State of the nation…

I know, I’ve been a blog slacker again.  Blame the evil Twitter, I do, lolol

Anyway, what have I been up to?

As of today, the hobbits go back to school, so I have by days freed up and I can write–and not surf, honest.  Though Frodo’s future in the school is still up in the air.  Why am I surprised?  It’s been uncertain from the second day… 😉

I’ve got some writing groove back.  I subbed Emergence to my editor and I’m waiting impatiently for a reply *grin* At the minute, I’m writing a fantasy; haven’t written one of them since Skin Magic and I’m quite enjoying it.  It’s a virgin menage.  I know, I couldn’t believe it either when my heroine decided she was ‘…untouched…’  I also have a demons story on the go that is set in Demon’s Desire‘s world.  My first sequel of sorts.  I also have a super-duper-top-secret project I’m working on… *shhh*

And…the hobbits are up and I must get breakfast 🙂

I still hate decorating

Though our landing is looking much better after being stripped of acres of woodchip wallpaper and having numerous coats of paint applied to walls and five doors.

The Ent attacked the banisters and newel posts, scraping off yucky black paint to reveal the oak beneath.

It’s now less rental, more home…and we’ve only been here almost seven years, lol Tomorrow is painting the hobbits’ door TARDIS blue, then I’m having a rest from decorating for a while.

Now I’m off to bed. Waaay too tired, lol

Another novella is away!

I did the absolute final read through of Paladin yesterday and sent it off as a ‘Creamy’ theme consideration 😀

Today, I have to plot Chance and try and get some writing done on it. Tomorrow is the autism course, Samwise’s nativity play and a night out with the fighting Uruk-hai (ie the reception mothers) – so bugger all in the way of writing tomorrow 😉

Just about awake…

I had to take the hobbits to a friend of Frodo’s birthday party at the usual soft play centre. The Ent had buggered off to a town outside Mordor to met up with his friends from long ago. The centre is of course not accessible by bus 😉 so I had to go by taxi.

Frodo – who doesn’t get invited to many parties because of his disability – said he had a great time. 😀 We walked to the bus station and an hour later- with two complaining hobbits in toe- we got the bus home.

All of us were asleep by nine, lol

So absolutely no writing down yesterday 😉

No writing today

It’s a *blech* day today…even thinking about my wips evokes a heavy, sinking feeling of utter crappiness, so I think I’m going to hide.

I’m off to buy Frodo some Doctor Who figures this afternoon. That might make me feel better… 😉

Where we used to go…

Yep, there used to be a time before children, when we went to placed like this:

The Ent and I have been in the Red Pyramid. We had to wander around the outside of the Bent Pyramid as it was too dangerous to go inside. Oddly enough, the Collapsed Pyramind (not shown here, *grin*) felt the most solid inside.

News, news and yet more news

I haven’t blogged for a while as it’s been Samwise’s birthday week. Yes, he has a birthday week and it’s not over yet.

The Ent’s family came over last Saturday and we toddled off to Crosby beach to gawp at the iron men. Then later in the week, came Samwise’s birthday with nursery school cake and sweeties followed by presents at home.

That night we went off to she Omid Djalili. Just about stayed awake. Who thought a small boy’s fourth birthday could be so tiring?

Thursday was Frodo’s MRI scan. He managed to complete it without an anaesthetic, which we were really pleased about. And on the Friday was his six joint assessment. They decided rather quickly, it seemed to us, that Frodo is now on the spectrum. This after the assessment six weeks ago where it was stated that diagnosis wasn’t as important as meeting his needs. So we’ll see on this one… 😉

Frodo also went to a school disco after school. The Ent took him and he said Frodo had a great time.

And today…we got the letter that said Samwise will go to Frodo’s school in September. Big relief all round *grin*

So…there’s only tomorrow left and that’s Samwise’s birthday party at Yellow Sub. I think both The Ent and I need to sleep for a week, lol

Oh..and I wrote a bit too.

The next fortnight…

…might be a little crazy.

Frodo has to be assessed by all sorts of specialists – hurrah, something might happen to get him support in school – have an MRI and generally days will be taken up taking him places.

And in less than a fortnight is Samwise’s 4th birthday.  And we have to prep for the party he’s having.

So if you’re wondering where I am… See above *grin*