Monday, June 02, 2008

Weekend Recap

My daughter had her first sleep over party on Friday night, which left hubby and I free to go on a date. It was a beautiful evening, so we walked downtown, grabbed a bite for supper, and headed to the movie theater just in time to watch the new Indiana Jones flick. We had great seats and I enjoyed the movie - I laughed through a lot of it. I must say that it's not as good as any of the first three, but it's worth seeing. Though if you're not a diehard fan, wait for it to come out on DVD and don't spend the atrocious amount on movie tickets (for two of us, it was $17!!!)

I went shopping Saturday morning and got a few more summer outfits. I can't believe it's June already! And the thermometer is already starting to climb. If you've followed my blog, you'll know that I am not a heat person. It makes me grouchy and downright miserable. I spent most of my summer time inside anything that is air conditioned, be that the office, the car, or the house. Only when the temps cool off enough do I venture outside on the front porch.

Sunday was my designated writing day. And since it was rather warm outside, I decided to hole up in my basement bedroom where it was nice and cool. I turned on the t.v. to the 1940s station on XM Radio, turned on my laptop, grabbed my chocolate, switched on my fan, and started to write. My cat, Slick, hopped up on the bed and curled up beside me.

A few hours later, I had written 3600 words. I was rather proud of myself. ;-)

Hubby and I took the dogs for a walk, we filled water balloons with my daughter, and then I relaxed on the couch and did a bit of reading.

And now it's Monday already. The kids are out of school, so that eliminated a few miles off my morning commute this morning. They took advantage of summer vacation by staying up late. Hey, that's what summers are for!


  1. 3600 words in a few hours???!!!!!

    I am jealous! I am such a slow writer!

  2. Congrats on those 3600 words - WTG!!!

    The rest of your weekend sounds great :)

    We saw Crystal Skull last Wednesday and quite liked it. Not as good as 1 and 3, but, IMO, waaaaaay better than Temple of Doom (I really didn't like that one). I do think it wrapped up the story nicely and I'm pretty certain, though they teased another installment, they also effectively nipped it in the bud (if I'm interpreting the ending correctly - without spoilers for those who haven't seen it.)

    Summer vacation already? Kids here aren't out till the end of June.

  3. Ell - it was rather miraculous that I managed to write that much. It sure doesn't happen very often!

    Tess - Thanks! And yeah, I think I liked this one better than Temple of Doom. And I agree with your interpretation of the ending - which I rather liked. :-)

  4. I'm so glad you had such a nice weekend! I had a similar burst of writing on Saturday. It was weird though -- I couldn't stop writing, but I know there's a bunch there I'm going to have to cut. I'm not complaining though -- if the muse thinks I need to write all over the place to figure out what I'm trying to accomplish, who am I to question? I hope it keeps up...

  5. Yay, Lisa! So glad you got some writing done, as well. I hope I don't have to cut much, but we'll see when it comes time for editing. :-)

  6. What a great writing day! Good for you!!!

    I totally agree with regard to the summer heat. Why is it that I live in the southwest again? Ugh. At least there is air conditioning. :)

  7. Anissa - Thanks! I couldn't live in the Southwest. WAY too hot for me!

  8. Your weekend was way better than mine.

  9. Travis, I just read what a crappy weekend you had. Hope it gets better. :-)

  10. Yes summer vacation has been heavenly so far this week. I haven't had to run my son around as usual and it has allowed for me to get more work done in the mornings.

  11. You're so fortunate, Brian! I wish I had a summer vacation! That would be wonderful...


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