Sunday, February 22, 2015

All spidered out

You may have guessed by my lack of blogging that I've had a busy week.

Monday: Night shelter preparations as already explained.
Tuesday: Day out with two grandchildren. Splashing in the sea and trying (and failing) to make a fire in the woods.
Wednesday: Wandering around town trying to find a Spiderman costume.
'You're going to dress up as Spiderman for the party?' Husband asked.
'One of us is,' I said. 'The clue is in the name.'
He was relieved when I returned empty-handed. £37 was a bit much for one afternoon. Although I'm sure we could have found other uses for it.
Followed by GrandSon2's 3rd birthday with a tea party with Spiderman pinata and cake.
Well-made by Daughter
Thursday: women's bible study group where we looked at Martha (appropriately enough for me).
Friday:  Spent half the day writing a covering letter and, with synopsis brilliantly pr√©cised by Husband, sent off the first two chapters of Novel4 to an agent. My first submission and I'm trying hard not to be too pessimistic. Rest of day and evening spent thinking about and writing a talk about Zac's I am giving next Thursday.
Saturday: Watching the TED talk Husband sent me about how to give a talk and tearing up original talk and starting again. Also popped into library to collect the book I'd ordered, The 100-year-old man who climbed out of a window and disappeared.
Today, Sunday: Will be practising and 'perfecting' talk and getting some exercise walking dogs. Oh, yes, we have grandDog, Holly, staying with us for the weekend.
Tomorrow: Ditto today but with one dog less and circuit training added to mix.
Tuesday: Ditto plus making cake for Zac's.
Wednesday: Soup making ready for Tea Cosy Pete's after funeral wake at Zac's.
Thursday: Giving talk followed by women's bible study group at Zac's.
Friday: Collapse in little heap I suspect. Much as I almost did here.
P.S. It's not all at the wrong angle. That's just because Husband was spinning me around while holding the camera at the beginning.


Ole Phat Stu said...

We both thougly enjoyed "The 100-year-old man who climbed out of a window and disappeared.", both the book (better) and the video.

Enjoy, you will laugh yourself silly.

His other boo about the African girl is hilarious too :-)

Liz Hinds said...

Oh good. I shall look forward to starting it.

Nick said...

You mean, we don't get any pics of husband in his Spiderman costume? I'm bitterly disappointed....

Katney said...

A couple of years ago we were out to eat in celebration of a teen grandson's birthday. As we were nearly finished with our meal, a group was being escorted to a party area of the restaurant. Moms and little kids. I commented as about the fourth or fifth mom came by that all the moms were wearing Batman t-shirts.

About that time, along came Batman.

Robyn Lee said...

Well, you have been rather busy, Liz. I think you deserve to collapse in a heap...not after Husband has been making you dizzy, though, that's not fair! The Hundred Year Old Man, etc is a great book. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I did!

Liz Hinds said...

I know, it's a shame, isn't it, Nick?

Great! I am much less embarrassed about being foolish now I'm older, Katney!

I'm looking forward to it after I finish my current book, Robyn.

Rose said...

Sounds like a wonderfully busy week! Congrats on sending off the beginnings of novel 4, and good luck! I'm curious what your study group discussed about Martha; I always thought she was criticized unfairly--after all, somebody has to do the cleaning up afterwards.

I'd never heard of "The 100-year-old man"; will have to check this out!

Ole Phat Stu said...

I just found my copy of Jonas Jonasson's second book which I hinted at in an earlier comment.
The title is "The girl who saved the king of Sweden".
ISBN 978-0-00-755790-5.
Listed at 9 quid, I paid 4.50 for it in a buy-one-get-one-half-price deal.

Also thoroughly recommendable :-)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Well done !!
By now you could probably do with someone bringing you a cup of tea and a slice of cake .

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I used to want to be Spiderman when I was little :)