Sunday, November 20, 2005

25,000

Words and things to do. I hit 25,000 last night. That's the good news. The bad news is I think the novel will be over before I hit 50,000. Which means I might be going back through it and adding stuff to hit the 50,000 mark. I'm hoping to squeeze in a long session at Starbucks today.

The house is falling apart at the seams. Laundry is everywhere--clean, dirty, and somewhere in between. And we're going out of town on Tuesday, for which we'll need clean clothes. The kids rooms are catastrophe areas. This morning, I realized that we have a birthday party to go to at noon, for which we don't have a present yet, so we'll be rushing over to the store right before and then to the skating rink. Gah. Then there's basketball practice right after.

Yesterday, we went to see Harry Potter. Then Mr. Geeky locked the keys in the car. In the five years we've owned the car, we've never done that. Thank God for AAA.

It's amazing how quickly one's life gets filled with the nitpicky details and complications of just making it through the day.