Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Back And Better Than Ever

Apparently miracles do occur. After nearly nine months of being unable to access this blog, I'm back in--and so glad to be here.

Retirement continues to be a wonder.

I've lived in my home for almost 23 years and this is the first spring I actually noticed that the whirly-birds on the maple tree in the back yard come out a deep red before they turn brown and fall to the ground. Then I have to rake them up, but oddly, I don't mind.

I had no idea how many projects I could get into in such a short time. I painted inside the house--a wonderful color called Brown Rice, that turns a peachy color at dusk. I love the color, but even better I love the fact that I notice it.

My muse was kind enough to sit quietly until I could get to her during the heavy-duty project period, never screaming "What about me?" but gently reminding me "We haven't written yet today. Let's go do that now."

I instituted the "Sunday Review" rule, where I make myself sit down on Sunday afternoon (or evening--I'm flexible) and go over what I've accomplished for the week. I'm noting word count on each project and preening over my progress.

My goal for 2011--shout it out, sister--is to have all my current projects finished by November 1st so that I can participate in NaNoWriMo.

Guess I'd better get to it. My RWA chapter challenge for the year is 250 words per day and I'm determined to participate. WalMart calls, though. I need another can of spray paint to finish a poster frame painting project.

And the beat goes on...