Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Candy Usage

I'm preparing to write an article about ways to use up excess Halloween candy. Preliminary research: food banks want it, hospitals don't. I'll have a more complete report, as well as other great ideas, in the October issue of ParentMap.

How do you use up your Halloween candy?

Note to Self

Checking my email every 10 minutes isn't going to make the editors write me any faster.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Computer Crashes

With a major project to finish up, I got my older children into an extra gymnastics class, set up my toddler with a coloring book and markers, and pulled out my laptop to prepare for 45 minutes of strenuous writing time. The result? The computer wouldn't even boot. Totally dead. Instead, I spent the time checking my watch and scanning back issues of the Children's Writer.

Isn't that always how it happens?