It’s finals week for the summer semester, so naturally I would procrastinate by posting a blog entry.  I also have an all day training, meeting early tomorrow morning and a professional development session I lead next week that I have to prepare for.  Sure, I have time to write an entry.  No big deal.  Whateves.

Let me catch you up on all things 20-something-year-old.  I got back from a mini vacation with my co-author friend that I haven’t seen in about three years.  It was fun.  Lots of shopping was done.  I like me some shopping and spending.  I think the economy could survive on my shopping alone.  For me, the best part of this trip wasn’t the shopping.  It was the spending time with someone who is my age.  Actually, my favorite part had to be the nightly walks we took as we talked.  Exercise and talking.  That’s like two of my top favorite things.  I enjoyed it.  During this trip, I came to realize how much more we are alike the characters in our book.  You have me, the overly enthusiastic, ADHD, talking to self, fashion enthusiast, coffee addicted and almost high strung person.  And you have my friend, the almost exact opposite, jeans and boots, laid back, logical and not dramatic.  Just like our main characters.  You may ask yourself, how does this extreme opposite end in friendship?  Well, it compliments each other perfectly.  Sort of equals each other out, which is the way it worked in our book.  Anyways, it was a good time.  I already miss being with someone my age.  Back to socializing about grandchildren and retirement.  Goodbye speaking to young people.  I am going to go working on my aging of 30 years.

As for the story, we are halfway into the next story.  It’s going.  Not as good as the first, but it’s going.  I keep adding in scenes to the first book.  Basically, I miss our characters in that book.  They have nothing to do with the current book, well at least the women characters don’t.  Recently, I have found myself attached to my character’s mother.  Not sure why.  At first she started out as a minor character who was sort of stuffy and wasn’t really sure on how to form a relationship with her daughter.  That quickly changed.  I only introduced her with the thought of her making an appearance every now and then.  Nope, she became a major character.  She provided the humor and really the solution to my character marrying the right man.  She is a complex character that really intrigues me.  Towards the end of the book, she develops a relationship with her daughter’s husband that is, in a sense, hilarious.  Imagine a well mannered and proper woman developing a caring relationship with a childish and ill mannered younger man.  It has it’s humor.  So, yes, like I said, this woman is my latest fascination in this story.  She quickly became one of my favorite characters.  We could get along.  But, I am pretty sure that if I met her in real life, she would scare the crap out of me.  Actually, I am pretty sure I would be scared of my character and her entire family.  It would be interesting.       

Onto other things, next week is the big milestone b-day.  I have accepted it.  It will come and go. All I keep thinking is that in about a year and a half I will have a masters degree.  No bigge.  It will be nice to be done with the course work.  I somehow have managed to maintain my grades this summer semester with hardly caring about, or putting effort into, my work.  How that is possible, no idea.  But, it’s working for me.  I won’t complain.  

School starts in less than a month.  That’s okay.  I have accepted that as well. It will be nice to have an actual routine again.  Other than that, nothing much is going on here.  I suppose I should get back to final projects.  Happy end of July! 


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