Monday, May 3, 2010

Mondays tales from the notebook

Good Morning Bloggers!! Thank you for all of you still reading my blog, I guess dragon boy was wrong after all! So I've devised a plan... well sort of. I have a schedule that I may or may not follow, but at least you will all have some idea of what's in stores for the weeks to come! Thanks to Sandy Shin for showing me how to add color to my writing!!! So here's what's on the menu:

Monday:
Tales from the notebook - Sharing stories from my notebook
Writings on the wall - sharing my inspiration from my whiteboard


Tuesday:
Teaser Tuesday - I think you all know what this means
Tuesday Twist - Summaries of three novels I'd like to read or am reading.
Tube Tuesday - A fun video I make (more dragons vs. Talli Roland to come! LOL)

Wednesday:
Interviews
Fun reads/book reviews
insightful posts

Thursday:
Truth Thursdays

Friday:
Video Day - I'll showcase my own funky video!!! (Candyland we should do one together... and also make it so we are doing them every friday together!!! What do you say?)

Oh the possibilities! Let me know if you'd like to see anything else on the blog!!! But for now lets start the week off right...

Tales from the Notebook -

I was ten the first time Tommy told me about Mystic. We sat on the tire swings until our mothers called us for dinner.

"You can catch the falling stars" he said.

"You can't catch stars Tommy, they're balls of gass, you'd burn yourself" I said, clearly disappointing him. I hadn't intended to burst his bubble.

"You're wrong" he said.

I knew I was right, we'd just talked about it in Mr. Tucker's science calls the other day. Tommy had still seemed so matter of fact that I couldn't help but be a little curious.

"Prove it." I blurted out, I had surprised even myself but I'd figured what did either of us have to lose, maybe a little of his ego. I didn't think he'd actually take it any farther.

"After dinner" he said as he jumped off the swing. "bring a bag."

"A bag?" I asked, "Where are you going" I said as I too jumped off the swing.

"Speeding up dinner" he yelled running across the field "Bring a bag to catch the stars" he finished as he approached his front door.

How silly was this, I was going to eat dinner and catch falling stars, what a joke. He was so excited and yet I was still skeptical, when was he going to give it up? When was he going to quit joking around. I guess after dinner.

THERE YOU HAVE IT!!! Enjoy your Monday!!!

55 comments:

Piedmont Writer said...

I love falling stars and used to stare at them all night long when I was a kid on the beach.

Thanks for the memories Jen!

And great color!!!

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Great schedule! I made one of those vids this weekend too. But I don't know whether I should post it. Not sure people will understand my crude humour :-/ LOL

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Actually I might email you and Candace the link and you two can be my judge. Watcha reckon?

Jen said...

Piedmont Writer - They are the best aren't they... and what if you could catch them?? That's what I thought!

The Alliterative Allomorph - Send it on over, I'll take a look! Though I'm sure it's great!!

Bish Denham said...

Oh, sounds great Jen! And why can we catch falling stars?

Crystal Cook said...

Jen, I LOVE this! I'm very intrigued :)

Cool new schedule btw. I look forward to each one!

Alesa Warcan said...

I second Bish on this... Why can't we catch shooting stars? My butterfly net is ready and it's the best way to travel to other planets!

That sounds like a daunting schedule.
Looking forward to see what comes of it!

Jen said...

Bish - Grab your bag and lets go!

Crystal - I'm glad! It's still in the works! Thank you, we will see how it goes!!

Alesa - Ooo a butterfly net, I thought it would be a good idea until I realized some of the stars would slip through, so if you're only looking for the big stars then you have the right equipment!

Possibly daunting, we'll test it out and see what happens!

Alesa Warcan said...

Perhaps it's like fishing: you let the wee ones go and grow.

Though I'll let you in on a secret... I once caught a tiny shooting star in a tea strainer, took it home, gave it a home in my mind, groomed it, and fed it fiery dreams...
It's all grown up now and has left the nest. But every now and then comes back to visit.

Jen said...

Hmm, quite the concept... letting them grow sounds very sweet...

A tea strainer, huh? You are very creative, lol! I'm sure now it's the brightest and biggest star now!

