Sunday, March 01, 2009

New Plan

So My new plan is to try and blog once a week, in hopes of luring blog readers back. Will that do it? I don't' know. But with work and my commute and Romy, that's all I can commit to.

Speaking of Romy, we are now having the big debate over what color her hair is (not to mention the constant debate that everyone must know WHO DOES SHE LOOK LIKE). I am feeding her as I type this (such a multitasker), and it is looking redder than it has. My mom and sister both believe she has red hair, but Matt and I were thinking she really just had more of a red scalp and her hair was reflecting that. But I don't know. It could be red. Matt's brother has red hair. I would love it if she had red hair, although that would prevent her from ever being a true Mini Me. The debate continues!

In other news, I am starting to brainstorm my next novel. I am also trying to brainstorm when I will ever be able to WRITE my next novel, but that's another story. I think this one may be based on a true story that happened in my life (actually, just a little after Get Well Soon took place), where I sort of watched a friend do something totally crazy. That's all I'm going to say for now. Next week is ISATS testing at work (Illinois Standard Assessment Test, I believe), and every year while I proctor the tests, I start writing a new novel. It gives me a couple of quality writing hours for four days, which is enough for me to get in two or three chapters. And then I usually take what I wrote, sit on it for a while, and then start up again and write the rest of the book over the summer. I also plan on exercising every day this summer. Am I totally delusional?

Did I tell you already how Romy is allergic to dairy in my breast milk, and so I am not eating dairy? The hardest part for me was the loss of cheese. I tried a vegan pizza the other night, but the fake cheese was nasty. Better just to do it without the cheese. I have also been indulging in vegan carrot cake. Not bad. But I can't wait until I can attempt to eat cheese again. And real frosting! I better stop writing about this. It's making me hungry.


Skybird said...

i can't wait to read the first chapters of youre new book that way i can say i was there taking the ISATS!!

If Romy has red hair, then she still could look like you- i mean, her face may be similer!!

Do you think that having a total mini me would be creepy- like looking into youre own face everyday! brrrrr

Julie H said...

I may need your input on the new book (see my newest post).

It would be totally cute if Romy had red hair and a face like mine. Oh, she'll be cute no matter what! And yes, it is creepy to have a complete mini me. But also hilarious.