Friday, September 16, 2011

Random Thoughts From This Week

1. Pink eye sucks. Like totally sucks. My 18 month old woke up this morning with it. Awesome, right? At least it's just in one eye though.

2. My sister and I were discussing our childhood the other day. We got on the subject of the library and I told her I remembered checking out The Dinosaur Dictionary every time we went to the library. Yes, I'm a girl. Yes, I was obsessed with dinosaurs. I remember that book was SO huge! And I got it every time. My mom would always ask, "Chan, why don't you get another book? Like a princess book or something like your sister?" And I'd always tell her no. I wanted to read about Triceratops. My favorite dinosaur.

 Or T-Rex. Because those were just plain awesome! 


(I still know a ton of dinosaur names and random facts. Yes, I'm a nerd. And proud of it!)

3. I'm at 42,000 words on my WIP INBETWEEN! WOOT! SO excited to get to edits on this one. I think it will end up being around 55-60,000 words. I'm ROCKIN' this first draft! :D

4. I tried that cinnamon roll cake I talked about last Friday. 
Uh ... totally awesome. Here is the recipe if you're interested. It's the best the first day you make it. :) Rolo cookies are on the menu this weekend.

5. My weekend is going to consist of bottling pears, peaches, stew tomatoes and salsa. I'm already dreading it, but it will be worth it!! :D

Anything fun planned this weekend? Anything random you want to share?

32 comments:

Patti said...

That cake receipe looks great. I'm done my peaches, but I still have salsa to do. I'm dreading all of the cutting.

Good luck with it.

S.P. Bowers said...

Sorry about the pink eye, that must be miserable.

Here in Georgia we did peaches a month ago. Wish I could grow a garden. There's too much wildlife around here.
Good luck on the bottling.

Angie Cothran said...

People who can are my heroes. If we ever have a zombie apocalypse I will be stuck eating black beans and oatmeal, while everyone I know eats peaches :) Good luck--it sounds sticky.

Abby said...

Oooh - that cinnamon cake looks delish! I am going to go find the recipe. Have fun canning. I've got that on my list for next week. It's going to be nice, but I love looking at all the pretty jars when I'm done!

Ruth Josse said...

Pink eye! Poor baby. Sounds like you have a busy day in the kitchen planned. We have soccer games tomorrow. Three kids playing means a long day!

Katy said...

Oh, that cinnamon roll cake... want, want, WANT! This weekend I'm going to a local mini-writer's seminar. Should be fun... I'm always excited to meet writers in my area. Hope your little one's feeling better soon, and have a great weekend!

1000th.monkey said...

Oooh! I was a tota dinosaur nerd when I was young, too! My grandparents kept giving me dinosaur encyclopedias when I was around 5 or 6 for birthdays/Christmas/etc.

...now my 4 year old nephew is totally obsessed, so he's inherited my collection ;)

Cynthia Lee said...

I remember lugging this big book of greek mythology around when I was a kid. I loved it so much. It had so many wonderful pictures in it and all sorts of gruesome stuff.

I wish I still had it.

elizabethreinhardt said...

I totally had a HUGE book of dinosaurs...it was bright blue and I read it so much the book separated from the spine! LOVED dinosaurs! And congrats on your stellar word count! May your weekend be filled with dinosaurs, cinnamon cake, sister time, and thousands of golden, perfect words!

Brooke R. Busse said...

I'm spending all weekend with my best friend. We're going to a football game even though it's sprinkling then we're having a cook out the next day. :D

Ed Pilolla said...

as a boy, i obsessed about dinosaurs too:)
that cinnamon roll cake looks amazing.

Jess said...

Haha I used to be soooo obsessed with Dinosaurs too! I was the only one in my first grade class who knew how to spell pterodactyl (no one else knew what it WAS even). Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Sarah Pearson said...

That cake looks awesome.
That is all I have to say :-)

Meredith said...

I definitely went through a dinosaur phase! Congrats on so much progress on your WiP! You are so rocking it. And WOW I want those cinnamon rolls! Everything about this post is amazing, basically. :)

Michelle Merrill said...

I'm sorry about the pink eye. The cake looks delicious though, and did you say rolo cookies? I want to come visit :)

Good for you for canning. I've never done it yet, but I plan to one day.

And I've been outlining a new book. That's about it. This weekend there's going to be a lot of...well, nothing really. I'll probably sleep and eat junk and play with the kids. And maybe I'll clean!

anonymeet said...

@ Jess - gotta love the pterodactyl. I once created a model of one using papier mache and styrofoam balls. Wonder if my mom still has that one stored in her garage!

Jennifer Groepl said...

Yummy cake! Pink eye does suck, especially on little ones because it's so hard to keep them from touching their eyes. Hope it disappears very soon. Have a great weekend.

Steph Sinkhorn said...

Oh no, Pink Eye is the worst :( Hope the little one feels better soon.

And dude, dinosaurs are awesome.

kirstenlopresti said...

Oh, that cake looks amazing! Congratulations on getting so much done on your WIP!

Chaleese said...

You were a total nerd..ha ha! ;) Just kidding- when you weren't looking I would steal your Dinosaur Dictionary and read it....

Tristi Pinkston said...

Triceratops is my favorite too.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Yay for dinosaur girl! And that cinnamon cakes looks delicious. My thighs got fatter just looking at the picture.

You may be doing the more fun thing this weekend. I'm working on my first query. Well, I will when I finish reading the Query Shark archives. O_o

LynNerd said...

I think it's so cool that you loved that dinosaur book when you were a kid.
Yes, pink eye sucks big time. I hope it clears up quick and no one else gets it. No fun.
That cinnamon cake looks scrumptious.
Tomorrow I'm going to visit my new grandson. He's 3 weeks old today! And there will be some other relatives there, too, so we'll have fun family time. Have a wonderful weekend.

Pamela King said...

Hopefully I will fit in some writing this weekend. Our main goal though is to catch insects for my daughter's collection. yippee...:P

Eve.E said...

hello chantele, how are you? Nice of you to swing by and introduce yourself....i promise my blog will get more interesting. I'm only just learning how to do it!!! oh that's ok i know how computers can be. GRRRRR!! LOL!! be nice to get to know you .xx

Sarah Pearson said...

Chantele,

I'm pleased to let you know that, of the, 384 entries in the first campaign challenge you are one of 12 finalists. This puts you in the top 3% and means you've won a prize.

Congratulations!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

@Sarah Pearson Are you kidding me right now? AWESOME!! :D :D :D Thanks for letting me know!!

David Bean said...

Ooh, those cinnamon rolls look great! I might just need that recipe :)

btw, I've given you two blog awards! stop on by to pick them up :)

http://rachelbeansblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/im-kinda-missing-recess.html

Laila Knight said...

Pink eye does suck. And dinasaurs just remind me of dragons. I used to pretend that they were. I'm just resting this weekend. :)

Jolene Perry said...

I'm starting a campaign to get an ARC of John Green's next book.
We'll see how it goes.
Yes.
I'm serious.
If it doesn't work - the internet will have seriously let me down ;D

Also - that cake looks AH-mazing

E.R. King said...

Oh, your poor baby! I hope your baby is feeling better now. Pink eye DOES suck!

Nicole said...

Ooh, I've loved dinos since I saw The Land Before Time (the original)!