1. I fixed the deadbolt on my side door. As in, unscrewed the whole thing, pulled it apart, and tried to figure out why the bolt wouldn't move. I kept at it, even though I couldn't fit the pieces together again. At least not right away. I was so relieved when I finally got the lock to work and put it together without breaking anything.
2. We met our new neighbors and they are lovely. Youngest daughter is thrilled since she now has a new friend who gravitates towards mischief as often as she does.
3. The children are going back to school after the Labor Day weekend, and they can't wait. It took awhile to negotiate on school supplies, book bags, and first day of school outfits, but everyone is all set to go now. Dare I say it will be nice to have some writing time while the girls are in school?
4. Speaking of writing, progress on my manuscript coded PB is coming along. I had hoped to finish this by the end of this summer, but kids and summer entertainment duties got in the way. Though I got in plenty of plotting--thanks to my husband, who helped brainstorm a few great scenes which changed the direction and the ending of my manuscript. Man, it's good to get the guy point of view. I've found it interesting how this manuscript has changed since I started it in January--from first person to third, from pure historical fiction to something a bit more mystical. Curious? My new goal is to have this done by the end of September.
5. My children, particularly my middle one, are of the mindset that I must exercise everyday. So in their overwhelming need to slow down my middle aging process, I've decided to placate them. Plus, the kids like exercising with me. So we all benefit.
Note: By the way, I haven't forgotten about the Character Development posts. It's actually more work than I thought. I'll have the posts up after Labor Day, once the kids are in school, and I have time to organize my thoughts on this.
How was your week?