Friday, March 5, 2010

At Maximum Capacity, With Room For Some Good News

It's the end of the term, of winter term. There's a stack of 30 analysis papers in my living room. And a pile of 10 billion Legoes on the floor.

Conferences are coming up. For my students. For my kids. Grades are due. Bills are due.

I didn't even realize yesterday (the FOURTH) was March, and forgot to pay the piano teacher.

I left my grading sheet (!) at school.

I left my phone at my friend Wendi's house. So I missed my first ever call FROM AN AGENT!

But!

Things are really really good right now.

My marriage is strong, and will be even better when Dave gets off shift today.

My kids are healthy.

There's enough fruit to throw in the blender for a smoothie.

"Brookyn's Finest" opens tonight, and I'm a sucker for a good bad-cop movie.

We get to go to "Grease." For free.

The daffodils are right outside my door, if I'm in doubt that spring will ever come.

It's my friend Leslie's birthday and she's having a Circus Party.

Christy sold book rights to Russia!

AAAAAnnnnnddddd....

An agent I enormously admire has completely renewed my faith in YA writing. I absolutely LOVED my conversation with her yesterday, and am hoping whole-heartedly.

7 comments:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

1st: All that stress sounds yucky! You have my sympathy.

2nd: All that good sounds great!!! Yay! And my fingers are crossed, HOPING with you. :-)

Christy Raedeke said...

It's happening, my friend! Hold on tight and enjoy every second... I think next week will be huge for you. :)

anjie said...

Can't wait to get more details - about the agent, not Legos or analysis papers. :) Congratulations on getting that first call. You're on your way.

Elana Johnson said...

Whoa. Let's back the truck up. You can't just say you talked to an agent and leave it at that!! I expect details!

But you have a lot of good news going on. I'm basking right now in your blog. :)

Amy Whitley said...

Oh wow! Please update us soon about the agent!

Jennie Englund said...

I love you, faithful friends!

Will spill all super soon!

krn said...

Jennie, I love the way you word things. My frequent read of your blog is not only for the content, but for the art of how you write -even about the most simple of things. I'm a fan.