Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tuesday Stuff and Things

Sorry Janna, I had to steal it again. :)

Our friend Andy left yesterday, the Nationals have returned home after a week camping on the beach for Holy Week, and life is slowly returning to normal. Problem with that is I run out of things to say. So, a quick update on what's going on.

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Ibis is heading back to the municipal building today to pick up our registered marriage certificate -- we're officially married in the eyes of Mexico! -- and then I'll go to Immigration to drop it off. I'm guessing we'll have my FM3 in another couple weeks. The irony here is we're technically supposed to hear "any day now" about Ibis' immigration status and I just know that they way my luck goes, we'll get both on the same day.

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My wip is at 77,650 words. I have one more chapter to write and while I don't know if that alone will get me to my goal of 80,000, I'm much closer than I expected to be. There are already parts I know I'll need to expand in the earlier chapters, so I'm very relieved to be at this point. Then on to the edits, which I'm finally exited to work on!

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Ibis has today off, which means I will be watching futbol (soccer) all day. We're in the middle of the Champions League so at least all the games are really good. I enjoy soccer, but I swear we've been watching it pretty much every day for the past couple months and it all starts to look the same after awhile. I amuse myself by repeating the players' names while the announcers talk. My favorite: Kaka (stress on the second syllable). If you do it right it sounds like a bird call. Good times.

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Ibis told me this morning that his boss wants him to take vacation in the next week or so (they do that here) so we might be going to Mexico City. I was disappointed when our trip was canceled over New Years, and now that it's warmer there it will be even better. The only problem would be with the freelance work I have going on, but I should be able to finish it ahead of schedule. I'll keep you posted.

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It's was really quiet in blogland last week and I'm hoping all my friends enjoyed their vacations and are ready to get back to playing, I mean working. Welcome back everyone!

What's new with you?

10 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

ROFL! We like to make random caCAW noises. It's really immature, but oh so fun! :P

I figured out a way to make Bliss Lake better and longer, and new stuff came pouring out of me on our trip home. I'll post about it later in the week, but 30 will probably take a backseat to BL for awhile. Yay!

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, that's so wonderful! Please let me know if you need a reader when you're ready.

And LOL at caCAW! I got my sister doing it while she was here. No word yet if it annoys Ibis. He hasn't asked me to stop so...

Turkey Lurkey said...

Oy! I wish I was on Spring break. My dad was visiting last week, and construction started on our bathroom, so we tried to stay out of the house as much as possible. The positive side effect... my dad bought new clothes for the kids and me!! WOOT!

Glad things are back to normal and I hope you get a chance to see MC. I'd love to see the ancient Aztec sites.

Janna Qualman said...

I just may take you up on that!

Melanie Avila said...

Yay for new clothes!

I would really really like to see the ruins too. I'll be sure to remind Ibis about that because he also mentioned another state he'd like to visit, instead of MC.

btw, did you see Penguin's comment after your yesterday? Very funneh.

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, please do!

Nadine said...

That is so cool that you are at 77,650 words!! That is awesome!

Yay for your trip to Mexico City! This looks to be a good week for you!

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, I hadn't really looked at it that way, but you're right. I just saw all the work I have to do faster!

Robin said...

We're watching a lot of basketball around here. My favorite player is Doo Doo Jones. (He prefers the accent on the first "doo".) I also really like the center on the 76ers. His name is Tallasaskyscraper Miller.

If I had another kid, I'd name them Annoyingo Altman, because it would save me effort later in life. Maybe that's what Kaka's mom was thinking.

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, that just gave me a flashback to an 90s song called "Doo Doo Brown." We won't go into what THAT'S about.

I think Kaka is actually a nickname, but I haven't figured out how it became so universal that he's allowed to have it on his jersey. Hmm. One more thing to puzzle about.