Grey Sky

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I wish my camera worked.

The sky right now is perfect grey – classic winter sky right before it spits sleet or snow at you.

Last night I stayed up and read Stephanie Meyer’s Midnight Sun partial draft. After writing about going to see the midnight release of the New Moon movie and now this, I’m sure some of you are rolling your eyes at me.

And you know? That’s OK.

I’ve never said that I thought the books were award winning – the movies definitely aren’t – but sometimes it’s good to suspend reality and just escape in a book that plays on cheap emotions and high school memories.

If you’ve read the first Twilight book then you should read what there is of Midnight Sun. When I first heard the premise of the book – Edward’s perspective of Twilight – I decided that I wouldn’t read it since I didn’t need to rehash a book I had already read. And, like happens a lot, I was wrong.

I like Midnight Sun better than I liked Twilight. Edward is a much more likable narrator than Bella ever was. Midnight Sun also interests me from an author perspective since it is all character development  – fleshing out the Edward character. I bet that was an interesting mental exercise.

Actually, the whole reason I started writing this was to bitch about Ollie.

He went to bed around 7:30 and I didn’t hear anything from him all night. He was so quiet that I considered peeking in his room to make sure that he was still breathing but if you’ve ever had a child who didn’t sleep, you know that you’re walking a fine line with the whole peeking thing.

On the one hand, obviously you don’t want your kid to be dead but on the other hand, you don’t want to wake the kid up if they’re still alive. SO, more times than not, you convince yourself that there is nothing wrong and that you’ve just finally gotten lucky in the sleep department.

That’s what I do anyway.

I don’t really remember when exactly I got done with Midnight Sun but it was really early this morning.

And, wouldn’t you know it, literally the minute I turned off my bedside lamp, Ollie started fussing in his room. He went from 7:30 until 1 or 2 with not a freakin’ sound and I put my head on my pillow to go to sleep and he’s up.

What the hell?

I have a sneaking suspicion that if I had been in bed and trying to sleep the whole time that Ollie would have woken up like twelve times.

I’m not off to shower and then I’m going to Barnes and Noble and leaving the kids with Tucker.

That grey sky is making today the perfect writing day and I can’t concentrate with two small humans pulling on my toes and kicking me in the shins.



  1. I’ve read Midnight Sun too and I also liked it better than Twilight. And I did not roll my eyes at you at all. You are a perfectly normal mom of 2 who likes the Twilight series.

    Just like me.

    My first son slept like a champ and every night I would go into his room to check on him before I went to bed. With my youngest son, I was afraid to walk past his closed bedroom door, for fear of waking him up. He also had a knack for waking up from a deep slumber just because I had rested my head on my pillow.
    .-= Earth Muffin´s last blog ..Variations on a theme of coffee =-.

  2. I don’t think that he is a problem. I sleep very well at night.

  3. Hmm, now I wanna read that. And lol, poor you!

    • You know, when someone prefaces “poor you” with “lol” the “poor you” loses some of its weight. 😉

  4. RiceWenchie says:

    :::taptaptap::: Is this thing on? *squeeeee* O, sorry. My name is Tamara. I am a 44 year old mother of a twenty year old son. I loved the Twilight movie.

    I loved it, not because of the stellar writing, but because of the storyline. It is similar to many romance suspense novels I read as a teenager. Distant hero, the delicate, yet strong heroine…darkness and light…some pretty spectacular antagonists…and supernatural events to boot. The yearning of young, forbidden love. (You gotta admit, Robert Pattinson puts off some pretty yummy sex appeal. I just wish Kristen would figure out how to without squinting.)

    I am now working my way through Midnight Sun. I do believe I am going to enjoy this from Edward’s point of view.

    Hasta la Pasta!

    • Are you tapping on my site cause I haven’t updated it in a coon’s age? :nerd:

      Edward’s as the narrator is so much better.

      What’s funny is that now I’ve started back over and am about 1/2 way through Twilight. It was fun to compare what I remembered from Midnight Sun and what I was reading in the published book. 😀

    • RiceWenchie says:


      No, actually, it’s a new plan of mine to take over the interwebz one reply at a time! I have my work cut out for me though…there’s this chick that runs a site called Taste Like Crazy, man, she writes some good stuff, maynard…

      O, that’s you… 😀

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