post was new, and I just checked back today to find it's gone. Weird. I must've clicked off the screen before it finished or something.
    Oh well.

    I am excited to read Crops and Robbers. Really!

    And we never did do lunch this summer. We'll have to find a time anyway. I still want to chat about how you manage to do so many books at once! (Yeah, I want your secrets!!!)

  4. Hi, Lisa - thanks for coming back.

    I would love to get together. I laughed at the word "secrets" but I'm happy to tell you how I work.

    Hope your school year if off to a great start!