Hello dear Reader, happy Canada Day to you.
It is officially July. I am appalled when I open my Blogger dashboard and discover it has been well over a month since the last time I wrote anything here - and it fact it has been much longer than that since I've written anything of note.
Well, you see, the World Cup is on.
"Tess," you're thinking, "the tournament has only been going for just over two weeks, so that's not a good excuse."
Scary, isn't it, that I can read your thoughts? You are quite right: it is a weak, pitiful excuse without foundation or teeth.
I have a plan which is to write every day of this month. I have very loosely plotted a story, though it's not as developed as I'd hoped.
I have another cunning plan to start freelancing as an editor/proof reader. Do any of you do freelance work? I'd like to talk to someone who has experience and advice.
Meanwhile, I will leave you with these Cute Things Kids Say, all with thanks to Number Five Nephew:
A video montage of his kindergarten class asked the students what they'd like to be when they grow up. Most of the answers were Police officer, Veterinarian, Ballet Dancer. What did Five answer? "Myself."
When the family was speculating why that particular fan movement of rising and siting in a rolling progress around a stadium is called "The Mexican Wave", Five piped in with, "Well, because they're Mexican, why do you suppose?"
Called away for some reason from snuggling with me, Five turned back in the doorway to tell me, "I'm not done sitting on you yet."
I want to eat him up.