Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Overheard on the way...

So carpool the other morning went something like this:

Gunder's friend: If I had a magic wand, I'd wave it and make all the girls bald.
Gunder: Have you ever seen a bald girl?
Friend: No
Gunder: Dude, it sucks. It's really horrible. You don't want to make all the girls bald.

And in other news, Nina is getting married to a very sweet guy who has an awesome family. Thanks to her future mother-in-law, I am not going completely insane trying to nail down details for this shindig. She's amazing and I bow down to her expertise and her inventory, as she was a wedding planner in a former life. I must have done something right, somewhere.

Anna is nearing the end of her junior year and wishing she could be done already. Can't say I blame her- she's one of a gajillion kids who hate school. Her pottery skills are amazing, though- I'm not going to let her drop out because I want her to make me some more stuff. Well, and plus there's always that whole you-can-get-a-better-job-with-a-diploma thing. Not to mention college.

It's snowing right now, in a way I would very much have enjoyed on Christmas Eve. Given the fact that I woke up this morning with a migraine, however, and am so overjoyed that it's gone now, I don't care if it snows until May.

My third book in the Isabelle Webb series is nearly done and I have a fun new project on the horizon that I CAN'T WAIT to sink into. Writing is a love/hate thing for me. I'm always amazed at how hard it is to make myself sit down and do it, only to feel euphoric when I finish a really good writing session. Accounting would be a wiser profession, I think. 2 plus 2 always equals 4. Plot plus characters does not always a good story make.



Jewels said...

I think your migraine left you for me. Thanks very much. I read an article about carpe diem and motherhood and she used the example that writers really don't enjoy every moment of writing, but they enjoy that they have written. You are a fabulous writer and I am glad you have written. You are also a fabulous mother and I am glad you have mothered.

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

Jewels, that made my day. Thanks. And I'm also glad you're mothering. And book clubbing. I'm such an idiot. Even after talking to Peg about it yesterday, I spaced it. Did you go??

Youngbergs said...

Wow, big changes. I don't envy the wedding planning (even though that is very exciting). I think mine is still too fresh in my mind. :) I am looking forward to your book!

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

Thanks, Sarah! And your turn with the weddings will be here before you know it! :-D