Writing, Meatloaf and Weather

The last few nights, I’ve sat down to write on the Magic story and I realized I have to work out some backstory before I can move on. So last night was all about getting the that down and right before I can move on – specifically because it sets up the rest of the story (and the next book). I want it to be right.

This book is hard to rewrite than I ever imagined, but yet I’m really happy with the way the story has turned out so far. I still feel like I’m plodding along, though. I just don’t see how I could speed things up any more. I guess the most important thing is I’m writing every day.

Anyway… last night for the first time in my entire adult life, I made microwave meatloaf. Oh, sure, I’ve baked it in the oven before but in these busy days, who really has time to bake a meatloaf for an hour? Forget that. I opted for the microwave version in half the time. I have to say… it was tasty! Very moist and yummy. It didn’t dry out on the top. Even the kiddo ate it! It was my sister’s recipe from way back and I finally tried it after all these years. I can’t believe I waited so long. I will never cook meatloaf in the oven again. I also made mashed potatoes (from scratch) and steamed broccoli.

Yesterday was a particularly unnerving day for me. Lots going on in my world – which is about to go under a major upheaval. I was on edge most of the day and will be for about the next week or so. I don’t like feeling stressed out or nervous but unfortunately that’s the way my life will be for a little while yet.

As soon as I can, I’ll blog about it.

The weather around here has been absolutely gorgeous. Low temps at night and the highs have only been around 80. We need jackets in the morning (which I LOVE). I had to put the heavy comforter on the bed the other night. However, the down side to this great weather is alleriges. Ragweed is very high, making all of us miserable even though we’re trying to enjoy the loveliness of the day.

Yesterday at lunch, Man and I walked down to Starbucks for our daily coffee. On the way back, we stopped at the corner of 4th and Throckmorton and sat on a bench under a tree. We people watched for a good 30 minutes, which is always entertaining with the downtown crowd. You can tell so much about a person by the way they walk and talk. There was the lady with the neopolitan colored outfit. The lady who wore 4 inch heels (honestly!) downtown and had a hard time walking in them and over-compensated by swinging her hips more than necessary. The group of men who were oblivious to anyone and everyone around them and who made a lady carrying a Burberry bag in one hand and a cigarette in the other step into the street into oncoming traffic. I swear, those guys should have been paying more attention and allowed the lady some room on the sidewalk. Even Man had a comment about that.

It was a really nice respite before we had to go back to the stuffy office for the rest of the day. I so wanted to stay outside. But, alas, our jobs were waiting for us when we returned to work.

And speaking of work…it’s that time again. Happy Wednesday!

By Michelle

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