Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Thursday, April 21, 2011

TGI ... Th

That's right, thank goodness it's Thursday. Today is the last day of the working week. Wonderful, wonderful Easter has dictated that I require a four day weekend. Can anyone say "squee!"?

Of course, that means that Monday's usual blog post will just be Forgotten English and nothing else, you lucky things. It also means that I won't be writing again until Tuesday. This is a good thing. It's a mini break before the final few thousand words of Overlord. I haven't decided how I am going to celebrate the book's completion. It's usually a bottle of red wine and chocolate. I might just take myself out to the movies. Thor looks like fun...

There isn't much to say. This marked the last week of Kung Fu training. Not that I've gone at all. I'm resting my foot so I can come back stronger next semester. Next semester starts that 3rd of next month. I can't wait to get back at it. I've gotten quite tense since I've stopped training.

Still don't know about my Equestrian Archery lessons yet. I hope I find out soon! I can't wait to get on a horse again. There will probably be pictures and photos to follow (this time around).

Right, I'm just procrastinating now. I should probably get to writing, so here's today's Forgotten English.


Of the wind, blowing with cold chilly gusts.
- G. Story's Dictionary of Newfoundland English, 1982

Faff, to blow in sudden gusts; Scotland, English North Country. Hence faffment, nonsense, balderdash; Lancashire.
- Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, 1898-1905

I think it would be safe to say that yesterday's weather was faffering. I'm not sure I used that in the correct manner. Oh well!


Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

You're amazing, as usual! I'm trying for 5K a day for the next six days. Whenever I get weary, I'll think of you for inspiration!


S.M. Carrière said...

You're so very kind! Would you be terribly disappointed if I told you I actually got nothing done today? I have been so distracted with real work, I couldn't get any of my pretend work done!

Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

Actually, that makes me feel like you're human! I've done 1K so far. It's time to get off the internet and really apply myself. :)


S.M. Carrière said...

Damn, my cover has been blown.

Good luck with your word count. I know you can do it!

Pam Asberry said...

S.M., I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. You deserve it!

S.M. Carrière said...

Thank-you, Pam. You as well!

Happy Easter!