We've decided that since I don't teach on Wednesdays in the summer, that Wednesday will be "date night." G recruits every weekend, so Saturdays and Sundays will find her in a sack chair with a clipboard watching terrible high school softball, while I sit home and binge watch Property Brothers. So we've decided that every … Continue reading Date Night: The New Wednesday Ritual
Month: June 2015
Say What You Mean
I was on such a roll this morning! Totally absorbed in my book project, getting places, making connections. It was sweet. I was humming. But then I had to break to meet a client and all my momentum died. I thought I would come home and pick it up again, but it didn't happen. At … Continue reading Say What You Mean
Reconciliation after a long estrangement
One of the things on my "Things I Love" list are movies that end with reconciliations after long estrangements. I feel like I am living one of those movies now. I have been holding a grudge towards a person in my town for a long time, and only recently, thanks in part to Brene Brown's … Continue reading Reconciliation after a long estrangement
A Sunday Brunch Meditation
Over gluten-free waffles, green juice and coffee Misty, Vince and I talked about role models, and how if it weren't for our friends' families, we would never have imagined that parents could be nice to one another, and to their children. So if you have a half-way decent family situation, you should open your home … Continue reading A Sunday Brunch Meditation
What do you love? What don’t you love?
Okay, now I'm excited. The blogger John, from Stories in the Struggle posted a Love/Hate Challenge. The deal is that you list 10 things you love and 10 things you hate, and then ask all of your readers and followers to do the same. I'm in, John! This is the core exercise of my book. Making … Continue reading What do you love? What don’t you love?
Week 1 Gratitudes
Time for some appreciation and gratitude. This is the end of Week 1 of my new intention to write every day, Monday through Friday, on The Project. First, I appreciate G. For everything, but especially for understanding why I am squirreled up in my room so much, and for making the elixir (we are doing … Continue reading Week 1 Gratitudes
Talk In Ink
Today I planted marigolds. In pots. I then arranged them around the patio, here and there. Sprinkle, sprinkle. Little dots and pots of yellow. Very nice. I thought: "When these marigolds are all bushy and beautiful, my book will be done." This thought made me happy. Like when I was pregnant I would think: When … Continue reading Talk In Ink
Writing is such a head game
I was tired. I didn't feel like it. It was cold. I have been breaking my "No Humans Before 11 AM" rule by switching my workouts to 9 which is NOT GOOD.. Vince had me do a million squats today. And lots of ab work, and the hated pull-ups. And burpees. And what I call … Continue reading Writing is such a head game
"Who cares?" "So what?" These are the questions that have derailed me every time I got to the point where I was ready to put my work out there. I'd read my stuff and get the sinking feeling that it was all bullshit. "Who the hell cares? So what?" I'd ask myself. And then I'd … Continue reading Who Cares?
It’s “Go” Day
I have been working on a writing project that just can't seem to launch. Or, let me re-phrase that: I have been working on a writing project that I can't seem to launch. Jennifer and I have been talking about it and she's given me exercises to do. Make a calendar. Create tasks. Break it … Continue reading It’s “Go” Day