It felt like fall today, so I made myself winter food for breakfast: veggie hash, which is basically just whatever veggies I have available, chopped up reasonably small (for fast cooking) and sauteed, with some protein source mixed in. Today, it was acorn squash, sweet potato, carrot, parsnip, bok choy, and red onion with bacon. Some spices — garlic-salt and ginger — while cooking. At the last minute, I added half an avocado because I had two that are ripe. Wow, the avocado just made it. It added a touch of cool creaminess, but the heat of the veggies was enough to soften it, so all the veggies became lightly avocado-flavored. That sounds weird, but it was delicious.
In the last four days, I have edited 150,000 words. (Mostly not my own words.) I am seriously wiped out. Editing is such focused work. But I enjoyed it. Most of all, I enjoyed going over to a friend’s last night for our weekly writing get-together and getting to be back in my own world again. Spending my day hours editing made my evening hours of writing all the better.
I haven’t thought much about editing as what I should be doing to make money while I write for fun, but now I’m considering the idea. I thought I was so burned out on editing that I would never go back, but… well, I don’t know. Maybe.
Yesterday, first day of October, I stretched my lunch break to two hours so that I could spend one of them floating in the pool and reading a book. I think this is the first time that I’ve still been swimming regularly as October begins. This year I saw maybe two love bugs, that was it. Usually by now we’re infested with them. Maybe the summer was too wet? But I’m grateful for the last lingering days of enjoying the water.
This feels like a very boring blog post, but I’ve got a bunch of businesslike things to do — making a new box set, pulling The Spirits of Christmas from non-Amazon sites, downloading a translation, writing a book description and a forward — and I’m feeling so fried from the editing that I’m avoiding all those things. Plus, avocado in veggie hash & swimming in October are things I want to remember, and blogging works that way for me. But back to work I go…
Judy, Judy, Judy said:
I like to blog about things I want to remember, too. Also I like to keep things I don’t want to lose in my blog. And yet – I am now considering completely changing my blog. I don’t feel like it’s serving me lately.
Your week sounds like a balance of productive and fun and your breakfast sounds yummy. I am on staycation until 10/9 as work was definitely dragging me down. Going to do a writing project. I won’t say it will be fun but I am excited about it.
I go through lots of blog variations — changing the styles, plus creating new ones then taking them down. And every so often I feel super guilty about what a bad author blog it is — I should be doing stuff on my website not rambling about my life. But six months from now, my blog will be ten years old and I seem to be too attached to it the way it is to give it up. If I had one change to make, it would be to post more often and to worry less about boring people. 🙂
Enjoy your staycation!