Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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) Book Suggestions - I just finished another stack. Oh how I love to read! I'm getting seriously low. Only four books left on my TBR pile! Those will be devoured by next week so I need more suggestions! What are you reading? Share with me! YA, Dystopian, Adult - I will read anything!!

2) A Transporter - One that takes me from home right into whatever classroom I am teaching in. I could get an extra half hour of sleep in the morning or a half hour of writing or cleaning get the picture. Plus, I don't get aggro sitting in the lovely Los Angeles traffic. Maybe aggro is the wrong word. Stressed. That's the more accurate word. I don't get mad, I worry that I won't make it to the school in time. What if I get there with only a minute to spare and I can't find a parking space? What if I get there half an hour late? A transporter would make my life just about perfect! I'd even promise to use it only for work. No abusing the privilege.

3) Dillon - My poor nephew is having a hard time adjusting to school. He's been in trouble almost every day since he started. He can't keep his hands to himself in line, he can't focus on the teacher because he's busy picking at the carpet, he came out of the bathroom with his pants unbutton (thanks to his mom who sent him in the one pair of pants he can't button on his own). He's used to being the darling of his pre-school where he was much loved because everyone had watched him grow from a 4 pound premie to a healthy little boy. He's a trickster and loves to be the class clown. His teacher this year is very serious. Their personalities are not a good match and it seems this will be a loooooong school year for both of them. So my wish is that Dillon can make it through school tomorrow without getting reprimanded. No timeouts. One day at a time so I'm starting with tomorrow. I want him to love school as much as I did, not look forward to school because he gets to play with his friends at recess and lunch!

What about you - what are your wishes for Wednesday our magical cat?


  1. Hello *waves* It's so good to see you! It's been awhile since I've stopped in!

    Books I'm loving: Best Staged Plans by Claire Cook, Little Pink Slips by Sally Koslow, and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender.

    Borders closing was sad and AMAZING with all the deals!

  2. I'm working on a teleporter as fast as I can!
    Sorry about your nephew. I hope he eventually finds his groove in school.

  3. I am wishing for a zero-calorie chocolate bar, but one that tastes like Godiva, or something equally sinful! Been eating so much chocolate finishing up this draft... which by the way, I DID FINISH and I have Wednesday to thank!!

  4. Did you read Uglies? Have you read Paper Towns? I just finished Janice Hardy's The Pain Merchants (The Shifter in the US), and that was a good read-- lots of high stakes and conflict and a fast pace.

    My wishes: that my cold is short-lived; that I hear back from someone I've missed, and it's good; and for a supply of motivation until Christmas, at least.

  5. oh! It's Thursday, but I sure need Wednesday to rub up on my revised MS that I just sent back to agent. **chews nails**

    And now I'm thinking of Dillon. Give him a big squeeze for me. Adjusting to a new situation is so difficult. I'm fresh out of book reviews, but Talli's new one looks awesome. Check it~ :D

  6. Jen!
    You so totally have to read the Sweep Series by Cate tiernan. you will be hooked! I also like The Magicians by Lev Grossman.


  7. I'm in a bit of reading slump, so I don't have any book recommendations, I'm afraid. I hope your nephew is doing alright! That has to be so hard for him.

  8. Hey, good for you!--not many people can say their stack of TBR list is actually dwindling! :) I want one of those transporters handy would THAT be, oh boy! Especially going long distances. I hope things improve at school with your nephew; that's a hard adjustment.