When one is not writing one is blogging

Today I chased a butterfly.

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Need to know 4 – writing cabin

Missed the first questions? Click here: Need to know 1 – happiness Need to know 2 – chores Need to know 3 – relationships You were given a month away in a cabin to work on writing undisturbed. Question a) Is the desired cabin in the mountains, on a lake, in a forest or on a beach? Question b) Who would you like to have with you as your writing companion? Me: WELL. I think I would like a cabin in all of those locations, but if I had to pack up and leave today I’d pick a beach. I’m … Continue reading Need to know 4 – writing cabin

Need to know 2 – chores

Missed the first question? Click here: Need to know 1 – happiness If you could give up one necessary household chore forever but had to replace it with another chore, which would they be? Me: clean the bathroom I want the bathroom to be sparkly clean as well as highly organized. I don’t want to think about where stuff is, I just want to reach for it and do my business. This is tricky in a home where multiple people use the same bathroom. Why is it so hard to put the toothpaste in the same location every time, hang … Continue reading Need to know 2 – chores

Typical morning routine of a NaNoWriMo writer

Writing for National Novel Writing Month has had a bit of a rocky start. But, like many parents around the world, weekends belong to youth sports, so there’s that.

Still, since November 1, I have managed to churn out a small amount of the anticipated 50k total expected by the end of the month: alas, only about 2000 words so far. None of them for the memoir though – I’m working on a different story. Continue reading “Typical morning routine of a NaNoWriMo writer”

A trip down memory lane during the Polar Vortex

Today you get two posts in one day. There is a reason for this: I am the MASTER of procrastination. Add your name to my list if you, too, want to learn how, I’ll send you a book. 🙄

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Once, when I was in my 20s, a girl from my Toronto office and another one from the Montreal office went down to San Antonio for a business trip/training session.

It was January, I believe. We dressed warm to leave the house and trekked to the airport with bulky luggage where we endured de-icing delays before finally flying off to sunny Texas.

After we checked in to our hotel, we went to walk around the grounds. The sun was out, it was warm, and we didn’t have to spend twenty minutes getting dressed in layers.

There was an outdoor pool that looked quite inviting. So we went back in, changed into bathing suits, and sat on the deck chairs enjoying the late afternoon warmth.

Two other girls from our company came by and introduced themselves. They were from an office in Florida.

Both were dressed in long pants, long shirts, and light jackets.

“It’s chilly today,” they said. “Aren’t you ladies cold in your swim wear?”

Ha.

Texans and Floridians didn’t understand how a trio from Canada can sit pool side in the 22° C degree weather (71 °F).

lol

This little historical anecdote popped into my head as I sit here sheltering myself from the onslaught of the so-called Polar Vortex. Everyone and their grandmother is All Up In Arms about the Polar Vortex.

Sigh.

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This is what procrastination looks like

Well, here’s one example…

This is one of four full bins which resided on my very long driveway along the northern house wall for several months. But before you think we’re a bunch of hopeless boozers, let it be know that these bins date back to before Christmas. I was simply too lazy to drag the empties to the Beer store where returns for funds can be made, and so the bins accumulated.

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