Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thirsty Thursday

the old stand by at the bars in Ames (and probably everywhere else) was Thirsty Thursday. The weekend is so close from here you can almost taste it. Regrettably, weekends don't mean as much to me as they used to. Granted I don't have to go to class anymore, but I also don't go to work anymore (The luxury of being a stay at home dad). This means Thursday is just another day and I hope to accomplish 2 things. 1. get another 25 pages of edits into the computer. 2. finish reading the non-fiction book I started 3 days ago. Everything else I want to do today is gravy.

I know I said earlier that my edits would take 2 or 3 days to input. They are going much slower than that. So far I have worked for 2 days on it (not a lot of time each day but as much as my life allows) and I am only half through the process. I almost dread the process I have in front of me with my MG book. It is only slightly longer and I am unsure how much work I have to do with it. It is a 3rd re-write of it so I am hoping it goes smoother.

In the meantime, I am enjoying the unseasonably cool weather we seem to be having right now. It isn't even cloudy, just cool. Mos of the day I can open the windows up and let the fresh air flow through the house. I also took the boy out yesterday to check the raspberries (and look for fuzzy woodland creatures) and can report that most of them are not yet ripe. But soon. . .

Hope everyone has a good day and if, for some reason, I don't post tomorrow and you live in the states, Happy Independence Day (that is the 4th of July)!

8 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Boy...I love the 4th. I plan to do my best to blow something up this weekend.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Aaron- Iowa has outlawed everything but sparklers and smoke bombs. If I want anything good I have to bring it in from Missouri, under the cover of darkness and that would just be wrong. ;)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Parts of the States not along the detonation of explosives...what's the world coming too (oops, now I'll probably have the combined efforts of the CIA and CSIS watching my every move...and yours). Hope you can take the day off and enjoy the 4th, Jamie.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I hear you on the edits. Have a Happy July 4th. I want to party with you all.

katey said...

Yay for celebrating the independence of our nation by blowing up a small part of it! Weee!

Also, mmm raspberries. I so need a garden. Guess I need a yard first, though. Food for thought, that.

Natalie L. Sin said...

All the fireworks stores here came as a shock. I'm used to CT, where I spent my childhood happy with the occasional sparkler!

Danielle Ferries said...

Have a great 4th July, wish I was over there, it sounds like you guys have a great time.

BT said...

Glad to hear to hear the edits are still moving along.

Happy 4th - when it gets there.