I got an email today from my new editor saying This World We Live In remains on track for a spring 2010 publication. I should be hearing from her in a week or so about rewrites.
I can't really say I'm on vacation, because Wednesday I'm visiting a local school and Thursday I'm exchanging comments with a class in New Jersey and Friday I'm visiting a class a friend of mine teaches.
But the true challenge of the week will be tomorrow morning, when I take Scooter to the vet for his checkup and shots. Scooter, who screamed loud and long when I took him to the vet's three weeks ago (a couple of days after he moved in with me), has become a considerably more quiet cat, although he still meeps on occasion when there's something he absolutely has to tell me. My guess is though, he'll scream loud and long tomorrow on the way to the vet's, at the vet's, and on the way home from the vet's.
He also has a new favorite game, called Purr On The Neck. He favors playing it at 4 AM. The rules are simple. He climbs on my neck and purrs in ecstacy, while stepping on my face. I fear for my eye sockets, but so far there's been no damage, except to my sleep patterns. Since he's not yet three months old, I can still fool him by hiding my head under the coverlet, but when I tried that this morning, it turned out he was under the coverlet himself, so he had no trouble locating me.
When I got home from New Hampshire last Thursday, I found Marci had left me a vase of lilacs. Here's the most recent Scooter movie, posted to remind myself how cute he is, when he screams non-stop tomorrow morning!