Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Storms, bells, & more deadlines

Last night the barometer dipped down below 1000, which is pretty low, and the wind sounded like a freight train all night and until this morning. In the north of France, and on the coast, there was a lot of damage but we just got the edges of the storm and only the leaves fell.
(The bells are still ringing. The repair man has not come. The mayor said - helpfully - "Well, you can always sleep with earplugs!")
I replied in a Very strong Texan accent - "How Nice."
Of course, nobody in the mayor's office got that, but Andrea - if you're reading this blog, I hope you swallowed your coffee first.

More about deadlines. I have this annoying habit of saying 'yes' to everything. I now have 4 English students (children) and 1 adult. I swore I'd never teach adults again - they just don't listen. I think after 13 the brain disconnects from the ears and I REALLY admire high school teachers. ANYHOW. I said yes, and now I have another chunk of time gone. Time for preparing the lesson and time giving the lesson that I should be spending writing...LIke time on the blog - lol. And I do have a deadline. SO - NanoWrime to the rescue!!! I will write every spare minute during November and get 50k done. YES.

I went to gym this morning and it was cold in the gym and my back is stiff. I think it's because it was cold while I was working out. I'm off to yoga tonight to try and stretch my back out. Yoga is the BEST for a sore back.

9 comments:

Bonita said...

'Tis cool in La, now (for a change - LOL), so it has been really pleasant this week (although we had 2 storms last week). I hope you are able to get all of your writing completed. Good luck with all your endeavors.
Hugs.

Sam said...

Thanks Bonita!!
I'll try to get my work done. (& maybe spend a little time blogging too?) LOL

Cheyenne McCray said...

I wish we'd get some storms. We need the rain here in AZ!

FeyRhi said...

Here in Ontario we had a beautiful sunny day. The first in about 3 weeks! It's been cold, windy, damp and overcast here too. Blech! A complete creativity sucker. At least that is my excuse. *G*
What name do you Nanowrimo under Sam? This year is my second go at that insanity. I remember hiding in the warehouse at work last year with a pen and paper madly scribbling down words or ideas in order to make it to end. Good luck!

Sam said...

Hi Chey - sending rain over right now!!!

Feyhri (love that name) I write under my own name (Jennifer Macaire) for Nano.

FeyRhi said...

I found you and made you an official buddy. There's no hiding now *G* I write under FeyRhi.

Sam said...

LOL - thanks Feyrhi!

Kate R said...

Almost a week later we have WEATHER! too. Must have caught it from you. A whole lot of wind and rain but not much at the same time. We have winds going about 50 mph now and then. There goes the lawn furniture I didn't put away yet.

Andrea said...

''how nice'' good thing I did...below 1000, thats what it is....girl check your messages....