Tuesday, November 25, 2008

writing a book

"Our job as a teacher of God, should we choose to accept it, is to constantly seek a greater capacity for love and forgiveness within ourselves. We do this through a 'selective remembering,' a conscious decision to remember only loving thoughts and let go of any fearful ones. This is the meaning of forgiveness."

- Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love.

Me, Trish, Georgia & Tammy at Georgia's birthday soiree yesterday. More people were there but this was the later evening crowd!
The birthday cake - organic even! Courtesy of Amy :)
Amanda, Georgia, Amy & Sam playing Cranium.
Me and Trish with Cranium cubes on our heads!

So, I can't write much because I've got way too much on my plate at the moment. I spent 5 hours at Matt's house with Sam, where he did his science fair experiment. Only it didn't work... so we have to go back tomorrow and start over with a slightly modified - and hopefully less time consuming - plan. I hope it works because we have to leave for Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday after we're done there!

I tried to get some work done on my book, but didn't actually do any writing. I have written a lot of stuff that I later edited out of the 2 chapters I've penned so far, but I want to include in later chapters. So I just read through all that and sorted it into categories so I know where it will fit in. I've got to transcribe some recorded interviews of Carl Baugh, the guy I talked with at the Creation Evidence Museum. I have to figure out what order my chpaters are going to go, because that has changes slightly from my proposal (which outlined everything very clearly - but things change as you write). I plan to write, very soon, both the chapter surrounding my visit to the museum, and the chapter about my experience last week at the Texas State Board of Education. That one will also include the debacle at the 2003 SBOE hearings, which were even crazier. So... that is how a book gets written :)

I'm mostly packed up, but have some work to do before I leave. I had a lot to say, but it's all eluding me, because I have too much to do and too much on my mind! I took the kids to see Twilight this evening which I liked and Sam seemed to like but Savannah said she thought it was boring, because it was too much a love story. LOL.

So I also have an article due in a couple weeks, a Powerpoint and talk that I'm giving at Sam's school (on the Galapagos Islands and evolution), my book writing, and I'm teaching two online classes at the moment. And I need to drum up some new assignments. So... it's just a wee bit hectic around here! But, life is good. Very good. But I still can not believe it is almost December!! Holy cow! What is up with THAT?!

4 comments:

txmomx6 said...

I know Trish!!!! Small world!!!

WENDEE HOLTCAMP said...

I knew you know Trish! :) I thought you knew I knew her (this soudns like a Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers! ha!) cuz I've had pics of her on here before. But anyway...I love Trish!! She's the bomb! :) And I just discovered, she teaches a mean Zumba class :)

Iolite said...

Thank you soo much for the wonderful birthday celebration Wendee. I'm so grateful to have you for a friend. :)

WENDEE HOLTCAMP said...

ahh thank YOU girl for your friendship! I love you! :)