Sunday, May 17, 2009

Random Meanderings

Yes, it's been forever since I last blogged. Call it end of the school year craziness combined with rebellious children with a sprinkling of "I have to do what?!" thrown in for good measure.

I went to the Georgia Renaissance Festival yesterday. The whole day. No children. I mean, yes, there were children there, but none of them belonged to me. Which was awesome. There are some parents who can take their children everywhere, and it's wonderful, there's no in-house fighting.. no cries of 'Mo-om, Grey spindled me!', 'Aleck's mutilating me!', 'I'm bored, I'm hot, I'm tired, when are we leaving?' Yeah, well, those kids aren't, and will never be, mine. LOL! Mine are the ones who require duct tape and velcro. (Shh..)
Yesterday was 80% chance of rain. That's right. 80%. So it's gonna rain. I knew that before going. Do I wear appropriate clothing, and bring an umbrella? Nope. Not I, said the fly. I wear a tank top and shorts. And a clear plastic poncho that's as attractive as wearing a see through trash bag. Yay, me. Oh, and I forgot to mention the sandals that squelched in the mud when I walked, sending clumps of mud and grime onto my feet... I swear I'm not an idiot. Not normally, anyway.
However, my hubby and I had an awesome time, and yes, for those of you who are wondering, I DID buy my boys something fun. Wooden swords, Heaven help us. I hope they don't bash each other's heads in.. but if they do, I have insurance ;)

On a completely different note, I got AWESOME, INCREDIBLE edits back on 'Maid of Sherwood'. When I first received them I was totally overwhelmed and discouraged. After all, this was after two drafts of the ms already. But, after stewing for a while, I now see how amazing the novel is going to be when I implement them all. So a HUGE thanks to Kasie West, who took the time to read it and give me feedback above and beyond 'Oh, it's so good!' Your help was invaluable.


  1. The renaissance festival sounds great : ) I'm sure your boys will love their wooden swords (not so sure about the head bashing in, but ...) : ) : ) : )

  2. I actually wanted to get the older one a bow and arrows set, but money was a factor.. that, and he's ADD.. so wasn't sure if pointy objects were a hot idea. LOL!!
    Thanks for the comment! :)