Today started with a dream about a bill that needs paying. 😛 Not a happy start.

Then I had to go to the insurance office to see if we were covered for a little mishap the other day when the driver door of Newell’s car became intimately acquainted with the garage door opener track. We weren’t. Strike two on the day.

So, I got a late start with my routine. However, I did finally get my three chapters revised — and since I am working on integrating a VERY detailed beta critique, that also involved going back through all the previous chapters and adjusting stuff. I am getting to the point where I cannot WAIT to be done…and I used to like this book. 😛

I didn’t get a lot of straightening up done since the chapters took so long, but I did get the rest of the island cleared off and some mail sorted, as well as a load of dishes washed. Baby steps. At least there was progress. That’s what is important, right?

I built a lovely salad for supper, but went over my calorie budget for the day. I think it was the snack…but I can’t let all that lovely lemon pound cake go to waste, can I?

Tomorrow is my talk for the San Gabriel Writers League. I will probably need to focus on getting ready for that most of the day. I have to get books together, print out the handout I am putting together, and generally panic about giving a pep talk for an hour. 🙂 I may not get 2000 words or three chapters done. But it will be for a good reason, and still writing related.


Today I cleaned — the island in my kitchen, washed a load of dishes.

Today I weighed — 188.1

Today I wrote/revised — 3 chapters of revisions on Skellyman.


I also took “Before” pictures on the current state of the house. Shows a lot of back-sliding, but I think most of it can be recovered in time:



This and the following show still needing attention areas of the kitchen. (I decided to break the photos down into bite-sized portions.)



Had to toss the pomegranate after waiting too long to eat it. Resolved not to waste as much food this year either!

On the other hand, here is the completed part of my kitchen for the day:



I am thinking I might do a new “Game” this year. Put all the “Before” photos onto one page and roll a thirty sided die (I think there are about 33, but I’ll figure something out) to choose an area to clean that day. What do you think of that idea?


About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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2 Responses to 1/2/2013

  1. Sort It says:

    The die sounds like fun 🙂 Good luck! P.S. Try turning on music, and going to it. You may find it more enjoyable 😀

    • I used to have a “housecleaning” set on my iPod and iTunes, but the one needs charging, and the other doesn’t work for me any more. I’ll have to remedy that. thanks for the reminder!

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