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I went trail running this morning, even though it was really warm already (um, hot). Then I spent some time sorting out bus issues (again -- there must be something about our bus route).

Now I'm at B&N, getting some stuff done (yay). I jotted down some notes for the volunteer training I'm giving at school next week; I started a story I need to write for something else. And I wrote a first draft of my query for my WIP (which isn't finished yet, but I want to get some feedback on the query, and I already have tons of feedback for the manuscript, itself). Eventually, maybe by mid-September, I'll be looking for betas...my writing has really slowed down, btw. I think it was this time last year that I asked for insight into my last book. I used to write a book every couple of months, but now I'm down to one a year. I guess that's what happens as we age, no? :)

I cleaned D's room for him on Sunday, and I found about fifty books -- I think he's only read about a dozen of them, so he has quite the TBR pile ;) He's been buying books for his birthday and Christmas for the past few years, but I hadn't realized how many of them piled up (plus, I get him books, of course, and we've gotten a few ARCs too). There are so many more books for kids these days than there were when I was a kid -- which is a good thing, of course. I'd read every kids' book in the library by the time I was 11. I don't think I'd be able to do that today. I certainly can't keep up with the YA market!

What I'd love to do is take a nap...this getting up early is for the birds ;) What about you -- how is your Tuesday shaping up?


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Aug. 23rd, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
Lol, I always find stacks of books to be put away whenever I go through the kids' rooms. First place I look for lost library books...

Today's our last day of freedom, so the kids are playing with friends and I am cleaning and shopping and trying to get ready for tomorrow. My in-laws are stopping overnight on their way back to California (they were up for my grandfather-in-law's 95th birthday), so I'm hoping things don't get TOO trashed down there in the meantime...
Aug. 23rd, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
Sunday was our last day, and although they had to help me (and DH) with the cleaning, we spent our day similarly ;)
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Aug. 24th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
I do like the freedom of hitting the trail, though it's hard when it's so hot like this. Still, it's nice to be outdoors :)
Aug. 24th, 2011 01:14 pm (UTC)
Stacks of books beat stacks of most anything! Even pancakes. :)

The boys start their normal schedule today, as the freshmen had orientation on Mon and Tues. Today is the first day of reality. Wildebeest had to get up at 6:30 and he's moving a bit slowly. We shall see.

Wishing you all a good Wednesday!
Aug. 24th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
I figure D will continue to get up @ 6-ish until he has to, which is when he'll start sleeping in...I hope your boys enjoy being in the same school again!
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