Monday, January 11, 2010

Cleaning, teaching, planning dinner

Christmas is almost taken down around here. It's almost put in all the right containers and some of it is even already in the garage waiting for the new shelves it will be stored on.

And while that was being done, much junk was being sorted through and put in either the garbage or the giveaway box. The trash people are going to hate us and the Salvation Army will be glad to see us. And my car might even fit in the garage!

The kids are officially part time Virtual Academy students. It won't affect them or their lessons but it sure does take the pressure off of me to have them ready for those statewide standardized tests that I have such a problem with. They don't have to test. Which is perfect since they have trouble with reading (they're almost to grade level) and handwriting (not nearly as close). I kept the language arts and math portions of the curriculum. I want to focus on the basics for awhile and get them both up to speed. I'll be buying a membership to the Science and Nature Museum and we'll add fun activities like letterboxing and geocaching AFTER they do their daily reading lessons.

The freezers are half full of I-don't-know-what. So at lunchtime I took a look through the house freezer and decided to cook those chicken tenders for dinner tonight. Nothing quite like finishing the bags of this and that so I can refill and restock with neatly packaged food I can spot at a glance. I might make it out to the garage and look through the chest freezer and make some menues from what's inside. I know there's a rack of ribs out there. And probably some bratwurst. Maybe some ground beef. I hesitate to get too knowledgeable because it might mean I'll have to do a major grocery shop.

Someday I want a chef and a kitchen staff.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I'm writing a book.

For real. A book. I evidently have something of importance to toss out into the world because there are actual people who are telling me I ought to write a book. So I am.

Anyway, I've spent a lot of time working on an outline. A guideline of what I'd like to tell people. So far, nothing has stuck. Oh, I have an idea for several chapters. I even have a Word doc started called "book". But when I get right down to it I can't make the words get onto the paper.

For instance, I want to write about all the things I want to say to people but can't. And the reason I can't is because it wouldn't be kind and I've been mandated - by the LORD - to love people. All people, even the most unloveable. So there goes an incredibly funny chapter. I can guarantee it would make every one of you laugh out loud. Maybe even snort your tea. But you'll never get to read it because I can't write it because it wouldn't be kind.

So back to the drawing board so to speak.

Maybe I could write about being married forever to a man I don't currently live with. Now THAT could be interesting except that he's working out of the country because he loves us and is doing what he has to do. So there's really not much to say about that.

Two chapters you won't see from this author.

So tell me, do any of you want to hear how I'm like my father according to my mother? No?

I'm still going to write that book because I refuse to let a prophecy pass me by. And besides, included in that prophecy was the mention of wealth. I can definitely use the wealth.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday - a day of new beginnings

I took several days off from writing and most everything else I could/should have been doing. About the only thing that was accomplished this holiday weekend was washing dishes. And only because I don't buy disposable dishware (including paper plates). We had to have something to put the microwave food on.

I think I might take today off, too. The only think I can think of to write is the mundane stuff my days are usually made of. I can't make them funny so that's it.

I might be back today. Or not. When I find something to say.