Tuesday, January 13, 2009

You Know You Live in Wisconsin When...

It's zero degrees outside and fifteen below with windchill, and you shrug your shoulders and say "Eh, it's not so bad."

HELLO!!! IT'S COLD!!! FIFTEEN BELOW IS

FREAKING COLD!!!

Okay, had to get that out of my system. Anyway, I drove the kids to school this morning, because I didn't want them standing out in the bitter cold wind at the bus stop. Thing Two has a cold, and the other Things are probably GETTING a cold, so I am taking precautions.

Hubby started texting me at 5am this morning, and finally I had to remind him that he's on New York time, and I was still trying to sleep. I think he was a little mortified, once he realized. ;-)

Today I'm staying indoors. Not going anywhere. Well, technically I can't anyway--I have to wait for the garage door people to come and replace the two bottom panels on my big garage door (since I sort of backed into it while it was down) and I don't know when they're "scheduled" to come. I really detest large windows of time like that. You feel...stuck in your own home.

But I'm not complaining too much, because I'm really getting into the edits of my NaNo story. I'm starting to have fun with it. Once I hit my 50K words, I stopped, and frankly, there is a HUGE scene that I haven't written yet, and I'm looking forward to doing that. As I edit, I am getting reaquainted with my characters and the world I've created. Although I need to keep a running list of all the words I make up, so I don't use the wrong words later down the line. I also have to Google them, to make sure someone ELSE hasn't made up the words. ;-)

We're supposed to get more snow. I snowblowed the driveway this morning and about froze my #*&*&!! off--the wind bit right through my thick clothes and super-cold-resistant-technology gloves and underclothes.

Yep. I live in Wisconsin.

3 comments:

Devon Ellington said...

Our news said you guys had blizzard warnings -- definitely stay inside as much as possible and write.

It's icy here, and supposed to go down into the single digits the rest of this week -- coldest being Friday, when I have to be out and about in the city. Urgh.

Devon Ellington said...

PS Love the template!

Michelle Miles said...

Oo! I love the new template!

Okay - it's going to be 51 here today and sunny. Ahh... Texas. ;)

I'm getting into my story again, too. I really love my characters a lot so it's nice to visit with them again.