Last night after a rough week for me, I started thinking about all the things I need to get done. I’ve had two requests for possibly paid writing assignments, as well as a number of errands to run today. My brain was going a mile a minute so I did what I always do. I made a list. I also set my alarm.
I hate setting my alarm on the weekend because I hate mornings. Mornings shouldn’t start until noon but that isn’t how the world works.
This morning I woke up at 3:30 in pain (no news there). It was too early to take my daily meds. I tried to go back to sleep and only managed to doze. When my alarm went off, I took my meds and refused to get up. My brain simply wouldn’t function enough to be upright.
However, I was up, showered, and dressed by 8:15 at which time I hit the computer. I paid bills yesterday but I had a bunch of other things to do. I’ve gotten six things of my long long list done this morning. Actually as I look at my desk, I’ve gotten more because I’ve also started a grocery list.
I need new cartridges for my printer so I ordered stuff online to pick up in the store. I have to give them an hour. In that hour, I’m hoping to check off a couple of other things from my to do list.
One of the writing assignments is an editor wants to see one of my crochet patterns in different pictures. Unfortunately, I’ve given away the item so I can’t just snap new pics for her. I have to make a new one. I’ve already had two people offer to take the item when I’m done with it so that’s good. I need to figure out colors – need two. I’ll look at the pattern and see what yarn I used before and then I’ll hit my stash. If I remember correctly, the pattern only took a couple of nights so I’m hoping I can finish it quickly in order to take the requested pictures.
For the other writing assignment, I have to get a rough draft done and off to the editor in a week. I made a start but when I wrote it I sort of hated it. I’ve done this before. I’m often too critical of my own work. I’ll reread what I have and see if it’s usable and if not, I’ll start over. The other thing is to see what pictures I have to go with the article. The editor gave me a deadline but not length requirements which makes it more difficult.
Shortly, Ken and I will run errands and probably pick up lunch. Then I’m hitting the recliner and writing – article or novel – unless Ken wants to spend time with me. If he does, I’ll work on crocheting. It’s going to be a busy day and busy weekend but hopefully I can clear up my to do list and make a fresh start for next week.