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Monday, July 14, 2008

List in the Making

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Here we had rain yesterday which really made all of us with crunchy grass and drooping gardens excited beyond words. When I was a kid and it rained on Sunday it was reason for a long face and lots of grumbling. Now, I see the first raindrops and lift my gaze to the sky, urging the fat, dark clouds to have at it. My, how things do change.

Change. That's right. It's what's on my mind this morning. No, nothing big. No life-altering, drastic changes. I'm just contemplating the difference a week can make, how much things can evolve in just a few days. I don't know if you recall but last Monday I was half-crazed, almost out of my mind, trying to juggle a boatload of stuff all at once. Edits. Finishing a book. Keeping the gardens alive. Blogging. Finding time to talk to Hubby. Remembering to brush my hair.

You get the idea.

Well I'm happy (ecstatic!) to say my to-do list is...well, done. I took the weekend to catch up on all I'd neglected around here, as well. Banished the (enormous) dust bunnies. Cleaned the (science experiments from the) fridge. Straightened out my (exploded) closet. Reacquainted myself with the pots and pans in the kitchen, and the stove and oven. (Hubby is very happy to have eaten food that required more than one pot to prepare.) Played with cat.

Yes, all is well at Casa Leone.

Except...well, except now I don't have a to-do list. Sure, we've got stuff going on this week, doctor and hair appointments and gardening, things like that. But an on-the-desk to-do list? Uh...don't have one. Nope; I've checked all over my newly polished desktop and the familiar scrap of paper isn't here.

Kind of unsettling, this listless week. Very weird. So, what to do? Any suggestions?

Of course I could apply myself to a half-finished manuscript, an installment in one of the series I've got going. But no, I don't feel like doing that. Not because the book is bugging me or anything. It's just that I've just finished up with those characters. Kind of like revisiting friends you just visited a few days ago, you know? Nah, I like 'em but I don't want to see them again so soon.

But there has been a small-ish story I've had hammering in my head for a while now. Something entirely different from anything I've written before. Something kind of dark and sensual...yeah, that's it. I'll begin that this week. Sure, it'll work. A few days to let my mind wander among otherworldly creatures...

Now that I've got something to put on a list I've just got to find a small piece of...hey, who cleaned my desk and put away the scrap paper pile? Hmm?

5 comments:

Amy said...

LOL on being "List" less. It's weird when something changes like that, isn't it?

Oh, look, you found something to do. Start a new scrap paper pile and get that list going!

Or just relax and enjoy the week.

Glad you got rain. It's been hot, hot, hot here with no rain on the horizon. Can't really say I'm sad.

Amy said...

LOL on being "List" less. It's weird when something changes like that, isn't it?

Oh, look, you found something to do. Start a new scrap paper pile and get that list going!

Or just relax and enjoy the week.

Glad you got rain. It's been hot, hot, hot here with no rain on the horizon. Can't really say I'm sad.

Kara Lynn Russell said...

sarita,
I'd be happy to share some of my to-do list with you. :D
Kara

Dru said...

I'm glad you were able to add something to your to-do-list.

Melissa said...

WTG on getting it all done! Have fun making the new list!