Marathons, Mowing and Other Things

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! I didn’t do much – I was alone most of the weekend and it was kind of nice. The birthday party went good on Saturday. I sure was tired by the time I got home. I collapsed after the kiddo went with this dad.

I did get some writing done this weekend, which was great. I got in about 1800 words and finished writing chapter 7 and proofing it. I just have to keep the momentum going now. The plot board has helped immensely, even though I’ve already veered off track. Not too much, just a little. It’s nice to see where i’m going all laid out for me. You will note the word meter has moved. 😀

Also got the chapter newsletter out. Now I need to get mine written and set up to send.

Monday was an all day Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon. Yes, I sat and watched it most of the day. I was bad. However, it gave me so many ideas for stories! That’s the wonderful thing about Star Trek. It’s inspirational. And I missed that show quite a bit. It was nice to revisit with the crew of the Enterprise. I don’t know who I love more: Picard or Riker.

I also did manage to get the jungle in the back mowed. It was a beast, too. I pulled a muscle in my back doing it. The grass was still dewy and it kept clogging the mower. I turned it over to get the grass out and then it smoked like crazy. I think some of the oil must have leaked or something. Anyway, there was a big white cloud coming out of it and I had to let it sit for a while before I went back to mowing. Took me over an hour (with two breaks) to get the blasted yard mowed, but I got it done.

Instead of cleaning house this weekend, I wrote. My house is filthy – especially the bathrooms – but I negleted it anyway and opted to write. I figured it could wait at least one or two more days.

Let’s see…what else. I made tremendous hamburgers for dinner on Monday. I broiled them instead of grilling them. They came out good! Kiddo came home with a large box of a Lego Star Wars At-Ap Walker that – guess what? – had to be put together. All 352 pieces of it. I started on it. I have the lower half done but it’s not finished yet. You’d think building stuff with Legos would be fun…

It’s too bad I have to go back to work today. I thoroughly enjoyed my extra day off rattling around the house. Ah well. At least it’s a short week!

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.