Susan Fields said...

I love your schedule - I was thinking about posting about the very thing tomorrow. I'm hesitant to announce it to the world, though - since I'll probably never stick to it.

I love your story - I really want to see if they manage to catch a falling star. Will we get to read more?

Christina Lee said...

Well that's SOME notebook. It's made of AWESOME!

Matthew Rush said...

Wait a minute. MORE dragons vs. Talli Roland? Are you saying I already missed SOME dragons vs. Talli? Where can I see it?

Candyland said...

Ooohhh yeah! You know I'm in:)
And loved the excerpt!!!

Jen said...

Susan - I look forward to see what's on your upcoming schedule! Oh yes there will be more story for sure, it's a very fun one for me and I can't wait to continue, maybe I'll share another piece for next weeks!

Christina - You make me laugh!!! I love my notebook filled with awesomeness!

Matthew - Just the video I posted on Saturday!!! It was tons of fun though so I'd say expect more!

Candyland - Woohoo!!! You made my day! Can't wait to start our funtastic videos! Awe thanks! I'm excited about it!

Jaydee Morgan said...

I think the schedule sounds great and good job on your excerpt. I've been contemplating doing the video series on Friday so I may just join in as well ;)

Jen said...

Awesome glad you like the schedule! Heck yes Jaydee you should totally join in on the fun friday event!!!

Aubrie said...

This is great! Does he catch the falling stars? I want to know!

Joanne said...

It's nice to have a schedule, and great story. I'll be interested to see if he catches those stars. I love sitting on the boardwalk and watching the shooting stars over the Sound. Lots of wishes in those skies ...

Alissa said...

You're schedule is way too organized. I am very envious.

Summer said...

Ooh, schedule. Good luck! I've had enough of restrictions for now... :-)

Jen said...

Aubrie - Oh boy does he... it's quite the story, tune in for the next installment!

Joanne - Thank you for the sweet words, I love the stars, and who wouldn't want to catch a little twinkle in the night!

Alissa - Hehe, I try to be, lets see if it works!

Summer - Thanks!! Spread your wings Summer!! Way to branch out into the unknown!

Robby said...

Fantastic. :]

Jayne said...

Oh I'd like to read how this ends! I love the idea of the boy being so confident that he can catch the stars. :)

Karen Lange said...

Like the schedule! Looks like it will be fun:)

Laura Marcella said...

I'm looking forward to your schedule!!! Loved the little notebook tale. I'm excited it's nearly summer and stargazing time!

Carolyn V. said...

*Whew* Jen, you are a busy girl! How do you have the time to do all this? I'm amazed. =)

Creepy Query Girl said...

Awe, I really like this excerpt- i'm thinking fireflies no? Sounds like you have a good schedule planned for us!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

I always wanted to cath stars too.

Nice schedule, looking forward to the video on friday too.:)

Cynthia Reese said...

I never saw a falling star until after I was married. Amazing, isn't it?

Lydia Kang said...

I need to make a schedule too. Maybe I should make one now....
Great post!

Emily Ann Benedict said...

Interesting story...but did they catch stars?! I must know!! ;)
Good luck with you posting schedule.

Just to let you know, I've got a book giveaway on my blog today. :)

Tahereh said...

so cool!! what an excellent lineup! i can't wait :D :D

Talli Roland said...

Happy Monday Jen! Great schedule. And I can take on a dragon any day... er... maybe.

Jen said...

Robby - Thank you!

Jayne - Just you wait until you find out what he's really found! Stars aren't the most amazing thing!

Karen - I hope you think so after I test it out!

Laura - Perfect timing for the idea huh, I love star gazing as well!! Excellent for inspiration!

Carolyn V. - I don't, I just act like I do! LOL

Creepy Query Girl - I hope it's entertaining enough!

Lindsay - I'm thinking about stars and videos right now! I hope the video doesn't disappoint, lol!

Cynthia - Amazing indeed, such a beautiful thing to witness, especially if could catch them!

Lydia - Go for it! I find it easier to keep track of versus writing whatever, I need a plan and structure to tell me to write whatever, silly I know...LOL!

Emily - You'll have to wait and see!! I just checked out! Fabulous choice! I'd love to win!

