Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Spinning

Life is on full spin at the moment. On Friday night we heard to we are to be moved to Houston, but of course nothing is in writing. So once woken at 2:30 am I couldn't find sleep again for by four I was on the computer researching schools and houses. Trying to find schools that have vacancies that you want your child to go to at this stage is beyond difficult. One likes to make a decision able education with care and thought not just shove her into any old school that will have her. However I have found myself in this position more times than I would like to count. This is one of the reasons why the boys board. However my little chick is far too young to flee the nest and by 10 am on Saturday morning I was standing in the kitchen in floods of tears. I felt I just couldn't do it. We were do at ds2's sports day and I felt I couldn't leave him. Melt down had hit. DD didn't know what to do with mum sobbing in the kitchen over the picnic lunch. DH had enough sense to stay clear and pack the car. Finally I stemmed the flow and we set off for sports day which was lovely.

However in the middle of this ds1 announces he is on the early train back from school and will hit London as we are returning. Lovely? No, as dd has rehearsal for her First Communion on Sunday and DH has appointment. Advise him to take black taxi as he is still unsure of taking the tube on his own..........

Finally my parents arrive and we must return Dad's hire car. Arrive to at 2:30 Hertz to discover they closed at 1:00.

Sunday brings sunshine and the big day but DH and Dad need to return rental car to Victoria before the day can truly get underway. It was a lovely service and DD was thrilled. We had a fabulous lunch back at the house with friends. Exhausted.

Monday return boys to school. Send parents back to Cornwall. Want to collapse but the search for school begins. So far three strike outs..........

Absolutely no writing. In fact I thinks I may have to give up my plan to submit August Rock for the Daily Mail Novel of the Year :-(

18 comments:

Biddy said...

(((Hugs))) I don't know how you are doing it. Good luck and let me know if you have time for a small snifter of wine before you go.

liz fenwick said...

Thanks Biddy. You have reminded me I haven't sent the farewell invites.......

leatherdykeuk said...

Submit your draft. What have you got to lose?

I'm debating submitting 'Nephilim's Child' even though I have a publishing contract. The rules state that you can't have a novel out with an ISBN - 'An Ungodly Child' won't be published for six months yet.

liz fenwick said...

I think you may be right. I have nothing to lose!

i am so excited that your book will be out in six months!!!!

Kate said...

Absolutely right - you should submit it, competitions are absolutely the way forward...

Sympathies for the general topsyturviness of your life at the moment, Liz. Things will get better, in the meantime, treat yourself to whatever you need!

liz fenwick said...

Thanks for the support Kate :-)

Lucy Diamond said...

Oh Liz!! I totally empathise, I am due to find out this week whether or not my kids can be squeezed into the local school when we move, and I am biting my nails down to the quick over it. It is definitely the worst thing about the whole upheaval for me and have had similar sleepless nights and crying outbursts. It's awful. Hope you get something sorted out soon.

In the meantime, I agree, you must submit your ms!

liz fenwick said...

Oh, Lucy, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Thanks for the encouragement. I have worked on the rewrite all afternnon inbetween phone calls to Houston and feel much better!

B.E. Sanderson said...

I don't know if it's an option for you but from what I understand, Texas is very homeschool friendly. =o)

:hugs: Everything will work out, Liz. :hugs:

Jan said...

How wonderful, all that's happening!
This is one of the best times, full of opportunity, lots going on, so have a lovely time Liz and really enjoy everything!

Helen said...

Lots of luck with it all Liz.

Nell Dixon said...

Sending you a big hug!

ChrisH said...

Oh Liz, what a lot you have on your plate at the moment... er I suppose one way of looking at is as grist to the writing mill. Good luck.

liz fenwick said...

Thanks for all the suppport. It really helps :-)

Jen said...

Crumbs, talk about full-on! You can do it Liz... you're unstoppable :)

Sending hugs and positive vibes

X

cs harris said...

I admire you for still trying to write through all this! I've done nothing in a week. If you all decide to drive over to see New Orleans while you're in Houston, you must look me up!

Caroline said...

Oh gosh!
You sound so upset.
Huge hugs.
x

liz fenwick said...

The good vibes and hugs have helped. I feel better about it all.

C.S. one of my best friends from university lives in N.O. so I will definately be heading that way and would love to look you up :-)