Saturday, 20 March 2010

A small yay

I'm wallowing in the fact that I got 81% for my 40 line poetry for my course. Small Yay.

I'm only indulging in a little self-patting of back because I really, really, really struggled with this section of my writing course. I like how my tutor said that I was finally "thinking like a poet".

:-)

Things I am doing to ease my waiting for Charlie.

1) Reading

It's the best way I find that keeps my excited nervousness at bay. So, I'm catching up on my reading backlog! I won a book called The Deer and Other Stories by Susan Tepper a few weeks ago and am now on story no. 4. I'm thoroughly enjoying the stories so far. They are dark and full of edgy personalities but are above all incredibly human.

Patsy Collins had her story "Grandad's Cushion" published in this week's My Weekly (20 March issue). It's a really sweet story with a heart of gold and at only a page long! Amazing.

Also Simon Lewin of Spellmaking self-published an e-story, the Armagedon Machine. If you are really adventurous you can log onto amazon, download a Kindle application, buy an e-story!

I feel so 21st Century saying all that! Which brings me to....

2) Indulging

Here's a fun award from the lovely Sharon K Mayhew from Random Thoughts. It's for er... "venturing into the Twenty First Century". I shall keep schtum about the fact that I had to ask what a "crackberry" was recently...



Please beautiful bloggers and furry friends of blogword - I nominate all of you for this - because just by starting a blog you have embraced the 21st Century with open arms!

Ten maybe eleven hours to go...

I was going to invest in a simple-to-use-for-a-complete-novice-and- beginner digi camera that won't bring my bank manager knocking on my door, but I think I went into info overload so I still don't have one! Not to worry, I will be getting pics of the gorgeous Charlie somehow.

I'm going to get up super early to get everything ship-shape for my new feline friend.

I just hope he likes me!

18 comments:

umi_e said...

Have a nice weekends :)

~hugs~

wildcatwoodscats said...

How can he not like you - he will love you and you him.

iasa said...

I'm excited for Charlie's arrival as well!!

KarenG said...

How could anyone not like you?! Especially not a kitty cat! Can't wait to see pics, and great news on your good grade!!

ABBY said...

a big yay for you!

that is wonderful!
it's also great that you have used your free time so wisely.
good luck with finding a camera. they are really easy peasy to use.
can't wait to hear more about charlie.

purrs
abby

fairyhedgehog said...

How can he not like you?

I'm so excited for you.

(Oh, and I had to google Crackberry.)

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We hope that all goes well with your new kitty. Great grades for writing. My mom always struggled with poetry!

We like that cat video of the kitty on the head!

Amanda said...

81% is a brilliant mark - well done you! :-) x

Kea said...

Congratulations on that terrific 81%. You deserve more than a small pat on the back for that!

BTW, I just had to Google "crackberry," assumed it had something to do with the Blackberry and not crack cocaine. And so I see it does! LOL!

Of course Charlie will like you! How old is he? I don't recall if that was stated. I imagine once he realizes he's in his forever home, he'll be bliss-full. :-)

Marg said...

I am sure Charlie will think you are wonderful. Just remember, he will be nervous too at coming into a new home. But he looks like such a good boy, we know he will think you are wonderful. Have those treats ready.

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm glad you're wallowing in good and not bad. When I first saw "wallowing", thought it was going to be bad, but I thought the grade seemed pretty good.

While I know terms like Crackberry and have a digital camera, I haven't wanted to learn or do Twitter, so I don't know where I fit on the technology scale.

I'm glad you're keeping yourself busy. Good luck!

Talli Roland said...

Keeping you in my thoughts! I can't wait to hear how Charlie settles in. I'll bet he loves you! :)

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on your poetry class grade; that seems like a huge accomplishment no matter what, but with all you have gone through lately, I feel it was like getting 100%...You and Charlie are about to fall in love with each other, I have no doubt about it!!...You are rescuing each other and it just feels like fate and your ole girl brought you and Charlie together=it's a perfect fit!!...Somehow, in a short time, you feel like an old friend and I am so very excited for you and Charlie to love and comfort each other and revel in your good fortune at finding each other and being together!!...Good luck and blessings to you both.

Brian said...

Charlie will absolutely love you!

hampshireflyer said...

You know the chances are he's probably going to be *more* nervous than you are! :)

Love Meow said...

YAY for you! :) I can't wait to see Charlie too. My kitties are I are soooo happy for you!

Jane Smith said...

I am thinking of you, Charlie and Jo tonight. I hope that all has gone well for the three of you, and that Charlie is settling in well. He deserves the best, and I think he might have found it with you.

womagwriter said...

I just nipped in here to see if you've picked up Charlie yet. Hope all is going well, thinking of you both.