Where I’ve Been

Oh!  My sweet little bloggy!  How I’ve missed you! *smooshes*

It’s true.  I’ve missed blogging.  I’ve missed having something to say and a place to put it.  BUT the last month has been full of so much life.  You know what I mean?

First, there was the election.  I had to hide from the internet.  All of it.  People are mean and vicious when it comes to politics, and I didn’t want to become one of them.  So, I put my head in the sand and pretended the internet did not exist 

Second, I became that mom.  Folks, I believe in the public school system.  I do.  My parents are both school teachers.  But I also believe there are gaps, and my son fell into one.  He kept coming home with awful grades on assignments, but his answers weren’t wrong.  (Example: A weather worksheet had a box that said, “Draw the sky during the day.”  My son drew — in his own words — stratus and cumulus clouds.  He got marked down because he didn’t draw the sun.  Umm…this was the week of the hurricane.  Don’t you think that stratus and cumulus clouds were a better answer?  I could go on and on, but no one wants to see my blood pressure rise again.)  I’ve been spending a lot of time on the phone, exchanging emails, in the classroom because my son is convinced he’s dumb because he’s not regurgitating everything the teacher says.  Guys, this takes precedence over all other things. 

Third, I’ve been writing a script.  But not for fun or for pay.  I have a very talented, influential family member who presents me with ideas and then says, “Make it happen with words!”  Because I love this person and owe them so, so, so much, I’m working like a dog and consuming more Mt. Dew than an Appalachian hillbilly. 

Fourth, it’s NaNoWriMo.  I’m a wee bit behind  (25,694 as of 9 p.m. on Nov. 17) and I’m actually in love with this story. Like I want to marry it, sort of love. 

How’s life for you all?  And I’m not just asking because it’s polite. I really want to know!  Leave comments my faithful friends, so that I can say, “Well that sounds so exciting!”  or “Get back to work you lazy ninnymuggins*!” 

*Ten imaginary points for the person who knows the movie ninnymuggins is from. 


  • prerna pickett

    glad to see you again. I don’t blame you for avoiding the internet until after the election, it was really ugly. Congrats on the NaNo front! Keep it up. And as a mom I totally get where you’re coming from.

  • Jen

    I WIN!!! Ninny Muggins–Elf. We drove 1 hour each way yesterday so that I could have thai food, go to home depot and old navy and have Krispy Kremes. Mostly for the thai food. I am really, really missing eating out. And we don’t let our kids watch dvds in the car, but yesterday we did for a few moments of peace and quiet. Ryan turned on Elf & in the first five minutes (head phones), all you could hear was a chorus of Kai and Teagan humming “bum bum, bum bum bum, bum bu bu bum bum…” If you can think of the tune, you know what I’m taking about. It was kind of adorable. Can’t wait to read your NWMAIOWAWAMMO book!

  • Jen

    Let me rephrase that lest I give you the wrong idea…we don’t OFTEN let our kids watch DVDs in the car…but yes, for road trips. And a trip to Tulsa totally counts.

  • Lexa Cain

    Holy cow — your life is just packed full of stuff. You make me feel like a complete slug as I’ve been doing nothing but watch TV and enjoying my sluggardly existence. I hope you get your son’s teacher to open her mind a bit. Good luck with NaNo and the script! 🙂

  • Carrie Butler

    Welcome back, Becky! I don’t blame you for being upset with your son’s teacher. I mouthed a “WTF” at the screen after I read it. *shakes her head*

    As for me, Strength is about to go out to reviewers, and I’m working on Book 2. 😀

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