Busy! I’ve been busy. Except, it doesn’t really feel like being busy. I think, more, id that I’ve been doing a lot of things that are emotionally and mentally draining, so I feel like I’ve been doing a lot, without necessarily having the products to show for it.
Things like commuting 45 minutes four times a week.
Writing a book thing. (Oh, book thing, I lovelovelove you. I do. I know sometimes I yell at you, but when I step back and think about you for half a second my heart aches with how much cool I think you are.) (Aaand, there come the tears. That’s a good sign!)
Being a wife/friend/cat mother. I spend an inordinate amount of time bonding with my kitties. It is also time I spend reading, more often than not. And what is reading if not job prep? There! I spend a lot of time working. ^_^
Other stuff. Some of it cleaning. But not much.
I’ve been feeling pretty tired lately, and have been struggling to get my wordcounts done. I’m a bit troubled by this phenomenon, especially considering the above lovelovelove I have for said book. Next weekend we will be going out of town to visit Caleb’s family, down at the beach. I think the change of scenery will help, as well as having some time off work. My goal is to get ahead of wordcounts a bit, so I can take it easy and just enjoy the company of good people.
(Dear characters: you are good people [most of you], but you are also in my head. And it smells weird in there, so pardon me if I get out for a while.)
I’ve written before about how important it is to keep yourself fueled. Since restarting my dayjob, and dealing with a much longer commute than I’ve ever had before, that need is more apparent to me than ever. also, harder to keep up. I’ve been exercising more, too, since that’s supposed to be good for, well, everything. And the walks I take with Mr. Eliza are pretty fantastic. So long as we don’t walk around the part of our town where the crackheads live. Cause that’s just depressing.
What I want: A weeklong solo retreat at a house with no wifi, situated on a rocky beach far from humanity.
What I have: A turquoise office with a pair of Parisian Street Urchins and two adorable if distracting kitties (and one adorable if distracting husband).
You know, in the grand scheme of things, I’m coming out ahead.
Now, if I could just get those damn queries sent out.