August 16, 2013
i <3 fridays
(Random Fact About Eowyn: I didn't find out that the texting symbol "<3" meant a heart until about a month ago. I always thought it was kissing lips, so I never used it. [Doesn't it look like puckering lips?!])
I love Fridays. They are, without a doubt, my favorite day of the week, with Sundays coming in as a close second.
Fridays are awesome. They're the end of something awful (the school week – ick) and the promise of something awesome (THE WEEKEND!! WOOT!!!).
On Fridays, I usually have more patience with my schoolwork. More resolve to Get. It. Done. so that I can move on to the three days of freedom ahead of me.
Every Friday, we hold our annual Friday Family Fun Night – chock full of movies, popcorn, ice cream, and laughter. I love it to death. Recently, however, Mom and Dad have been going to their Growing Kids God's Way class on Friday nights, so Friday now means Friday Sibling Awesome PAR-TAY!!! Night. : )
Today, I took a holiday from school. (For multiple reasons, the chief of which being the fact that I was supposed to take a CLEP test today, but it didn't work out, so I'm taking a break from studying so hard and enjoying some me-time.) Today, I'm working on my new novel while listening to Josh Groban. (I have all of his albums except the Christmas one, so it's a long playlist. PERFECT for writing.)
I haven't written anything in SO. LONG, so it's really, really nice to be writing again. The novel is coming along well. It's extremely character-driven (much like Cranford, except a lot less death.... *cough*), so it's a bit of a challenge, but I'm enjoying it. : ) Plus, I've got an amazing cast of actors backing me up by letting me use their faces for my characters, so that's awesome. We're talking Aaron Tveit (I've finally found a character worthy of him!), Eddie Redmayne, a very young Debbie Reynolds, Kiera Knightley, Ashley Clements, and I think Liam Hemsworth just stepped in to star as Aaron's character's older brother. It's coming along great. : )
Well, I think Josh is calling me back. ('Hush now, baby, don't you cry.... Rest your wings, my butterfly. Peace will come to you in time, and I will sing this lullaby. Know, though, I must leave, my child, but I would stay here by your side... And if you wake before I'm gone, remember this sweet lullaby....' Sighhhh.... Yups.) I'll leave y'all with a paragraph I just finished.
"He had that sort of boyish charm that she had always liked, but there was something different this time – something that made this boy different from all of the other boys she'd ever met. He wore shorts, a green t-shirt with an half-buttoned, checkered button-up shirt over it with the sleeves rolled up, and a brown baseball cap. His face was ordinary, with ordinary freckles peppered all over his face, and reddish-brown hair peeked out from under the cap. What struck Lou, however, were his eyes. They were a mixture of brown and green, and they delved deep into Lou's soul. Within moments, she knew that her life would never be the same. She was in love."