Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

This is Wednesday leaning out of her cat tree. She may look like just your average gray tabby cat, but she has many skills. Most of these skills, she uses for The Good. Okay, 'most' might be a slight exaggeration. Wednesday is a good little kitty, though, at heart. She loves her family, loves her sisters, loves annoying those sisters and she also loves to grant wishes. Every Wednesday morning, I will rub the side of the cat house and summon our magic cat!

My Wednesday Wishes for the week:

1) Rain. Rainy days are the perfect writing days for me. I'm off all week and would love nothing more than to curl up with my dog, my coffee, my burning balsam fir candle and my manuscript. I need to jump into revisions and I've started chasing a shiny new idea. Naturally, we broke a record with our temperature yesterday - 113 degrees. Even with the air going all day, it never went below 80 degrees in the house. I'm a wimp when it comes to heat. No, not a wimp...a whiney little baby! Me no likey. I curled up in the bedroom with the overhead fan on, Laini Taylor's Silksinger and the cats for most of the day. So, Wednesday - RAIN!!

2) Forgive me for a moment, I need to be a tomboy. Fantasy Football win. I hate losing to a bunch of guys especially when I know more about football than they do. I'm not lying. I grew up with brothers and cousins. I was the only girl. If you didn't know football, you didn't get to talk at the dinner table. I'm 0-2. I lost to my BABY brother last week. That was difficult. So I spent an hour tonight dropping and adding and dropping and adding after pouring over everyone's stats and weighing that with which team they will be facing this weekend. So a WIN! Please!

3) A Dragon. Just because. How cool would that be? Of course, I'd need a cave to keep him in. And lots of dragon food. I could swing that!

I would only be able to fly on him at night. We wouldn't want the secret getting out. My poor dragon, Max, would have far too many visitors. Someone might even steal him. This is L.A., after all.

When we saw How to Train Your Dragon in the theater, I fell in love with a small boy as we were leaving the theater. Here is how the conversation went:

Mom: Did you like it?
Little Guy: Yes! Mommy, I want a dragon!
Mom: You can't have a dragon.
Little Guy (whines): Whhhhhhyyyyy? I'll take really good care of it!
Mom: Like your goldfish you keep forgetting to feed?

How cute is that? Not that he forgets to feed his goldfish, but that he wanted a dragon. I also love that his mom didn't tell him that dragons don't exist. She let him continue to believe in that and led him to believe he simply couldn't have one because he wouldn't take good care of it. That Mom rocked!

What about you - what are your wishes for Wednesday this week?


  1. That is absolutely adorable. "How To Train Your Dragon" made me want a dragon too. And it made me want to live on a rock in the middle of the North Sea (which some might claim I'm already doing...). And yes - the mom rocked.

    I absolutely don't want rain (but we have lovely, cool autumn weather here now, so I've no reason to wish it away), but I wouldn't mind one of your "rainy days" if that's how you spend them :)

  2. Sports definitely isn't just a guy thing anymore. I actually know of women far more into sports than I'll ever be.

    And I can't help but wonder what could happen if that little boy did forget to feed his dragon...

  3. Ah, rainy writing days. I could use one of those...

    We have the rain, but I'm stuck in work all week. Maybe we can somehow swap weather? :)

  4. I haven't seen that movie, but heard great things about it! Rain makes me sleepy. Things are cooling off nicely here! Yesterday was 71.

  5. Kudos to that mom too for encouraging her child's imagination!


  6. I wish I'd had a mom like that!

    I wish that I could bring my characters to life so that we could sit around and have coffee together.

  7. Love the dragon movie!!! Gah he was such a cute dragon.

    I wish it would warm back up and be summer again. stupid cool weather...

  8. Cruella - Cool autumn weather would definitely make me happy! It's the 100 degree days in late September when it should be Fall that I don't like!

    Jeffrey - I feel sorry for any neighboring farms if he forgot to feed that dragon!

    Liz - Let's do it! We should swap weather...or you should play hooky!

    Tamara - I wouldn't mind 71 degrees! That's about as perfect as it gets. Although I do like a crisp 60 degree day with the sun still shining!

    Alex - I know! Most parents are trying to squash their kids imagination. She encouraged it!

    JB - That sounds like fun! Coffee Talk with my characters...hmmmm...that may be an upcoming blog post!

    Colene - Let's switch weather! Because I've said for the past week "stupid HOT weather!" We couldn't walk Lily until 10pm night before last and it still had only cooled down to 90 degrees at that point!

  9. I love to write on rainy days too!

    That exchange with the little boy was too cute. :)