Friday, August 13, 2010

Crazy in Katie Land

So, things have been kind of crazy in Katie Land the last few days.  I don’t know if many of you remember my struggles with obtaining my French Driver’s License? 

Well, my dangerous and obstacle ridden odyssey finally came to an end on Monday when I passed the driving section of the test.  I didn’t find out until Wednesday that I passed.  (apparently monitors used to tell the drivers right at the end if they passed or failed and too many crazed frenchmen beat them up if they didn’t like the results.  So now we find out by mail three days later.)

I’m so glad THAT’s over.  It was a really tough, long road and it’s still not completely finished.  Now that I have my permit in hand, my husband has to teach me how to actually stay alive while driving around here.

Other news- we have a new member of the family.  Meet Grizzly. 
 He’s eight weeks old and we adopted him from one of my husband’s colleagues.  He loves to walk across my laptop when I’m trying to write but he’s still a welcomed distraction:)

WriteOnCon was a wopping success thanks to all the authors, agents and editors who put it together and contributed.   I still haven’t been able to catch up on all the blog posts and videos it has to offer but thankfully all the information will remain up on the website.

Hello to all the new followers!  I’m sorry I haven’t been able to make it to many blogs this week.  Between the kids, driving, writeoncon, and my current wip- time has been sparse.  I should be back in the swing of things come Monday though and look forward to  catching up with ya’ll!

Have a fantabulous weekend everyone!

*CQG*

32 comments:

Alesa Warcan said...

Congrats on your permis and for your new family member! : j

Jen said...

WriteOnCon was seriously the best! I like you haven't been able to make up the blogging time I missed and look forward to getting back into it. However I still have a TON to catch up on the online conference, it was so much fun though and such great advice!!

Welcome to Grizzly, what an adorable kitty (even when walking over the keyboard) mine are so big now but they still think they are kittens when walking in front of you!

Congrats on the driving test having passed!!! I never realized how easy it was to drive in the states... guess it answer why the hell everyone is so angry and aggressive on the road!

Susan Fields said...

I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to travel to France right away and steal Grizzly from you. Aren't kittens just the best? I still remember when my little Peanut was small like that. :)

Congrats on passing your driving test!!!

Old Kitty said...

Congratulations!! You can now be let loose on French roads!! Hoooray!! Good for you!!

And hello lovely Grizzly - awww what a cutie!! He's adorable!!

And WriteOnCon was such a blast - I'm still catching up but the blog posts (via Ms Shannon's site) are very helpful!!

Have a great weekend too!
Take care
x

Vicki Rocho said...

Congrats on the license victory! WOO HOO!

And Grizzly is so adorable. It's been ages since I snuggled with a puppy or kitty. Just *itchin* to get my hands on G-man.

Argh, I need to check out the writeoncon archives. It started on my daughter's bday, continued through date night with hubs, and so I'm woefully behind. And I was sooo excited about it. (sigh)

Matthew Rush said...

WOC was awesome, you're right Creepy. I'm not sure I'll ever get caught up on all the content, but I'm going to enjoy trying.

Today's guest blogger is Ted Cross!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

AWWWWWWWW KITTY!
I love cats. Maybe it's the writer in me? :)
Anyway, congrats on your permit - I can't imagine driving in this country. I've heard too many horror stories. :) We live in a downtown area, so I don't need to know, thank goodness. Best of luck!

Candyland said...

CUTE kitty!!!!! I know what yo mean. I've been a bad blog bud lately. Too much going on!!!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Awww. He's adorable!

Congrats on the diver's license. There's no way you'd get me driving in France. But then I feel the same way about LA.

I know what you mean about time and blogging. I only remembered last night I still had to write my post for today. I was caught up in the Write On Con excitement. I still haven't read the crits on my query. The sessions kept me busy as it was.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations on your French Driving License! Hurray!

I've been to France once -- via a tour bus.

We saw somebody drive up on the sidewalk to get around our bus. The bus driver was nonplussed. Apparently it happened a lot.

Good luck!!!!!

Tamara Narayan said...

Good luck with the driving. Grizzly is adorable--enjoy it's kitten-hood while it lasts!

DL Hammons said...

Congrats on your FDL...and your new puty cat! :)

Jaydee Morgan said...

Congrats on passing your road test and the new household addition is a total cutie!!

LTM said...

OMG. That is the cutest kitten ever. :o) !!!

congrats on the DL! Did I mention I gave you an award on Monday...? Can't remember. this weeks been bo-nanners for me also. Is everyone suddenly busy all of a sudden? Hmmm... must be fall. ;o)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you passed the test!

Jolene said...

Congrats. I've never driven there, but I've been driven there. Much easier to just sit in the back with your eyes closed. Better for the heart as well. Good Luck.

Lenny said...

hi miss katie! wow you did it and got that driving permit done. i bet youre sooooo happy. i love grizzly! what a neat kitten. i hope you have a fun weekend.
...smiles from lenny

Summer Ross said...

Cute new member of the family. I didn't know it was so tough to get a DL in France...but I haven't been there, I'd love to though, I'm currently third year french in college, but its not my major. Hope you have a safe weekend.

February Grace said...

Congratulations!

Such a cute kitty too! Kitty's should rule the world (though in fact, I believe they already might...)

~bru

Amanda Sablan said...

Grizzly the kitten: I love it! And how cool is it that you've got a French driver's license?

Enjoy your weekend!

Carolyn V. said...

Woo hoo on the license Katie!!! Yay! And the kitty is so super cute. Have a great weekend! =)

Hart Johnson said...

Congrats on passing the driving test, and LOOKADAKITTY! Oh, what a CUTIE! I adore kitties. I love cats, too, but kittens are their own particular breed of wonderful. So twitchy and playful.

Glad Write On Con was great. Hopefully next year I can take off work so I can justify participating.

Kelly Dexter said...

Congrats on passing and the absolutely adorable new family member!

Kathryn said...

AWWWWW!!! Can I use a picture of Grizzly for Cute Kitten Friday sometime? :D He's sooooo cute!

My kitty does that too. Whenever I'm on my laptop writing, she'll always come trample her big butt on the keyboard. I wouldn't have it any other way! ;aw9u

See?

Domestic Minx said...

Yay you can drive! Congrats! Love the kitty!

Jen said...

Reminder - Guess that character blogfest this Thursday and Friday! Look forward to seeing what you post!

Shelley Sly said...

Your kitty is SO cute!! Congrats on passing the license test, too!

WritingNut said...

Congrats on passing your driving test! And that kitten is sooo cute!! :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Congrats on passing the test! I was glued to WriteOnCon last week, too :)

Elaine AM Smith said...

Thanks for stopping by and following Katie.
Good luck with the driving, the new kitten and the wip.

India Drummond said...

Grizzly is adorable! They're so cute when they're shiny and new and scared of butterflies.

Tom M Franklin said...

Grizzly is an absolutely waygreat name for a kitten.

All five of my cats approve. : )


-- Tom

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