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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Insanity strikes again!

What was I thinking?

My daughter's soccer coach called last week, and wanted to know if we wanted to put her in the tournament this weekend. The official season for our county recreation center is over, so this is over and above. I called my husband to see what he said . . . he was all for it.

Of course he was! It's not his butt that's gonna be sitting on icy metal bleachers during two nighttime practices this week!

And, our whole weekend is shot now. OK. That's unkind. It's not shot. But it will be filled with tournament play.

I ask again: What was I thinking?

Not much happening on the writing front. It seems I've become the Queen of Procrastination.

I can't write. My kids are bugging me.

I can't write. We're going hiking.

I can't write. I have to get caught up with TiVo so it doesn't delete something I want to see.

I can't write. I need a nap.

In my own defense, I seem to be more productive when either nobody else is home or when everybody's asleep. When I can open Rocky up, pop the headphones on, and get lost. And that hasn't been happening since the holiday.

The good news is, I had a great dream the other night that sparked an idea. It's the same way IH came to me, but this time, I didn't dream the whole story like I had with IH. Just a few good scenes. Yesterday, I downloaded Post-It software from the Post-It Notes site, and started storyboarding.

Yeah, I know. That's just more procrastination. But at least it's something.


  • I ask you: What were you thinking?

    Sorry, I couldn't resist doing that for some reason. Doesn't sound like a pleasant weekend coming. Good luck.

    Maybe it's not procrastination. Maybe you just need a break or something. Maybe you just need the solitude. I can't create with a bunch of hub-bub. (That word was fun to write.)

    I didn't know that Post-It had software. Does the Post-It software put little slips of paper looking notes on your desktop? That would be neat.

    By Blogger Yankeebob, at 12:53 PM  

  • I'm so scattered these days I can't seem to write anything worthwhile either... take that time out for yourself, it will come back to you! :)

    By Blogger Kim, at 1:15 PM  

  • Bob -- Funny Guy! Yeah, I found out the weekend was even worse than I thought. My daughter has two games Saturday (9:30 and 3:30) and one or two games on Sunday (depending on whether or not they win). The first one? 8:30am! Which means I have to leave the house by 7. Which means I have to get up earlier than I do on school days. Gah.

    And I actually think my problem is I have been taking a break. I need to get back into the swing. Maybe tonight. My husband works late, so if I can herd the kids into bed early enough, it's headphone time!

    Post-It software. That's exactly what it does. The free version puts little notes on your desktop, and (I think) you can set little reminder alarms. I bought the standard version ($14.95) so I could have different colored notes and "memoboards". Very cool.

    By Blogger Lynn, at 2:58 PM  

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