I've had quite a hectic week and I actually forgot to do a blog entry this morning. I don't have an awful lot to say even now, but I'm all hopped up on Red Bull at 10:30 p.m., so I figured it was as good a time as any to just start writing something.
Biggest news flash of the day: my company has been acquired by a much larger company as of this afternoon. I've been see-sawing between enthusiasm and trepidation ever since I heard this was going to happen, but now that it's a done deal, I'm feeling calmer. I think it will end up being a good thing and open up some new opportunities for me.
I'm still fiendishly overscheduling my free time. Today I made a run to a party store to get paper plates, napkins, cups and plastic utensils for TWO parties tomorrow, one of which I cannot even attend. The other is Cagey's baby shower, for which I still need to purchase a gift and probably some other stuff that didn't cling to my mental shopping list firmly enough. Oh, and I still need to buy a bottle of wine for a book club gathering tomorrow night. (Yes, I have read the book.)
I'm not completely unprepared for the shower: I made a lovely cheesecake the other night. It should be nicely cured by tomorrow afternoon. I bought some fresh strawberries as a garnish, but I'm prepared with a can of cherry pie filling in case they end up being too far out of season.
Tonight, I'm babysitting my niece (age 5) and nephew (age 7 months). The baby went to sleep right at 8 p.m. and my niece finally took a bath at 9 and turned in by about 9:30 once I'd read a pretty darned lengthy version of "Jack and the Beanstalk." There's nothing like a tale of cannibalism, theft and murder right before bed, I always say.
On a mostly unrelated subject, November is National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo), and I'm thinking of participating this year. I don't necessarily have a story in mind, but it would benefit me to establish the discipline to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I have a children's book idea I could run with, but it might be best if I started with something else instead. I don't know - I have a month to think about it, I suppose.
Well, that's all the over-caffeinated rambling you can stand, I'm sure. Back Monday with my report on "The Corpse Bride" (which I saw last night) and "Serenity" (which I'm determined to see on Sunday).