Mar 22, 2010

Mistaken Monday

Last week started out pretty good, time management-wise. I got the first few posts done early and only had to schedule them on the proper day. Then Wednesday night I started working on the poetry post and spent more time staring at the screen than writing.

My poetry muse must have taken a vacation because the poem just wouldn’t come. A smart person would have switched to something else when they realized the poetry wasn’t working, but no one’s ever accused me of being smart. :-)

I worried at the darn thing until the wee hours and had a single stanza for my trouble. Next morning I went back at it again before work and managed another stanza. I’ll be the first to admit it’s not my best work, but it wasn’t the fault of the form, I just couldn’t get my head in the right space.

This weekend was even less stellar, between the weather and fighting off the death flu I didn’t have the energy to write anything. Didn’t even get started on the taxes which I’d hoped to have finished by now. C’est la vie.


My posts were all written and posted as planned, although anyone who pays attention to such things might have noticed that the time stamps for Thursday and Friday’s post were a half hour later than usual.

I did not get any extra writing done, except for the short short for my Scribe’s meeting on Monday night. I’m not exactly sure where my time went, but for some reason I also fell way behind on my blog reading and commenting. Sorry all!

This Week

Tuesday: Part VIII of my fortune telling series will examine the Ouji board. Yes, I once used a Ouji board, I was about 8. My best friend and I used it in the basement and asked who we’d marry when we grew up. My response was the letter “W” – which meant nothing to me at the time ‘cause I didn’t know anyone with that initial. Make of it what you will. ;-)
Wednesday: I’ll probably have a human story for you this week, but I found so much funny stuff about cats and dogs that you can be sure we haven’t seen the last of them.
Thursday: Passion for Poetry this week will be the Spanish form of the Glosa.
Friday: Chapter 32 of the Space Opera. Just how much joy will I let Nakeisha and Chaney “explore”? Or will I chicken out again and have something horrible happen to them instead?

I’m only about a third of the way through The Time Traveler’s Wife. I’m enjoying the book but I just haven’t been finding the time to read like I usually do. I blame this on the energy zap from the death flu.

And that’s my week in a nutshell, what are you going to be up to? Don’t be shy, share!


erica m. chapman said...

Sounds like a fun week! Sorry about the "death flu" that sucks! I used a Ouji board too when I was a teenager. It was a little freaky, it was rather spot on - *shivers*

Anyhoo, I'm going to finish the crit I'm doing then work on my revisions - finally! Fun Fun ;O)

Sounds like a busy one for ya!

Jamie D. said...

Funny how time just sort of sneaks away, isn't it? I hope you're feeling better, and that the death flu didn't strike too hard. I'm fighting off one myself (holding my own for now, but barely).

Good luck this week - here's to health and motivation!

As for that you've reminded me, I probably should do taxes in addition to the other stuff on my list... :-(