Tuesday Talking

Ah, so what’s new? Nothing much. :-)

The play: Things are coming along well. We have gotten some sponsors and I am totally feeling confident that I will not have to put any of my money forward to pay the bills. In fact we are going to have extra which means the kids can get t-shirts, we can order pizza, those little things. So I’m feeling better but there are still all the running around things that take time and effort.

Writing: Ugh. I have about three things on the go, something I never used to do. But I have one that needs to be finished by the end of Dec. if I’m going to submit it as intended. It’s dragons, it’s ancient China. I’m about 75% done, just have to finish. I also have a bunch of ideas kicking around in my head. LOL None of them coming out on paper.

Reading: Wow. I am so off in my reading. I am not going to make my GR reading goal, but I’m okay with that. I’m not going to read 55 books in the next 30 days. :-) I have been keeping up with my shorts (mostly) for Brief Encounters, but longer books I just haven’t been feeling the motivation. I spent way too much money at ARe yesterday on the rebate sale, but I simply have not bought a book in months which is highly unusual for me.

So I’ve read but not reviewed here:

Chameleon Wolf and Mating Game by Stormy Glenn & Joyee Flynn. It’s a new series which if you read my GR reviews you’ll see I’m unlikely to continue. Continuity in a big way. I should have stopped at book 1.

Lord and Master  by Jules Jones. I didn’t review this at GR. It was okay, very British and I think they had a serious tea addiction.

Blind Blondie by Scarlet Blackwell. I didn’t review this one either. It was again okay. I found the style a little lyrical maybe (?) for me and lots of introspection on the one character’s part which I don’t really care for. I liked the blind guy though.

Work: Things always come in fits and starts here. I may suddenly be heading to Quebec City for a day of meetings on Dec. 12. This is one day before the dress rehearsal for the play. I should in theory be in Toronto on Dec. 14 as well, but there is no way with the play opening that night. My supervisor will likely do Toronto if I think I can do Quebec City. We were really hoping these meetings would happen in January, but you strike while the iron is hot. Just crappy timing.

So that is my life. We got snow yesterday. Ugh. I am not ready for snow and I can’t park in my garage until after the play so that means clearing the snow off the car. Boo. But it’s supposed to be warm on Sunday so maybe it will all met. We can hope. :-) I’m so not ready for winter.

Hope everyone has a productive and stress-free week.

10 thoughts on “Tuesday Talking

  1. ingrid2009 says:

    You sound super busy Tam! I am off to Germany this Thursday for a Christmas warm up at the markets. Meet with old friends and have some fun while drinking gluhwein.

    • Tam says:

      That sounds fun. I never did get to a German Christmas market when I lived in Europe. The one in Prague was cute, but tiny. Enjoy.

  2. eyrereads says:

    I hate snow.

    I know the play will be wonderful. You and Kristen have definitely put a lot into it.

    I spent way to much money at ARe yesterday, too. However, I always excuse it by saying it was the responsible thing to do. We would have bought those books eventually, so we might as well get the rebate. I hope your reading slump ends soon, hon.

    • Tam says:

      You’re right. It would be irresponsible of us not to shop when there is a rebate. :-) I think my reading slump will remain until this whole mess is over. Then I’ll probably crash for a week, then it’s Christmas and I hope to have nearly a week off, so that will be nice. No plans, just veg. Looking forward to it.

  3. Chris says:

    Yay for the sponsors!! :)

    LOL, I can JUST imagine on the Stormy Glenn/Joyee Flynn title – put the two of them together and get – twice as many problems. ;)

    • Tam says:

      Everyone has been really terrific once we got ourselves going. Now we just need to sell tickets. Not so much for money, but simply to have more people in the house. Looks pretty sad if it’s only 1/4 full. :-)

      Yeah, book 1 was okay (and what I expected) up to about 75% then it got crazy. Book 2 started with the crazy right off the bat pretty much and it only continued unabated. LOL

  4. Elin Gregory says:

    Putting plays on – chaos magically turns into something sublime and nobody knows how it happens. Except we do know – people like you have been working like pit ponies behind the scenes to make sure everything goes smoothly. I hope it’s BRILLIANT and the kids have a fabulous time.

    very British and I think they had a serious tea addiction.
    Sounds like my kind of story :) thanks for the rec.

    • Tam says:

      Yeah, it will all work out in the end, most things do but sheesh, so much work to get there. :-)

      Yeah, they drank a lot of tea. LOL

  5. K. Z. Snow says:

    So . . . will the theater troupe be putting on more plays? (I can see you getting the shakes just thinking about it! :))

    My reading’s been all over the place — from a study of hoarding to a gay lit novel to a collection of dark fiction to a paranormal (m/f) by Melissa Marr. Then I got distracted by edits, and then by a 9-episode documentary I’ve been wanting to re-watch since it first aired.

    Lack of focus much?

  6. Tam says:

    So . . . will the theater troupe be putting on more plays?

    Noooooooo. This is a one time thing. Once all the bills are paid, the bank account is closed, the troupe is officially disbanded. 80% of them are in Grade 12 so they’ll be heading off to university next year and now that our high school teachers have reached a tentative agreement, they are back on full duties, so any future school productions will take place in the school under the guidance of the drama teacher. Thank god. There is usually a musical in the spring, but I’m not sure about this year. My kid will likely not be involved. She’s getting close to the burn-out stage and will have other things to focus on second term.

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