Thursday, May 19, 2011

random...with pics

This week I have had ample opportunity to work on my book. Lots of uninterrupted writing time while Addison hangs out with her PCA (she's in PCA transition time since her usual one is about to have a baby, so Addison is breaking in a new one on the "off" days). I am so incredibly thankful for the time because I realize it will be virtually nonexistent come September, and I would really like to get all of my basic writing/editing done before then.

All that to say-the book is making great editing progress this week, but my writer's mind is pretty much wrung dry for instead of sharing words- I'm sharing some pictures that were floating around my computer, but never had a chance to post until now:

Hanging out at Gwampa and Grandma's House (and looking pretty pleased to be there)

Striking a pose
Happy baby.
just a little bit obsessed with that cute baby in the mirror...
Full of hysterical faces (she has found that it earns her attention, so she makes lots of funny faces)
photo courtesy of her new PCA, Carrie
This is her standard funny face of choice... (after which she cracks up laughing)
photo courtesy of her new PCA, Carrie
and playing with the paper is only so much fun before you realize that you've been recycled...
In conclusion, I just have to say that I bawled my eyes out watching this week's Glee episode-anyone else find it as endearingly sad as I did? (I just kept picturing Addison as the sister who died, and I could not stop crying)...and yes, I started watching Glee because I am a high school music teacher and it is pretty much the only language that some of my students speak, so I had to do my research. (-:

In between writing sessions, I'm reading Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon. So far it has been incredibly difficult to read and yet I've been absolutely captivated by the way she portrays the "slow" girl and what she's really thinking even though those watching her have no idea what's really going on inside her head. Absolutely fascinating and well written (what I've read so far) Has anyone else read this?

I'll save you from any more scattered thoughts and sign off before I start confessing embarrassing tidbits (need.more.sleep)

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday! I will be writing, writing, writing (after a much needed chiropractor appointment). BTW, I do hope soon to share some of my book with you-this is not just a tease. I have a big publishing meeting coming up in a few weeks, and I might test some material out on you before then, if it's OK with you...


  1. Yes, yes, yes, please try some of your work book out on us! I love the pictures of beautiful Addison!She is charming!

  2. *sigh* I meant "book", not "work book". (Poor proofreading!) Sorry!

  3. Yep, Glee was a 2-tissue episode for me. :-( But I loved that Ds and acceptance and inclusion were portrayed so prominently in that episode.

    Love the photos, especially the funny face!! That child is just too cute!!

    Btw, the book sounds quite interesting...I haven't read it, but I'll keep an eye out for it.

  4. I would LOVE to read whatever you share with us from your book, Deanna! Also, I love the pics of sweet Addison! So beautiful and smart!

  5. She is so cute! I'd love to read some of what you've written!

  6. I just have to say that Addison is so blessed (as is the reverse) to have you as her mom. You continue to amaze me with your complete love and awe over her. Not that I'd expect anything less, it's just so wonderful to read about! Have not read the book....might have to look into it though.


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