Wednesday 28 November 2007

Editing, PE kits & being blonde

Usually when I write, I edit as I go along and therefore take months to do a first draft. As I'm attempting to finish this manuscript by Christmas - scarily soon - I don't have the time to do that and feel like I'm flying by the seat of my pants. Onwards & upwards though. I have to keep going and I must admit that I'm thoroughly enjoying myself.

Dd announced - on the way to school - that she needs her PE kit for tomorrow. Not a problem you may think but after work I had the hairdressers to go to - yes, I'm blonde once again - and then by the time the washing machine has done its cycle and then the dryer, I would then have to take it in the car to her father's house (where she stays on a Wednesday night). So, for once, I said an emphatic, "No, I'm not doing it." The kit is in the washing machine as I type but I shall refrain from delivering it to her as I normally would. Maybe next time she'll be more organized...then again, maybe not.

Must dash, shed beckons.


Lane Mathias said...

Writing without editing is a bit hard but time is short now:-)

Well done on standing your ground re.PE kit. Oooh we have to be cruel sometimes:-)

Annieye said...

Aaagh. The dreaded PE kit. I remember it well. It's also a very good excuse not to do PE - I used it myself when I was a teenager. "My mum forgot to wash my PE kit."

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Lane - I didn't give in! I usually do. Good for me!

Annieye - I hated PE at school so used this excuse, however, my daughter loves sports and wasn't so thrilled. Strange child!