Monday, April 22, 2013

Baseball, Websites and Writing

I spent Saturday night at the Dragons game freezing. Okay, maybe it wasn’t snowflake weather, but still, 36 degrees is close enough. Do I like to exaggerate? You betcha! At least the Dragons won, so it made sitting out there a little more bearable.

And even though I was shivering, I had some fun with my honey. In what he claims was a rush to get ready (I did NOT rush him!), he wore his summer slip-on shoes instead of the warmer athletic ones. He realized this after we parked that his feet would probably get cold. Then later, he had given his friend’s daughter his gloves and mentioned about getting some hot chocolate. I told him that sounded good. He tried to get me to go get it. I said I could wait until he got cold enough to go. He said I’d get cold before him. I leaned over and whispered, “Well, I didn’t give my gloves away or wear the wrong shoes.” Got a good laugh out of that. Turns out, neither one of us got up and got hot chocolate. I wasn’t about to leave the blanket!

One of the things that killed me was watching these young girls in front of us eating ice cream. Really? I guess they didn’t have to worry about it melting. But still… Brrrr!

I spent Sunday helping my husband update my website, and by helping, I mean telling him whether or not I liked what he was doing and then actually making decisions - THAT is not easy, at least not for MY brain. I can’t tell you what color goes best, I’m not a decorator/designer/whatever.

There will be changes, though. Hopefully GOOD ones. I’ll let you know when it’s live. Then maybe you can be kind and visit, and then let me know your opinion. There sure is a lot involved with websites, though. Yikes! Glad I’m not in that business. It would drive me nuts.

Writing stats from last week: I kept 2286 words in Book 6 (I probably wrote more than that, but I also deleted a lot), while I added 903 words to Book 5. Not too shabby. If not for the editing/revision, I would have probably written more of Book 6, but Book 5 comes first. One chapter a day (M-F), that’s my goal, and so far I’ve been doing pretty decent. Only 7 more chapters to go and then it’s on to my next editing project: Book 1.

So, how was your weekend? Do anything fun? Was it warm? You can tell me. I won’t hate you TOO much! J





Maria Zannini said...

You are a true fan. A sane person would've stayed home. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Well, I never said I was SANE! Ha ha! :)

Anne Gallagher said...

I watched a little of the Red Sox on tv this weekend and I was cold just looking at them.

Kudo's to you for being diligent in your writing. I can't seem to catch a break. Real life keeps intruding.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Anne - I believe a Chicago game had been postponed due to snow this weekend, too. Crazy weather. Hope you have a happy birthday today!!

Jen B said...

It was really cold this weekend and it snowed! But I can't complain as it is beautiful out today and I've decided the nice weather is here for good! I am not going to think about winter again for 4 or 5 months! :)

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I sewed. :) And saw Mary Poppins the musical yesterday (awesome!). One of my coworkers was camping with her Girl Scout troop all weekend - no thanks!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jen B - It's a gorgeous day today here, too and I took advantage of it, too. Hope it lasts!

Jennette - You did a wonderful job on that dress, too. I used to sew a lot, but lost patience with it.

Sandra Cox said...

Updating your website...your hubbie is handy to have around.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Sandra - Yes he is, but I can't tell him that. His head is big enough! :)

Michael Seese said...

My wife and I had a date. We went to see Paris Combo ( at the Cleveland Museum Of Art.

Great show.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Michael - Interesting video. Thanks for sharing.

The Happy Whisk said...

When you delete a bunch of stuff do you ever save it in another folder? Or do you just chop and trash?

I had this one giant part of a kid's book that I deleted, but had to save it somewhere else, because it's useable, just didn't fit that book.

The rest I chop and trash.

Snowed here over the weekend and I worked each day. But I have this Saturday off and I can't wait.

Cheers and boogie boogie.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - Each day I open the previous day's file and rename it to the current day. Any deleting I make doesn't affect what I had already written (I could just go back to that day). I do this with new and editing projects.

Now, if I made major changes within the same day (which is rare for me, because the changes don't usually manifest themselves until I've slept on what I've written), then I would create a new file with a -1 or -a or some other indication. That way I don't lose the deleted stuff, just in case...

So far I haven't had to go back, though. :)

Hope the weather has warmed up for you. It's been pretty nice here (yet we are due for some MORE rain).

The Happy Whisk said...

That's what I do with photos when I change them, sort of.

Snowed this evening and stopped. But boy, for a little bit it was really coming down.

Cold here now. Glad your day was nice. I'm looking forward to those.