Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday is here...


bread shop in Belgium around the corner
from the hostel
Saturday...it's almost noon already. I woke up thinking it wasn't quite 6am yet...but as I set the flame on the teapot I noticed it was closer to 8! I got my tea ready and sat down to the computer for a bit. After checking email, eating some toast and reading a few blogs with a sleeping kitty on my lap it was suddenly 10. Wha...?

I decided to hop in the shower and get a move on. I had a lot I wanted to get done today, after all. But first...I had to do the things that needed to be done. Like sorting through the piles that continually multiply despite my attempts to purge the mail before even bringing it in. A few loads of laundry...just to stay caught up. Rearrange the little set of drawers I have here by the computer...purged three phone books and made a ton of  room for computer papers and such. And I'm about to go on a quick run for milk and a few other things.

When I get back, I will begin to do the things that I want to do today. Like making ornaments and dolls and rosettes for the boutique. Then write my 500 words for today's NaNoWriMo plus the 300 or so I am behind. Writing 500 words a day isn't that hard as it turns out. I should have known this wouldn't be a problem for me. I was referred to as a "social butterfly" in grade school on a few occasions after all. Being wordy isn't difficult for me. (Ahem) And don't get me wrong, I'm not saying those 500 or so words that find their way to the page are interesting by any means, or that they string together to form coherent thoughts or paint vivid pictures. But the words are there...and that is the point of NaNoWriMo. To get words to paper in the form of a novel. And I like that about it. I'm glad I stepped up to the challenge.

Speaking of "the novel"...I had a really cool idea while in the shower this morning about a possible way that I can string those words together to make some sort of sense. It just came to me. And I'm excited to see how it works! (I may need to keep a notebook in the shower...I get so many ideas while I'm in there!)

But...first...the grocery store!!

Be blessed this beautiful autumn day...the air is cool and the leaves are falling. This makes me happy...

xo

6 comments:

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

I ALWAYS get my best thoughts in the shower. What's with that?

Despite the wind it is SUCH a beautiful morning, and rain scheduled for later in the day. I'm headed out to the garden to tidy it up before planting garlic on Monday. I've let the chickens in to help me - they get to eat any critters still hanging around. Enjoy your Saturday!

Nancy said...

lawman and i were hard at it this morning. ahem, this basement project has got to get done and SOON.
i keep a notepad on the bathroom counter and another by my bed; no telling when a good idea will strike. love that little photo!

Baby Mama said...

you make me feel so peaceful <3

ThyHandHathProvided said...

My best ideas seem to come while washing dishes. I think this is because my thoughts are occupied by what my kids may be doing while I'm in the shower:-). I agree with Baby Mama- you have a soothing effect and I love it:-).

teekaroo said...

My mom always has a little notebook and pen in the bathroom drawer and one by her bed.

Talitha said...

My best thoughts come while running or driving. What can I say? Movement moves me. lol I'm seriously considering getting a digital recorder to carry with me so I can hang onto those thoughts. I guarantee when I finally get a pen and paper, they are gone.