Friday, March 27, 2009

Thunk

The New Venture proposal went out to the agent, who really liked it, and promptly asked for an expanded partial. Seems there is already some interest in it. Got that done and e-mailed off, and at this point I'm feeling cautiously optimistic about the possibility of seeing a little Publishing Fairy dust land on this project.



Work has kept me so busy I am now horribly behind on e-mail. I'm going to try to make a dent in it this weekend. Today the kids are off from school and they own me for the day, and it looks like the girls are planning to have an all-day Twilight party, which means twelve hours of watching this:



And the kissing scene! Must see that a couple thousand times, too. God, I hope I don't fall asleep again. Btw, there is nothing more insulting to a couple of 14 year old girls than when Mom starts snoring in the middle of the KISSING scene.

I can't help it. I know, he's cute, but I'm old enough to be his mother. Give me someone old enough for me to seriously lust over, like Daniel Craig, or I fall asleep.

Along with the mourning dove nesting between our birdhouses, we discovered a couple of beautiful red foxes have taken up residence in an old gopher tortoise den on our property. I haven't been able to get a photo of Mom or Dad because they're mostly nocturnal, but Dad has been running around a lot at dusk so I should be able to snap him soon. Since Mom hasn't left the den, we expect she'll whelp in a few weeks.

And, finally, Cole discovered where the black glider snake who keeps showing up in the front yard is living, in what I think are some old mole tunnels near our pine trees in the side yard. We saw this guy slither into the entryway concealed in the grass:



And now I'm so wiped I think I'm going to crawl off to my bed and be unconscious for a while. Good night, all.

13 comments:

  1. goodness, the snake looks scary! My friends and I found Twilight really awful too, and we're close to his age. He was cuter in Harry Potter without the fabulous glittering skin of doom.

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  2. Fingers crossed for publishing fairy dust! And hope you can get fox photos.

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  3. You always make me smile in the morning!

    Good luck - hope the fairy dust works and that you can stay awake during the kissing scene.

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  4. Dawn and dusk are the best times to see foxes. They are crepuscular. They also might be active on a bright moonlight night.

    It's amazing how you learn what your kids learn. I had a kid who was into foxes, so we learned all we could. I liked his fox era better than his big truck era.

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  5. Haha! You're Snow White, Lynn! When you go outside, do you feel like breaking into song in a really high-pitched, whiny voice? I was amazed at how annoying the Disney Snow White's voice was when I saw the movie again as an adult...and how YOUNG she looked!

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  6. "Btw, there is nothing more insulting to a couple of 14 year old girls than when Mom starts snoring in the middle of the KISSING scene..."

    Snort. I almost did that in the movie theatre the FIRST time I saw it. Yes, I've watched it three times now. My girl is a Jacob fan.

    Good luck with the project.

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  7. I thank God that my 3 daughters are too old and too young to be caught up in the Twilight craze! So I don't have to see the movie unless I want to (and only when it becomes free on On Demand).

    Good luck with getting the new book published.

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  8. Amy said...
    Haha! You're Snow White, Lynn! When you go outside, do you feel like breaking into song in a really high-pitched, whiny voice?


    Ahahahahahahaha!
    The joys of Nature! The snake pic was cool. we have a Black Racer that likes to scare us to death all the time. My husband says it is doing it on purpose. Hiding in the shed, or waiting till you are about to walk by and crossing you path. Sneaky little devil.

    Congrats on the new venture. I hope all goes well.
    Glad to read you are getting some much needed rest....I was begining to wonder if you slept at all. LOL.

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  9. Publishing faerie! How exciting :D

    Twilight...not so much. Actually, ugh would probably describe my opinion on the subject. ;)

    Love the snake. We have them all over here. I haven't seen our foxes yet this year, but the coyotes have been up a few times and the deer have been at the window, begging apples.

    Can't wait to see more pics!

    word verification: spent. How did it know I spent the entire day trying to update my site? sheesh!

    theo

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  10. I had to laugh at: "Btw, there is nothing more insulting to a couple of 14 year old girls than when Mom starts snoring in the middle of the KISSING scene"

    My then 16 year old son couldn't believe when his father started snoring in the middle of The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe's epic final battle scene. He still doesn't let his dad forget it.

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  11. Exciting news about the New Venture proposal!

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  12. It's amazing how you learn what your kids learn. I had a kid who was into foxes, so we learned all we could. I liked his fox era better than his big truck era.

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  13. Edward is 107 years old. The real question is if you're old enough for him :P

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