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Thursday, July 24, 2014

I got up to 116 pages into the second book of my trilogy.  I will see how I do writing this weekend.  It felt good to get those pages in.  It kind of got some of the things written I hadn't done in the first book.  Things I didn't want to reveal in the first book start to come out in the second one.

I'm not sure how the second book is going to play out yet.  I've got to think of new things that will have to wait to play out in book three.  I'm thinking I will kill someone off in book two but am not sure who yet.

I've got to decide who it will be.  There's a bad character that it could be but I don't know if I want her to linger into book three.  It may be too soon to kill her off.

My son had his birthday yesterday and it was nice.  He seemed kind of overwhelmed and didn't know what to think.  He is the one with Downs and his birthday has always been a small one.  Maybe felt it was weird celebrating his day.  He kept saying weird after.  I will see him this afternoon and see how he is doing today.

He will probably be wearing one of his new shirts.  He got a baseball shirt for the Vermont Baseball team.  He loves the mascot, Champ.

We had carrot cake.  I got some cool pictures.

Jennifer Fay
Copyrighted July 24, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

I made myself write over the weekend and it was great to get back into it.  I handwrote 128 pages to book two of The Glorious Money Tree Trilogy.  Or series.  Depends on how long I decide to write it for.    It's getting good.

I should keep writing it while waiting for a job and maybe I will finish it.  I forgot how fun it is to write it.  Today I need to type it up.

So this post will be short.  Webroot keeps popping up today.  It's expired and the message keeps cropping up.  Pain in the neck.

I did go see Tammy this last Friday and I was a little disappointed.  It was watchable once but almost not worth the money.  It wasn't really funny.  I would say it wasn't Susan Sarandon's best acting.  It was okay.  Several people left in the middle of the movie.

I'm back at my kids house.  They had a vacation in Maine camping and are back.  So now I am visiting.

Jennifer Jo. Fay

Copyrighted July 21, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It's hard to believe July is more than half over.  I've been having a nice summer with my kids and even though I've been trying to find a job, maybe this is the way it should be for this summer that I don't find a job just yet.

I was pointed out that it may be a special summer for me and my kids before my oldest goes off to college in the fall.  And maybe fall time will be my better luck for finding a job.  Hopefully.  It's been hard not having one and only being able to call places to see if there is a chance they are hiring.

I'm faced with being an older adult against the college kids.  Not that I'm old but I'm not a young kid out of high school.

Today, was a bit of travelling for me.  I'm at my kids house for today and am going to miss them for a long weekend as they are headed to Maine for a camping trip.  I think that I may take in a movie and treat myself to Tammy.  I heard it was really funny.

I treated myself to a sausage biscuit today and got to talk with one of my son's friends who works at MacDonald's.

I'm going to work some more on a blue knitted scarf.  Boucle yarn.  It's probably halfway done and I checked with my daughter to see if she would want it.  It would be an extra scarf for her.

I've got my next knitting project lined up.  I'm thinking of a pink skirt for me made out of some lightweight rayon yarn.

I'm praying that next summer I have a job that is going to take up my time.  I need to find something and it's hard when it's taking so long to find something.

I'm doing some more drawing as well.  In a sketchbook primarily making paper doll heads.  Just sketches for the most part.

My cats left me a wet hairball surprise a few nights ago.  I got up to get them their early morning food and when I got back in the bed I felt something wet.  Turning on the light I knew what it was immediately.  Better the sheets than on the carpet.  It's harder to get it out of the carpet.

I do not know which cat is doing it but one of them is guilty as hell.

My other son has a birthday next week.  And on Monday I got treated to a double feature of Harry Potter the last two parts of it.  Deathly Hallows.

That was a fun day.

Enjoying my summer with my kids.

Jennifer Jo Fay

Copyrighted July 16, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Summer seems to just fly by.  Here we are almost half way into July.  I've been having my fan on and don't care if the cost is a little more with the electricity.  When it's hot and muggy I want to be cool.

I had to fast this morning to have bloodwork done.  It was hard not to have my coffee!  I ended up having the coffee put into a carafe and brought it to my kids house.  So after bloodwork was done you can bet I was drinking coffee.  And I treated myself to a sausage biscuit.  MacDonald's grease today.

I've got one girl on MineCraft with her cousin.  They video chat each other and that way they can see each other when they are two states away.

My oldest has started to plan his trip out to Washington state for college.  He showed me the plan earlier this week.  He's got a few stays at some relatives houses and some campground destinations.

It's going to be hard once he goes out, I'm going to hardly see him.  My other son will have a hard time with him gone.  He will have to be calling my kids too.

I've finished knitting scarves with a certain color and now am working on one in blue.  I also took some time out to do some drawing.

Of course I've been spending time on looking for jobs.  What a pain in the neck searching.  There's not a lot out there.  All I feel I can do at this point is keep calling and hoping.

Jennifer Jo. Fay

Copyrighted July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Talking about hot and muggy!!!  Ugh!!!  Even the fans don't relieve us too much.  They certainly help but man it's uncomfortable.

I went into my son's room and it's so hot in there.  One of my daughters is wearing a long sleeve shirt!  We even fired up my cake pop maker to make some cake pop donuts.  Go figure.  The last of the birthday cake disappeared.

