Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Five (20)

1. Wow, you guys. This week has been insane. Obviously I have had a lot going on. Add all of that to the time change and I have just been EXHAUSTED. I fell asleep, mouth open and drooling, in my car when I got to my hair appointment early on Tuesday. I have passed out on the couch more than once when I got home this week. I almost didn't even make it through 5th period yesterday, to tell you the truth. I was tempted to just tell my students to silent read for the last half of class and curl up in my desk chair to nap. I didn't...but I did consider it.

2. So, yeah...let's not talk about my NaNoWriMo progress this week, okay? Despite my best efforts to outline, my story took an unexpected turn pretty much right away, rendering pretty much all of my planning useless. And now I'm back to pantsing, which is so NOT my strength. I struggle every time I sit down to work because I have no idea where these characters are going and what they are doing. *sigh*

This means that it will lead to brilliance, right? RIGHT?

(Just smile and nod at me, please)
(Hopefully you guys are doing better than I am)

3. I'm off work today in honor of Veteran's Day. A day off couldn't come at a better time. I need to sleep and cuddle with the dog and catch up on NaNoWriMo and sleep some more and cuddle some more and write some more. It's rainy here today, so it's perfect. Then I go back to work for a week and then have a week off for Thanksgiving. More sleeping! More doggy cuddling! More catching up! Days off are so glorious.

4. I'm also very happy today to honor my grandfather, a veteran (and POW) of WWII, and my dad, a veteran of Vietnam. Thank you to all of the veterans out there for all you have done. <3

5. Last week I asked you guys to do me a huge favor and vote for my friend Claire in American Airlines / American Way Magazine's Road Warrior contest.

I'm just using this contest as an excuse to post cute pictures of me and Claire

Well, the voting is still on! If you haven't had a chance to vote yet, could you please just take a minute and vote for her? You do have to enter some info, but it only takes a second, and with a vote you are entered to win 100,000 miles on American. Claire is the only female finalist, she's all kinds of awesome, and she needs to WIN!

Thank you all so much! xoxo


  1. I just voted for Claire! Girl power, for the win :)

  2. Are you sure you're not narcolyptic :)

    I'm so behind with my writing, too. I'm doing a 10k writing challenge this weekend, if you want to participate. Check out my blog for the deets!

  3. Oh man, days off are fabulous and it's even better when it's a rainy day and all you want to do is stay home in your pjs and cuddle your pet.

  4. *smiles and nods*

    Just kidding, your NaNo is going to be great!!! :D

  5. Hope you enjoyed your hard-earned day off and got lots of doggy snuggling done. :) Good luck with NaNo... I started my rewrite today. SO HARD!

    Have a great weekend, Jess!

  6. *smiles and nods*
    It WILL lead to genius.

  7. I just voted for Claire (after reading her "challenges"). You two have the coolest last names ever. Love and Luna. Sounds like a YA novel!