Hey all! It's been awhile since I did a state of the union address. Heh. As for life around the Wallace casa, there's not been anything too exciting, as of late. Work, grocery store, and house cleaning is pretty much where it's been at.
There is an ice skating party my work is sponsoring that is coming up at the end of the month. Which I am super excited about! My one claim to athletic fame (besides being a pretty decent swimmer), is my ability to cross my feet while skating. Maybe there is a term for this? Dunno. But anyhoo, you know when you go into a turn while skating, and it looks like this:
I can do that. Except...not nearly as fast or professional looking. Or as leaney and low, lol! Is it weird to be proud of this? Oh well, I am. We're taking the kidlet, and I know he's going to have a blast. We'll just have to make sure to snag one of those little walkers for him to use on the ice. I'll try to remember to take pics.
I've also been doing a lot of reading. There are numerous nights where I know I should write, but I just want to get lost in a good book instead. I've reread the entire Lockwood & Co series, and man, oh man. These books are AWESOME. Ghosts in London, w/kid agents who fight them, b/c adults can't see them. If you've not put these books on your TBR list, I suggest you do so like super fast. The humor in these books is fantastic, nice and droll and sarcastic, which is just how I like it.
I designed the above on Canva. I'm thinking about printing out three different quotes that I love from the books, framing them, and hanging them somewhere. My office would be the normal space, but I'm kind of out of wall space. There's a perfect spot in the hallway I'm deliberating on, but I'm just not sure if I'll really like them there or not.
On the writing side, I'm still getting in feedback on Chain Gang, my dystopian novel. Then I'll be sending it off again for one final read-through, making changes, and then hopefully, I'll be querying it this spring. I'm also writing a short story, an adaptation of The Princess & the Pea, to submit to the Circuits & Slippers anthology. That's going about as well as you'd expect first drafts to go...*wry grin*
One last thing, McDonald's is giving out books in their Happy Meals! At least in my neck of the woods anyway. The kidlet got the cutest little Pete the Cat picture book, that came w/stickers and valentines, that we're going to give out to family for VDay. It's nice to get something like that for a change. So if you have kidz, might wanna get 'em that Happy Meal they're always clamoring for. ;)