Oddities …

The week that was: 24th March, 2012

The last season of Star Trek Voyager is well underway in my house, and I have resorted to watching catch-up TV over the internet instead of sitting through more episodes of inter-planetary conflict and the obstacles facing the crew as they try to get home. I might join my family and watch the very last disk. Maybe.

My kids have also been playing a lot on the Wii – Just Dance. For the life of me, I cannot get one of the songs out of my head. I wake up with it, and go to sleep with it. Even after hours listening to the radio, as soon as the music is off, that song is back in my head. Aaarrggghhh! Why can’t I have music that I actually enjoy playing around in circles in my head???

It was an odd week for weather and I think it played havoc with my son’s mischief levels. We started the week having to wear light summery clothes, but by Wednesday, in spite of a warm night and magnificent sunrise (see photo), the weather quickly deteriorated to rain, hail and gusty wind. The heater even went on.

My lovely seven-year-old thought it would be fun to play a practical joke on his dad, hiding the work van’s keys. Not knowing this, hubby and I spent an hour searching the house, inside and out, while the little boy enjoyed his time in dreamland. It wasn’t until morning that the truth was revealed and the keys located. I suspect I shall have to keep my eye on this prankster – what will he be capable of in a few years???

Novel writing is back on track, with me happily rising at 5am once again to churn out a few hundred words every day. Having a great time working on my part of a collaborative novel at the moment. I love a new challenge.

Oh, and I now have a three-book contract for the Jacksons Creek series, of which Ellenvale Gold is published, Black Forest Gold is due out in October this year, and Hearts of Gold (tentative title) will be released in 2013. 🙂 Good news!

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Published in: on 24th March, 2012 at 9:59 am  Comments (4)  

4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Hello Amanda, I admire you getting up early to work on your novel.
    I am over early mornings. Working as an R.N. i had years of mixed up sleep with late nights, early mornings or up all night.You little boy surely enjoyed you and hubby running all over to find those keys..
    Children grow so quickly and are gone all too fast. Love Crystal xxx

    • Hi Crystal. Thanks for dropping by. I can understand you’d be over the messed up hours of hosptial shifts! Blessings 🙂

  2. Wonderful news about the three book contract! Congratulations – can’t wait to read more 😉

    • I know! Exciting isn’t it?!


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