January 7, 2011

Snow Day!

Breaking news:  we are having our first official snow day of the year!  And it is actually snowing (which is not always the case - in these days of doppler radar (don't you love it when I use technical terms I don't really know the meanings of?) the school districts have been known to jump the gun with a little too much enthusiasm.)

I love snow days!

I'm no longer a kid (I know that comes as a shock :)) and I don't attend school, so snow days shouldn't be that different from regular days.  I still have plenty of work to do.

But somehow, snow days are still great.  The kids can sleep late and have a fun-filled, relaxing day.  We can have a fire in the fireplace before evening - so cozy:)  There's an almost lazy feel to the day because if the school buses can't venture out then I am certainly not going to endanger society by taking the Dog Mobile out of the garage!  So, no errands.  And something about being holed up, warm and dry, while the snow falls peacefully outside is very conducive to writing stories.  At least for me.  As long as I don't get side-tracked into reading stories instead :)

Aside from writing, I have a special project for today.  I'm almost finished with the book trailer for April Fool, Phyllis!  I know you've all been counting the minutes until you can see it, so this is surely thrilling news :)  It just needs some more of that nit-picky tweaking I'm so not fond of, and then it needs some complimentary music.  Anyone have any ideas?  I'm open to suggestion.  I can't wait until it's completely done and I can share it with you!

Also, I hope you all noticed the totally cool count-down thingy on the right side of the blog page.  It's counting down to the release of April Fool, Phyllis!  So fun, don't you think?

In other news, I have allowed myself to be talked into joining Month of Poetry.  Yes, it's true.  My apologies to all the real poets out there.  I wrote my first Haiku poem yesterday.  It was not good.  Maybe today I'll try a limerick...  There once was a dog on the hill/who loved to chase after a squirrel...  Maybe not.

But I'm thinking of dogs and squirrels because, at this very moment, Jemma is climbing a tree.  I am not making this up.  A squirrel ran up it (well, let's be honest - she chased it there) and she's doing her darndest to get up after it.  Four sets of claws are doggedly (:)) clinging to bark, and it is obvious she intends to catch that squirrel by sheer force of will.  Oops.  Sliding.  If only I'd been a little quicker with the camera!  Story idea here?

So it's time to get to work (as soon as I take dem dogs for a snowy walk and give the squirrels a little break!)  I hope I'll have the new trailer to share with you by Monday.

Have a great weekend, and if you live around here, happy snow day!
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  1. My kids are longing for a snow day - we've hardly had any snow at all yet. There's something magical about the snow and the unexpectedness of that break in the routine.

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