Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Down To Work - Honestly


NaNoMo began on Sunday. I'm already way behind but with good reason, well at least I think so. The first isn't so good though. I had a devilish hangover from Halloween which definitely slowed day one down. However the other reasons are sound - my chicks were leaving after half term break. It was good holiday but filled with more illness than I have seen in a while. DS1 came home with a the chest infection from hell and it took the better part of two weeks to clear it. DS2 came home with a cold. DD came home with a cold and nasty cough that took ages to clear. Then I picked up a stomach virus (no not the hangover) which then passed to DD and finally on DS2......... Sunday was a lost day really with hangovers and packing and so on....Monday was more packing and airport runs.........


So I am a bit behind but the house is in silence except for the warring cats. My chicks have fled and DH is on his way to Cape Town. There are no excuses not to crank up the volume of those words....except the drinks party I'm hosting for the admissions deans and alums of Mt Holyoke, Smith, Bryn Mawr, Wellesley and Barnard on Friday night on my own without the capable hands of my able DH to help!


To date I am at 2,314 when I should be at about 3500 for two days of writing....so I am off for now. Thank you for all your words of support in the previous posts. I will try and comment during writing breaks today :-)

10 comments:

T. Anne said...

Love the picture! Sounds like a busy busy weekend. I'm glad your feeling better.

Jan Jones said...

Splendid costume, Liz!

Hope all your chicks have benefited from your TLC (and warm weather!) and make it through the rest of term.

JJ Beattie said...

Oh you look gorgeous Liz.

Sorry to hear about all the illness, but I'll bet you make up the writing... Fingers are crossed for you.

Flowerpot said...

Great costume Liz - and best of luck with the word count.

Debs said...

Well done with the word count.

I love that costume; it looks like you had great fun.

Sorry to hear the family were all unwell, but glad they're better now.

Now, get writing :)

liz fenwick said...

Thanks all - it was great fun.

Woird count is good - now on track :-)

Chicks all back at school and reasonably healthy!
lx

Graeme K Talboys said...

I shall imagine you writing like that now.

Leigh Russell said...

When is a better time for a devilish hangover than Hallowe'en? Love the costume. I'm sure the chicks recovered well under your loving care.
Good luck with the writing.

Karen said...

Blimey I don't know how you fit it all in! Great photo :o)

Liane Spicer said...

You make a lovely she-devil, Liz. I need a muse who looks like that. With a sharp, pointy fork for prodding me along.