Friday, November 16, 2007

Goals and Records

New word count is now at 13,523. I'm hoping I can get away later and zip past the 15K mark. If I can have a few "super sessions" perhaps I will get back on track. But, you know what? Even if I don't get back on track, I have 37 pages of a book that would have never been started if I hadn't signed up for this!

I broke another record of mine this morning. I ran a mile in 9:03. I haven't run that well since I was in college! Granted, I almost threw up afterwards, but I did it!! I'm shooting to break 9:00 a couple of times and then I need to shake up my routine. Maybe I'll turn to some distance running next.

Fischer continues to crack us up with new words. Yesterday, he had a scrape on his tummy. Tracy was rubbing some antibiotic ointment on it and he uttered more words we have never heard him say: "Be CAREFUL!"
On Wednesday, Tracy was picking him up from Wee School at church. Fischer had a great day, but was showing signs of weariness. He was cranky, so I escorted them out to the van. Fischer kept yelling, "I want candy! I want sucker!" When Tracy opened the sliding side door for him to get in, he darted around the other side and almost in front of other cars in the parking lot. But Tracy was quick enough to catch him, and she was mad.
"I'm not messing with you! You don't run away from Mommy in the parking lot!"
Fischer's reply...
"I'm not messing with YOU...gimme some candy!!!!"
She managed to shut the door before she turned towards me laughing hysterically. We can't stay mad very long with him. He is becoming our little comedian.

1 comment:

One Observationist said...

Hey man - The Fisher stories are hilarious. Especially the one about the candy.

I've been waking up at 3:30 in the morning, not by choice, so I have had plenty of time to work on the nano project. I'm actually on target as of today. My new goal is 40,000 words by the end of the month. I have to travel next week for Thanksgiving so I think that will probably put me WAY behind, but until then I am going to try to keep the goal going.

Talk to you later.