It finally happened, after years of listening to my zombie-obsessed children discuss their plans to fight the zombies/survive the zombie apocalypse/play the latest zombie game. I had a nightmare last night ... about zombies taking over. *shudder*
I also got the packet for Mr. T to register for high school.
Mr. G wants a few things for Christmas, all NFL-related. I've already scored a couple of them (cherry deals--thanks, internet!) but haven't come up with Madden 25, the video game he'd most dearly love. I dug deeper and deeper and learned yesterday that Madden 25 did not come out for the Nintendo systems! We don't own a PlayStation or an XBox, we only own a Wii specifically because the games for Wii are most family-friendly (*Insert tirade about boys and video game violence and desensitization, etc.). We've reached a zen balance of gaming and technology and screen time in my house and I don't want to disrupt it by adding another anything. Plus, PS and XBox have just come out with new versions that will, within the next year, make all new versions of all of their games obsolete, so there's no point in buying an older (and more affordable and more obtainable) gaming system at this point in history. But Mr. G isn't worried about how expensive the gaming systems are--I posited, "Is it worth an extra $300 just to play Madden on a PS?" He said, "Mom, you don't have to spend anything! Santa's elves build it, so it's really FREE!"
Yesterday I sent out a bundle of agent queries for my freshly finished and newly titled YA manuscript. I was about to hit "send" on the final one when I realized that while I'd changed the title in my query letter, the enclosed sample chapters still had the old title at the top of the page!
Plus Christmas is 3 weeks away.
I'll be curled up in a fetal position under my bed if anyone needs me ...