Thursday, March 5, 2009

Where's Hermey When you Need Him

Busy.

That sums things up in my world right now.

We are still scheduled to close on the new house on March 12th. Until then we are a standstill as far as moving, painting and setting up our new abode ... but we've remained busy with mountains of paperwork. setting up utilities, buying furniture and the other things we are going to need. as well as planning out how we want to do things once we do gain possession.

Once again this year I am helping to coach my 6 yo's indoor soccer team. We had our first practice yesterday with 8 kids showing up. 5 girls and 2 boys. Four of them played on our team last year.

For several days I got in the writing groove an cranked out quite a few pages. I joked about capturing my muse on Monday. Well guess what? The Tooth Fairy was not amused that I'd captured one of her brethren and locked her away in a jar. So in the dead of the night the tooth fairy sent her henchmen to crack one of my molars. I've been sidelined with an aching jaw.

According to the dentist I have a root canal and crown in my immediate future, but that doesn't make me feel very kingly.

In other news my writing pal Cicily Janus has announced that her non-fiction book The New Face of Jazz has sold to Watson-Guptill which is a division of Crown which is a division of Random House. Stop by her blog and give her shout. She also let me know that her upcoming writing retreats still have a few openings. The first retreat is in May in Taos, New Mexico and the second is June in Vail, Colorado. For your chance to hang out with editors, agents, and published authors check out the retreat website here.


So? What's going on with you?

Who gets the correlation between the title of this post and the content?

26 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Man, all that paperwork you describe just makes my teeth hurt. I guess you know the feeling.

Melissa Marsh said...

Hermey is the elf who wants to be the dentist from the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer show! :-)

Glad you got some writing done, even if the muse was recaptured again.

Kristen Painter said...

Cleaning house. SOOO exciting.

Monnik said...

Wow - sounds like a lot to keep you busy. I'm amazed that you still find time to post on your blog. I need to follow your example.

Deborah Elliott-Upton said...

There is a story in all this ...

Cicily Janus said...

Tooth Fairy? I believe there's a story in there too! LOL. Thanks for the mention. Your pics are on there way. :)

Yours,

Cicily

Melanie Avila said...

I don't get it. :(

Good luck on the house! Bad news on the tooth. My muse has been coming and going at will lately. Unfortunately, it's not MY will.

Cicily Janus said...

Hermey? The worm?

Travis' wife said...

A dentist...Goodgrief.

alex keto said...

Hermey and the post connection? Okay, this is a long shot but...
You mentioned you had "8 kids showing up. 5 girls and 2 boys."

So clearly, Hermey is the name of the hermaphrodite on your team who is neither a boy nor a girl but would bring the total back up to 8.

I'm sure that's right. Right?

Erica Orloff said...

OMG, Alex's answer is priceless.
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David Cranmer said...

Never slow down they say and you never grow old...

Travis Erwin said...

Sure Alex go ahead. Sucker punch a guy with a sore jaw. Okay 5 girls 3 boys.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Paperwork, renovations AND tooth trauma? eek. I'm "pulling" for you. :)

desperatewriter said...

Hermy is the elf/dentist in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!!

lyzzydee said...

Oh dear Happy Root Canal treatment!!!!

J. L. Krueger said...

I'm sure you'll be relieved to be in your own place again.

I hate dentists. If the bad guys ever capture me and want me to talk, all they need do is sit me in a dentist chair. I'll tell them things they didn't want to hear and things I didn't know I knew...or something.

Miladysa said...

Congratulations on the house front!

I am not even going to think about teeth - I'll just say I hope you are feeling better soon :D

Have a great weekend!

B.E. Sanderson said...

I'm so glad to hear you got your groove back and things are getting back to normal for you. Sucks about the tooth, though. Ugh. I feel your pain.

Junosmom said...

WELL! So YOU are the reason my son didn't get his visit from the tooth fairy this week!

How to Catch a Fairy
http://lifetimelearning.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-catch-fairy.html

See how one little thing you do in Texas affects everyone around the world, even in the far wilds of Kentucky?

I hope your tooth feels better soon. I am thinking whisky or good Kentucky bourbon should do the trick.

Rocketstar said...

Moving is such a royal pain in the ass, congrats on the new home.

Bubblewench said...

I want to be a Dentist! Hate to say it - My husband looks like him.

WOOHOO! The last stages of house buying.. best of luck.

your other wife said...

Why a roor canal and a crown? I told you they would fing all kinds of stuff to do to you

your other wife said...

I am great typist yes?

Barbara Martin said...

Yes, why a root canal and a crown? I'd say your dentist is gold digging.

My news is a debut flash fiction piece appearing on Beat To A Pulp sometime tonight.

Lana Gramlich said...

Ah...HERMEY! I get it...
I can sympathize with the tooth. I've had a few root canals & got a couple of crowns in my life (& I even have a cracked tooth right now, from a ride on Charles' motorcycle years ago.) Hope you're feeling better!