So... quick question. WHERE THE HELL DID THE WEEK GO?!?
I'm only asking because I am nowhere near accomplishing the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the week. I know you didn't ask and the last thing you want to read about is my goals but here I am, about to do it anyway.
A brief recap:
—I didn't take the Donate Pile to Goodwill because I forgot to put it in the car the day I went. Really, I'm smart in other ways. I just can't think of what those ways are.
—I didn't work out at all this week. I didn't work out at the beginning of the week because I was suffering from a rather painful right calf muscle injury. I didn't work out at the end of the week because I was struck by an extreme case of laziness. I did, however, manage to eat a couple of chocolate croissants. Of course, my goal was to not do that, not unless I completed the second draft of my book blurb.
—Which I didn't. I thought I had all the right words/phrases, just the wrong order so I printed a copy, cut it up into individual sentence strips and started playing a game of Jig Saw Puzzle. It looked like this:
|Fat Cat standing guard. Watching, judging, scheming, plotting...|
and later it looked like this:
Usually this technique works wonders for me (not the cat eating the blurb part but the rest of it). I can see the whole thing laid out before me and it's much easier than cutting and pasting in a word document. This time, unfortunately, I did not experience the same success. And Fat Cat had nothing to do with it. It's me.
I need to cut stuff out of the beginning and write a transition paragraph leading to the end line, just as soon as I decide what that end line should be. Sad to say, I can't quite get a grasp on it. Somehow, I moved backwards this week. I am no longer convinced I have all the right words. Or any of the right words.
Hence the chocolate croissants. And the chocolate chip cookies. And the chocolate chip muffins. And the... Nevermind.
I know I must be overthinking it (at least I hope that's what it is) so my new strategy is to stop overthinking it. And I will. Just as soon as I figure out how...
So goal-wise, this week was truly terrible. But here are the (non pastry) highlights from my week:
—Our house guests:
|Maximus the Mighty|
|Brewster the Bold|
—The New Guy (aka the "Are you having fun yet" guy) quit The Store. And I didn't have anything to do with it. I did write this haiku, though, when I found out:
goodbye to New Guy
been swell working with you but
glad to see you go
It's not my best but I was pretty punch drunk when I heard the news. I know, it sounds mean but there are just so many times one can ask "Are you having fun yet?" before one starts to damage my calm (For future reference, that magic number is 2.) and I was really stressing the prospect of having to work an inventory with him.
—And last, but certainly not least, this conversation with my niece:
Her: Today my class got to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" over the loudspeakers at school.
Me: That's pretty awesome. I don't think I ever got to do that in third grade. Or any other grade, for that matter.
Her: Well, did you even have loudspeakers when you were in school?
Me: Yes, we had loudspeakers when I was in school. I doubt I'm as old as you think I am.
Her: Are you sure about that?
That's all from me today. Hope y'all have a fantastic (and warm) weekend! And I promise I won't blog about the blurb or any goals at all next week...