Monday, October 19, 2009

Spanking is a Good Thing...

But only when it's the Phillies doing the spanking and the Dodgers, (or whichever opponent is unlucky enough to face them) getting punished! What a fabulous time I had last night watching the Phils trounce the Dodgers (Boo! Hiss!). Please God, let the Phillies show up to play again tonight. Go Phillies!!!!

Haven't posted in a while because I've been caring for sick kids, helping in my daughter's classroom and getting ready for the Scholastic book fair, and getting away for the weekend to Niagara Falls, ON with my family. Here are some pictures from our trip:



We had a great time even though our youngest wasn't feeling 100%.
Our dog, Divot, really missed us while we were gone. Here he is letting us have it for leaving him alone all weekend  welcoming us home--loudly!

The fall colors are gorgeous here in northeast Ohio. It's a great place to be at the moment. Just don't talk to me in two months.  ;o)

Receiving rejections every day on the short I've been sending out all year. Might be time to throw in the towel and move on. Continue to struggle with writing motivation. When I don't get any words down I feel it's a day wasted, and who wants to do that? Wasting time like that feels irresponsible to me. All right. Enough moaning. I'll be here at my desk, writing, for the rest of the afternoon.

9 comments:

Anita said...

Go you writer, you!

Janna Qualman said...

Those pictures are awesome! Divot's very sweet. :)

I'm kinda feeling the same lack of momentum. Ugh! But I wish you the best with your decision about the one you're thinking about moving from. You'll know when/if it's time!

Amy said...

You're right, Janna, I'll know when it's time. As for the slow moving...I've been reading other bloggers who seem to be working hard and attracting agents' attention. It's inspiring.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Nice photos! I am your devoted follower now.

Kathryn Magendie said...

I just read a story in the Best American Short Stories that was rejected 100 times before he had it published! now look where it is *smiling*

Put it up a while, let it simmer, then look at it again and see how it reads!

Your puppy is making me laugh... look at that face...

Joanne said...

Now you understand that whoever wins will have to face the Yankees, right? ;)

Amy said...

Don't they have to play tonight?? There's still hope for the Angels. (I think. I'll be honest...I'm not sure if they've clinched it or not...I try not to think about the Yankees).

Amy said...

Good point, Kathryn. I do try to remind myself of those cases!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses.blogspot.com said...

That picture of Niagra Falls is AMAZING! So blue! I went there once for a meet when I was running track in college, and I remember it was stunning. Now it just makes me think of Jim and Pam from the office. :)

Kelly