My girls had a nice birthday party last weekend and I ended up staying over to get to spend more time with my family.  I had my sister, my dad and her kids visiting.  It made for a nice time.  Part of the party was down at the neighborhood pool so there was some relief from the hot weather.

I got lots of pictures.  I haven't yet uploaded them to my computer.  I still have them in my camera and when I go to bed at night I bring the camera in and flip through the pictures.  I will eventually have to erase them off the memory card but not yet.

The basement is cool thank god.

Still no luck with finding a job but at least I have an interview tomorrow.  I'm hoping something ends up coming my way but I don't know when.  I think when I get home I'm going to really try to get cooled down.  Water!

I hear that new movie, Tammy is coming out this weekend.  I saw a preview for it last weekend and when i saw the main character I knew she looked familiar.  Then I realized it's Melissa MacCarthy.  It should be really funny and I may have to get it when it goes onto DVD.  Kathy Bates, Dan Ackroyd and Susan Sarandon are in it too.

It's the first movie in a while that I really would like to see sometime.

My girls and their friends watched the Conjouring on part of their birthday party.  Then they played the clapping hide and seek game from the movie.  Good times.

Jennifer Jo Fay

Copyrighted July 2, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Another good day and we are into summer now.  Doesn't quite feel like summer weather though.  Here in Vermont we are having a cool weather spurt.  Some mornings you want to put on your housecoat or a light cover up.

It just doesn't always get super hot.  Although tomorrow we are supposed to have humid weather.  I got to my kids house today and my son had just gotten back from his camping trip.  They had a time getting back as his roof rack broke and the kayaks went flying.  Sounds like not a very fun time.

He likes his new job.  And I am praying I get a part time job.  I'm supposed to get a call back from them either this afternoon or tomorrow morning.  It's a fashion store and I'm hoping I get it as I've been having a hard time finding something and I just want something.

It would give me something to do and break up my time a little bit.  Anxiously waiting a phone call and do not know if I have it yet.  If I get it, I will still try to blog but it may be sporadic.  I will be balancing my time between a job and seeing my kids and other things.

I was pleasantly surprised by a newborn knitted hat sale today and will be visiting the post office tomorrow to mail it to her.  That was cool to see.

Now I may be tempted to go to the grocery store and put a container of orange juice in my refridgerator.  I shouldn't as it's a sugar overdose and I'm diabetic but I may not be able to resist.  Don't you hate it when your fridge gets bare?

Yesterday, I was hard up and made some popcorn and had nothing to drink later on but water.  But water is really supposed to be best for you.

I'm working on a knitted scarf brown for my daughter and am going to make the same color for my other daughter.  I'm going to wait a few years before I give them to them as I don't want to see them thrown out.  When they are old enough they will appreciate it more.

I listen to Star 92.9 and Mike and Mary in the morning.  This morning they were discussing what is good for burns.  Usually they pick a topic up for discussion and I listen to people calling in with their advice.  Aloe gel was the most important tip I would say!

Jake has started his summer school and just got back.  He always goes every summer.  Because he has downs it is important that he keeps up the school focus so he doesn't lose all of it over the summer.

I spent some time this morning cleaning up my photos in my HTC tablet and on my IPOD.  After a while I've accumulated a lot of photos and didn't need them all.  I had an overdose of my cats.  And on the tablet, I deleted the majority of the photos as I've already uploaded them to the laptop and my zipdrives and didn't want to have to upload them a second time.  

I'm going to try to keep it to new photos and after uploading them will delete them off the tablet.

Well, hmmm....

Jennifer Jo Fay

Copyrighted June 22, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer is just about here.  My son graduated last Saturday and it went really well.  Of course the one thing that surprised me is we left early.  My son is in the F in the alphabet so we watched him get his diploma.  Then my ex, my brother and his wife, and the other people in our party got up.  I was like where are you going?

We were leaving.  He wanted to beat the traffic.  It was packed with over 300 students.  Here I was thinking we were staying to watch them all get their diplomas and we were leaving.

Sean saw us get up but didn't know we were leaving.  He thought we were just trying to get a better angle.  So, needless to say he was waiting for us afterwards till he realized we had left.

We got group shots back at the house later and made him put his cap and gown back on for it.  I kept looking through my pictures in the last few days.

We had a nice time and I had a nice visit with my brother and his wife.  That night before I slept over and slept in my girl's room and they took the floor.  I dreamed of littlest pet shops in my daughter's bed.  Go figure.  Weird dream.  Fell asleep to the sound of her fish tank.

Before we went to bed, we watched half of the Conjouring.  There was a bedtime curfew for the girls so we didn't watch it all.  That happens when you start the movie late.

Yesterday, I was at their house again well, the library first and I got a call while I was there from Mollyanne wanting me to take them swimming.  I was half thinking it may be a woman calling me back about a job but it was her.

So, I ended up going early to their house and we drove down the road to their neighborhood pool.  My girls were the older ones there.  There was a bunch of younger kids there.  Mother's with small babies and grade school kids.

I have remembered this time to pack my bathingsuit just in case I want to go swimming.  It wasn't planned so I hadn't brought it.

Later, I spent time on Etsy which is where I will be hanging out after this post.

I have to reapply to Walmart.  I hadn't done it correctly and I have to apply again and take their assessment test.

Jennifer Jo Fay

Copyrighted June 17, 2014