Tahereh - Let's hope it works!!!

Talli - Thanks!!! Yes you can... ANY dragon!

Shannon said...

Looks like a good schedule, Jen! Looking forward to seeing what you've got cooked up for this week.

Swimmer said...

I need a schedule like yours! It would make my blog less hectic!

Jai Joshi said...

Looks like a great schedule. I'll be following!

Jai

Jen said...

Shannon - I'm glad!! I hope you enjoy!

Swimmer - That's what I'm hoping for!

Jai - Sweet as always! Thanks!

Gina Leigh Maxwell said...

Good luck on the schedule, Jen! I made the same pledge only a few weeks ago, remember? Um, yeah. So far I've stuck to my Melodramatic Mondays (one of which is posted today) and my Wee-Bit Wednesdays! I've done one Terrible Twos-day and have yet to attempt Three-Agent Thursday. However, I do have a great idea for Fridays that I plan on putting into effect very soon. And I'll even need your help for one of them! More details coming soon. ;) Ciao!

Sandy Shin said...

That sounds like a great, if busy, schedule. The last time I made a schedule for blogging, I broke it within the week. *fails* Best of luck!

Catching falling stars! So cute. <3

Christine Danek said...

This is great Jen. I want to know more about the falling stars.
Love the color coded schedule too.

Kimberly Franklin said...

I love stars. I don't know why, I just love them!! Happy Monday and good luck with your schedule!! :)

Palindrome said...

That was so sweet and hopeful. I loved it. I can't wait to read more.

Candyland said...

....Just wondering...what are your Friday video ideas? Email me:)

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

Love the idea to theme it out. "Truth Thursdays" might fall in line quite well with my "TMI Thursdays!!" Can't wait for that.

I loved the snipet. The interaction was really sweet.

xoxo. You're the best. :)

MissV said...

wow a schedule? ...way more organized than I am! Truth Thursday...do we get to bombard you with questions? heh heh heh....

Jen said...

Gina - The point is that you had a plan and you are sticking to it the best you know how! That's all that can be asked of you!!

Sandy - Haha, well I hope that doesn't happen to me, however if I choose to branch out I can, it's more or less just a stepping stone of ideas!

Christine - Thanks on both! I hope you like the new story as much as I do... it's a lot of fun to write so far!

Kimberly - Stars are beautiful, who doesn't love a little twinkle in the midnight air!

Palindrome - You are too sweet! Thank you!

Candyland - You've been emailed!

Amber - I'm not near as bold as you are, but I can certainly appreciate and LOVE what you do!!!

MissV - I'm better with structure!! Haha you can ask me anything you want... but it's more or less just random junk about me!

Janna Qualman said...

Jen, I just love your enthusiasm. It's infectious!

Great list of things to come. And I liked today's notebook stuff. Well done!

Eva said...

It's always good to know what's in store.

I am so curious about catching falling stars, you really left me hanging. I have a strange obsession with stars :)

Shelley Sly said...

I love your blog menu (and your colors)! What a great idea! My blog is just whatever, whenever. I need to get organized one of these days.

Your excerpt was really cute! Reminds me of when I was younger. :D

TerryLynnJohnson said...

that is quite a full schedule! You are so prolific!
Thanks for the warm feelings of falling stars. Cute.

Robyn said...

ohh I like the part where you are going to make weekly videos! I want to help! :O
ohh you could totally do interviews with bloggers, and record yourself asking questions, and then tell them what you're going to ask...and they could record their answers and email the files to you...or something awesome like that?
haha have a good day!

-Robyn

India Drummond said...

I love your schedule. I usually just sit down and go, hrm... then start typing! You're so organised!

T.J. Carson said...

LOved your sample and your blog schedule! I think a schedule helps keep you on track so you don''t forget to do stuff.

You should post more about catching stars bc I'm very curious how he is going to catch a star! Oh and i think minor spelling error...

"I knew I was right, we'd just talked about it in Mr. Tucker's science calls the other day." Calls, I think you meant class, but I could have misunderstood what this sentence was saying. But loved this post!!!!!!!!!! AND YES! More DRAGONS please!!! :)