If we were having coffee, you would notice that I’m here a lot earlier than usual. Anderson spent the night last night. He’s been asking for a “sleep over at Nana’s” all week but he can’t spend the night on school nights so he had to wait until last night. It’s fun to have him here overnight. I get to read him a bedtime story…or two or three…more if he gets his way! He gets up early now that he’s in school…by 7 usually. So I got up just before 7 so I would be up when he got up but it’s almost 9 now and he’s still asleep. I just turned the heater on so he might wake up soon. I’m hoping he’ll get up early enough to go to breakfast before he has to go home. He has to go home when his mom gets up because he has to go back to work at 1:30 this afternoon and wants to see him before she goesI
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve had a good week. I didn’t get to see the boys as much as I normally do but that led to my having more time to read and prepare for NaNoWriMo which begins next week. I got a fabulous bargain on a new jacket (paid $39 for a regular price $120 jacket) at the Columbia Sportswear employee store (I’m not an employee but my daughter’s work is partnered up with them so we get to go, too). Last night I took the boys driving around to look at Halloween decorations. There are some neighborhoods nearby where the homeowners do a super job decorating and lighting up their houses. I take them every year. They love it.
I got to read an incredibly good book this week. It’s called Taking Flight and was written by Adrian Magnson. It’s about a 13 year old boy (Jeremy) who is sent off to spend a month with his mother in New York City. They don’t get along and he doesn’t want to go but the father is a doctor and is spending the month in Africa with Doctors Without Borders. On the plane from Seattle to NYC, he meets Harry who is 75 and has Alzheimer’s. Harry is running away from his life because, in his lucid moments, he knows he doesn’t have much time before he forgets everything and has his “wings clipped”. They hit if off and when Jeremy has an argument with his bipolar mother (Rose), she leaves him at baggage claim. Jeremy and Harry end up in a rented car traveling northeast to do some birding. The insights readers get into the life of someone with Alzheimer’s and their family are priceless. Then there are the insights into Jeremy’s world, being handed from his too busy father to his mentally ill mother.. Along the way we meet some very interesting characters and have surprising adventures. It is funny, sad, inspiring, all in one. I highly recommend it.
I’ve made new blogging friends this week! That’s always a bonus. I’ve collected ideas for my NaNoWriMo project on the back of outdated business cards (old phone number and contact info) that I’ve been saving for a project! I have about fifty of them so far and an box with about another hundred waiting for more ideas!
I’ve also been ruminating over my upcoming guest post for Diana at Part Time Monster. It isn’t written yet. That will happen in a day or so. I have a few days to go as it is not scheduled until Thursday. It’s about día de los muertos. I’ve also been connecting with new to me NaNoWriMo participants and scheduling writing sessions with them. This is the final week of my copyediting class. I have only one more writing assignment to complete by tomorrow. Then I need to practice, practice, practice! Last night I also spend non stop hours following the info on the path of destruction hurricane Patricia has left behind her. I have friends traveling in Guadalajara. Lots of rain and flooding there.
That’s all. I think. I usually wrap up my coffee share post and publish it then remember more I wanted to share! Oh well, c’est la vie!
Now it’s your turn! Tell me about your week, last and coming up! Movies? Are you watching any horror movies to get in the Halloween mood? I am. So far, Carrie, The Omen, The Ouija Experiment, Burnt Offerings, and Poltergeist.
Until the next coffeeshare…be well.