Friday 22 May 2009

Thanks, Edits & Chasing Buses

Many thanks for all the votes you've so generously given Grumpy's Palace for our entry to Shed of the Year 2009. Having looked at the site, I can't imagine we have a hope of getting anywhere, as there are some fantastic creations included, and ours is just, well, it's just a shed, isn't it? All good fun though.

I've finished the edits (did you hear me cheer from where you are?) and before I start to faff about with it too much (again) I'm now printing it off and will be sending my coursework off for the Caerleon course I'm taking part in with Marina Oliver, and also the whole manuscript to the RNA's New Writers' Scheme. After I've done that, it's on with the subbing, sending out short stories, as I haven't done much at all this year, and then I can get on with my next project, can't wait.

Dropped S at the bus stop today. As we were a little early, she said, "Mum, can we wait at the Parish Hall for a bit." We did, and as two females do when they have a second to spare, we started chatting. "Mum," S shouted several minutes later, "Isn't that my bus?" It was, so off I was again, bus chasing for a few miles, until I managed to get to a road wide enough to overtake and, like Steve McQueen in Bullet, got to the next bus stop just in time to allow S to get out of my car and catch the bus to school.

If you want a bit of displacement activity, you can go here to vote online for the TV Quick & TV Choice Awards 2009.


Jenny Beattie said...

I think that's one of the lovliest things about having a daughter: the sitting and chatting, or even the shopping and chatting. Anyway it sounds as though you enjoy each others company which is lovely.

Jenny Beattie said...

Oh, perhaps it's loveliest.. but that surely doesn't look right either?

Carol said...

So that's what that noise was!! Congratulations and good luck hon, you must be thrilled :-)

JJ's's lovely that you and your daughter get on so well (even if you have to go bus chasing!!)

C x

Lucy Diamond said...

Hurrah! Congrats on finishing the edits - that is a GOOD feeling... one I'm looking forward to having again soon, I hope!
I have two daughters who like to chat - and a quiet son. I'll have to keep him on bus-watch while I chat with the girls, I think!

SuE said...

Well, you must be on the top of the world! you must be over the moon! you must be.. I think I overdid it... I've got lots to say, you see? lovely blog! bye

Anna Scott Graham said...

Steve McQueen has nothing on you!!!

big congrats on completing those never ending edits... :))) I heard that cheer, btw... hee hee...

Chris Stovell said...

' I haven't done much at all this year' come again?? Debs, you've worked really, really hard - well done!

claire p said...

Unfortunatly my mum dosen't talk to me, she talks at me. You're very lucky.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

jj - I'm not too sure now, I'll have to look it up, but I agree with what you said, however you spell it.

carol - my eyes are tired, but it's such a relief to be ahead of where I expected to be, for once.

S is lovely, we do have such fun together.

lucy d - I usually have my son in the car too, but yesterday was his last day of school, hence us missing the bus.

sue - I think you said it. I am over the moon, and thanks for dropping by.

anna - thanks, I'm not surprised you heard me.

chrish - lol, I meant in the short story department :)

claire p - I have to agree with you there. x

HelenMWalters said...

I love the bus story - that's so funny!

Melissa Amateis said...

Congrats on getting the edits done! MAJOR accomplishment!

Pat Posner said...

Congratulations on finishing the edits, Debs!

Tim and Ted have voted for Grumpy's Palace. Now, they want one!


DAB said...

Hmmm, methinks there is a short- story lurking in this "bus-chasing" malarkey :O TFx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations debs for finishing:) you have worked so hard I feel a bit guilty!!

Liane Spicer said...

Congrats on finishing those pesky edits, Debs!

Kaye Manro said...

I happen to think your shed is great! What a cool story with your daughter. And too, congrats on finishing the edits.

Karen said...

Well done on finishing your edits, that's great news :o)

Am I too late to vote for Grumpy's shed??

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

helen - it was funny at the time too, although the thought of another bus race wasn't too thrilling.

melissa - thanks, it's such a relief.

pat - thanks, I'm glad they're done (for now).

Thanks to Tim and Ted for their support and voting for Grumpy's Palace, much appreciated.

tf - me thinks you're right. I shall write one today.

motherx - thanks. You shouldn't feel guilty though, you have far more to fit in to your day than I do.

liane - thanks, I was glad to see the back of the envelopes.

kaye - thanks, I'm glad they're done (for now). S is lovely, and scarily getting more and more like me.

karen - thanks m'dear.

Many thanks for the vote. Looking at the competition we need as many as possible.

Amanda said...

Congrat on finishing the edits, Debs x

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

amanda - thanks, it was a relief to get to the end. No doubt I will have more to do, but at least I have a bit of a breather from it, to get on with some short stories.