Friday, November 18, 2011

Random Thoughts From This Week

1. Sexiest Man Alive. Do you agree? I love Bradley Cooper. I've loved him since Alias.

Uh ... what were we talking about? I got lost in those gorgeous eyes. (And yes, I love my husband very much. :)

2. I'm almost finished with INBETWEEN! WOOT! I finished revisions and now I'm editing, editing, editing. I'm excited to get this done and move on to my next project that looks oh so shiny. And pretty. My precious...

3. My 20 month old is starting to throw tantrums. She screams really high and loud, bends over and puts her head on the ground and usually ends up doing a somersault. It's pretty hilarious actually. Not the screaming, but when she rolls over and looks up at me like, "What the freak just happened?"

4. Sometimes publishing is hard. But I keep writing. Keep perfecting my craft. Someday, it will all pay off. Hopefully.

5. Thanksgiving is next week. Holy crap. November has gone by SO fast!

What are you guys doing for Thanksgiving? We're going to my parents house this year. And I'm still trying to decide if I want to face the crowds on Friday morning. Is anyone a black Friday crazy? I admit I usually go out every year. :)

Have a great weekend!

19 comments:

Ruth Josse said...

I can't do black Friday. Trying to make a decision with normal crowds gets me all panicky. :) And no, I can't believe November is coming to an end already!

J.R. Johansson said...

I'm going to visit my family for Thanksgiving, too. I've done Black Friday a couple of times, but I won't be venturing out this year. It's sheer awesome madness. If you end up going out, good luck!

Michelle Merrill said...

Yay for inbetween!

Gotta LOVE the tantrums. Even I have them. And yes, I think...what the freak just happened! My family wonders the same thing too when I freak out. Haha.

Definitely keep on perfecting your craft. You are an awesome writer and amaze me with how many stories you have in your head :)

Thanksgiving...well, it might just be me making a meal for my little family. Sometimes, that's all I really want. I only go out on Black Friday if there's something I really really want and is a good enough deal to face the crowds. My favorite is going in the small town where my in-laws live. There are too many people in Portland to fight with.

Have a great weekend!

i'm erin. said...

Chantele I was the biggest alias fan in the world...thus my spy book. I love bradley cooper...but still I'm a huge fan of Ryan Gossling.

And I'm blown away that next week is Thanksgiving!

Amanda Olivieri said...

Yay for #2! So exciting! I'm currently doing major revisions and oh boy, it's work. Can't wait till I'm almost done! And I seriously LOL'd at #3! Too funny!

Thanksgiving is next week!? Gah. I'm supposed to make rainbow cookies. It's a two day process. I should probably get ingredients...

E.R. King said...

My two-year-old is throwing tantrums, too. She screams a lot, like I used to. With two older brothers, I can't really blame her.
Happy Thanksgiving! And congrats on your revisions goals nearly being met! YAY!

Abby Fowers said...

You are too cute and funny. I am all about Black Friday. I don't know why. I hate to shop, but I love black friday. And you already know what I'm doing for thanksgiving. *sigh* CHAOS!

Mel Fowler said...

Haha, I have a 21 month old, and yeah he's crazy sometimes when he gets mad, but he just screams, runs to his room and slams the door. THen he can't get out and knocks 'ma ma, ma ma'

Black friday...I have gone out in past years, but this year there is nothing pressing for me to go out early to get. I just want socks so half off sock sale here I come!

Angela Cothran said...

I totally forgot he was in Alias! How could I have forgotten that? *hits head against the wall*

Tasha Seegmiller said...

If there is something I really want to get for my kids, I will hit Black Friday. So far, the things they want are actually better deals just online. At home. In my pajamas.

However, when I hit Black Friday, I'm a pro. DH and I have our cell phones - no carts, and divide and conquer the store.

It really is almost like espionage I think.

Raquel Byrnes said...

I was on the fence between Gosling and Cooper until I heard the latter speaking in fluent French. Sorry Ryan...its FRENCH.

I do Cyber-Monday and get all my shopping done with no shipping while in my jammies. Works for me.
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Thanksgiving already? What has NaNo done to my brain?

I always hit Black Friday. But I HATE doing it alone so that has discouraged me sometimes from going. I like making shopping into an event instead of a chore and boy, oh boy, is Black Friday an event!

Red Boot Pearl said...

Haha! Somersault tantrum, that is awesome. I wish my kids did gymnastic tantrums, we just get the regular kind.

JEFritz said...

November is disappearing in a flash. It sounds like you're doing good with your writing :) Good luck with Black Friday. It's a bit too crazy for me.

And Bradley Cooper is MINE>

Jenny S. Morris said...

I think blogger ate my comment. It all boils down to I'm not a huge BCooper fan. I can't believe Thanksgiving is here. And I won't go near Black Friday with a ten foot pole.

Happy Weekend!

Kelley Vitollo said...

RYAN GOSLING! LOL.

Cortney said...

I love the part about your 20 month old, because mine is doing the same thing (although he doesn't do somersaults, ha ha)! His new thing is telling us off once he's done screaming. "No Mama. No." Hooray for your project. And we'll be heading to my brother's house this year for Thanksgiving. I'm STOKED about the black Friday sales!!

Sarah Pearson said...

No black friday and no thanksgiving. Nothing until Christmas now :-(

Peggy Eddleman said...

Thanksgiving at my parents. I can't believe we are that far into November, either! I officially hate Black Friday, but it's my sister's second favorite holiday (yes, she considers it a holiday), so sometimes she manages to convince me to go.... And then I remember that I really do hate it.

And congrats on being close on INBETWEEN!