Monday, October 02, 2006

A dog, a turtle, and a 48 page chapter...

GREAT weekend, here in Trishland.

Hubby was up in the mountains hiking, building fires, and jumping into a chilly Canadian lake.

I was home in bed, snuggled under the comforter with my laptop and my ipod, watching my dog move from place to place so she could lie in the sun with her tummy in the air. Fall is officially underway in the Commonwealth.

I got TONS of writing done - I now have one chapter weighing in at 48 pages, so I'd say that EDITING is high on this week's agenda. But you know what it means when you desperately need to edit?It means that you wrote something!!! I'm all about the silver lining this morning.

In "Gee Trish, you could try and be a better person" news, I skipped church yesterday, trying to extend my time in bed to a full 36 hours. At 11am I got a call from my friend Starbucks Girl, asking, "Are you here and I just don't see you?" I'd forgotten that she and I were supposed to meet to exchange books. Whoops. She came over after the service and I asked her what the sermon was about. She looked at me, trying to keep a straight face and said, "The importance of maintaining friendships."


She forgave me though, probably because we both believe passionately that either Michael or Laura should win this season on Project Runway. When you have that kind of synergy, there's room for the occasional screw up.

And finally, apropos of nothing: I found this bizarre idea for a wedding cake on Galleycat. (And to think, I was happy with three tiers of basic yellow and some squiggles that matched my dress...)


stephanie said...

I think it should be Michael. :)

Trish Ryan said...

I know - is his stuff great, or what? But if I needed a little black dress, I'd want Laura draping fabric over me :)

Trish said...

I am all about snuggling under comforters in chilly weather. iPod and laptop? Even better.

Sounds to me like time well spent.

Stacy said...

Congrats on the productive writing.

That cake is hilarious in a sad sort of way. If I hadn't read the first chapter of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" before throwing the book aside, I'd be so confused by the Discworld cake.

Swishy said...

A 48-page chapter?!? WOW!!

I adore Michael. I'm scared Jeffrey will win, but I'm rooting for Michael.