2010. A new and exciting year where I thought I’d have time to catch my breath, get things in order and really focus on my writing. I’ve got my list of goals. Organized the office and desk. Put the family on notice that I’m serious and will finish my edits by March or else. But boy was I wrong on the catching my breath and focus part.
Here it is already Jan. 25 and I have no idea where all my time has disappeared to. The unusually cold weather here in Texas stopped me in my tracks, that’s for sure. No going outside unless it was absolutely necessary, like to pick up the kids from school or a quick trip to the grocery store when everyone started complaining about how there was nothing to eat. Boy, I’ll be glad when my oldest daughter can drive. Well sorta glad.
This past week did warm up a little, so I’ve started feeling like my old self again. (Did I just say old?) I don’t know who traded bodies with me, but I sure would like the young energetic one back I had in my twenties. Aches and pains, sore joints and being cold all the time is for the stinking birds for sure. 🙂
Here I go again, off the blasted track. Focus, dang it, focus.
So, I was wondering during all my time locked up in the house, when I could have or should have been writing, what I would do with one entire day that I “had” absolutely nothing planned. No kids to pick up from school. No breakfast, lunch or dinner to fix. No dog, cat, or hamster to clean up after. And definitely no laundry to take care of.
I decided I would curl up under a nice warm blanket with a hot beverage close by and read until I could read no more. My “to read” pile is almost to the ceiling. Then if it was warm enough, I’d find a nice quite empty park to walk through, maybe sit and just enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. I know finding an empty quiet park is a task all by itself, but I know it’s out there! It has to be out there! LOL With all that’s going on in my life, I might be a wee bit on the verge of stressed.
Me? Stressed? Are you kidding? I’m the queen of denial on this issue and usually hide the side effects pretty well. You’d be surprised how easy it is to just blame it on my husband’s snoring and keeping me up at night. Sleep depravation is a form of torture, right? But I’m being honest with myself today. I survived Thanksgiving and managed to complete NaNoWriMo, made it through the Christmas and New Year holiday chaos as well as my son breaking his arm the second week back to school. Not to mention my two daughter’s and their colorguard and drama tournaments worked in there somewhere and somehow. Yep, it’s all trying to creep up on me at once. Time to find a way to relax and recharge. What I’m craving is some quality quiet time here. Now all I have to do is find a way too make it happen and stay sane until then. 🙂
If you had an entire day to spend any way you wanted, with absolutely no obligations or responsibility, how would you spend the perfect day?