I’m tired today. I don’t want to do anything. And it’s on days like this that I know I need to do something lest I lose my mind. But I don’t want to. Does anyone else relate to this conundrum?
It seemed like things just started all wrong for me today. I didn’t sleep well last night – probably because we rearranged our bedroom furniture and my brain thought I was somewhere else. Then I got a cold shower, because apparently our water heater decided my husband was the only one in our house worthy of a hot shower today. Normally I don’t take a shower until the baby’s first naptime, but today we had the inspection for the house we’re trying to buy so I had to be ready to go by 8:40, when my husband was going to pick me and the baby up. Luckily my husband left work a little early and came home to help with the baby so I could be ready to leave on time.
The inspection went great. Baby wasn’t too happy by the end of it because his next meal ended up being late, plus he didn’t get a great nap. But he’s napping now, I’m drinking the coffee I craved all morning as I write, and listening to the Lord of the Rings soundtracks.
Incidentally, I just love the music from those movies. It’s what I listen to when I want to get creative and write fiction. Yes, I write fiction. No, I’m not going to post any of it on my blog any time soon. There is a particular story I’ve had in mind for a few years now, which I’ll probably post samples of once I get around to actually writing it, but that won’t be for quite a while. Much needs to be done first. Like prayer. And research. I’m not making excuses – I just know there are things I need to do and learn if I’m going to do a story justice.
Gosh, I’m bad at this “streams of consciousness” thing! The idea is, you’re supposed to just write without stopping or editing and post whatever comes out. But I’m an obsessive self-editor. I’m constantly going back and reading and deleting and re-writing. I can’t help it. I’ll write the same paragraph a dozen times before I’m satisfied with it.
Oh, I started a new thing this week – Mi Querida Biblia, from my friend Renee’s blog (I get a lot of things from her blog – she kind of rocks like that!). She has this really nifty button I can put on my blog…but I don’t know how! A button tutorial is in order. I shall schedule one for tonight with my husband the computer guru and then write a nice descriptive post about the path I traveled to my decision to join in the Mi Querida Biblia fun. Somewhere between “24” and “Castle”, I’ll get it done.
Speaking of “24”, did you know this is its last season??? This is the first season I’ve actually watched and I’m hooked. My husband said not to worry, we can order the first 7 seasons on Netflix.
That could be dangerous.