Tuesday, November 29, 2011

On The Upside!!

So my last post, dreary as it may have been, was just my way of venting.  I have said up front, my blogging is going to be more geared to my life and all that goes with it so if I bored you with that one, I apologize.  NOT!!!  We all have the need to vent every now and again... I'm glad some of you were here to listen (or read.)  Things have gotten somewhat better and there may be light at the end of this dark tunnel.  If I could get ahold of my flashlight it might be better but as luck has it, my batteries are dead!

Happier and much calmer days are ahead.  This is the end of November and while I didn't fully commit myself to NaNo, I did start a new YA Novel.  I find myself becoming a writer about death!!  Some of you are familiar with my first YA Novel--Death & the Dreamers.  I am sending queries for that one now.  My new one also involves death, but in a different way.  I haven't quite decided on a title yet but I'm leaning towards Dimensions.  Is this a weird fixation I have or what!!??  Come to think of it... the YR stories that I have completed also involve death.  Those stories however are meant to help children deal with the loss of a loved one---so yeah, quite different.  (Still---death)

There's more good news for D#4 and her Color Guard team.  The entire team (band & guard) took 2nd place or what they call Grand Champions for placing 2nd three years running.  They are continually beat out by the Lafayette team and we continually hear--y'all should have taken 1st!! The comments following the video speak for themselves.  Other statewide band members gave them rave reviews.  If you have 10 minutes to spare you should watch.  http://youtu.be/yIdMwxWhmw0  They really are a talented bunch of kids and I hate to brag but I will.  Myself and another mom were single handly responsible for the flags the girls used.  That's 21 girls, three different flags--the purple ones were X2.  That's a grand total of 84 flags we made in a month's time.  WHEW!!!  It was a huge task to take on---but very well worth it to see them on the field!

Next up is the Winter Guard season and that means new flags, costumes, dancing and more competitions!!  Me thinks I'm gonna wear down before she does.  I couldn't be more proud of her and already D#5 is wanting to join next year.  I may be getting myself in way over my head---what mom wouldn't want to be a part of their child's life in this way??  I definitely count my blessings!!!

See ya soon!!