Thursday, September 9, 2010

to blog and to write ...


my writers group just finished ... we met here at my house .... after i put away the cheese and crackers and did the little thingy that sucks all the air out of a not quite finished bottle of wine, i got on the computer ... and checked email ... and went on my mosaic page with my 12 favorite websites to do some net surfing, blog browsing, time wasting .....and midway through reading someone else's blog, thought to myself, OH, i have a blog ... so here i am, next day in the trying to reclaim the good blogger habit .... and all i have to report is that i had a glorious day ... just fabulous ... all day long was doing good things with good people ... that's nice, right?

one of those good people was my littlest kid, little.e.beck.artist ... boy.beck.artist and girl.beck.artist are on a middle school retreat ... sleep away .... so i had uninterrupted time with my little one ... and it was grand ... when she got home from school, she made me write a list of the things i wanted to accomplish in the afternoon .. i said nap ... she said, put it on the list ...i put nap, tidy, fold laundry, shower, and FAST grocery.... she added to my list: quiz her in spelling, quiz her in math, play backgammon, and play monopoly deal .... she planned it all out so we'd get it all in ... i was allotted a 40 minute nap FIRST, go to sleep right now, mommy .... so i snoozed while she did the things on her list .... we opened a box of cookies at the grocery store ... i beat her at backgammon ... she probably won't spell rehearsal or orchestra right on her test tomorrow ...
it was nice living the afternoon by her minute to minute list ....
above is a pic of yesterday's quote card where i taped it up by the sink .... it is there between the flying pig and the grow your own scallions .... a couple weeks ago, i was slicing scallions for the yummiest potatoes that i make ... and the bulbs of them were SO rooty ... so i stuck them in some water for the fun of it ... for the science experiment of it ... for the joy of it ... and now i have green onions growing in a cup .... and i trim the top occasionally into a dish when i need some onioniness ....

tonight, my group read aloud the first half of chapter three of all i want ... that's the name of my book i am trying to write ... all i want ... maybe it'll be more real if i tell you what it's called, huh? i wasn't as charged up about this writing group as i have been the others ... maybe i'm just getting used to it now ... that's probably good, right? i got one most excellent notion that i'm going to try and figure in to the book this weekend ...

and soon i need to do some serious painting ... cause i have a show at the end of the month .. and it would behoove me to have some fresh work ... as well as some smaller pieces that can be impulse purchases ....

happiness to you ... look for some joy ... sometimes it's right in between the flying pig and the green onions ....

3 comments:

artmom said...

isn't she the little organization whizkid!!! like mom and grandma, perhaps? my lists get less and less finished lately....

gallery Hop has taken all of my efforts and energy the past few weeks.....it is tomorrow and will try to post pics on FB if I get any good ones!

aimee said...

i love those thingies that suck the air out of a not quite finished bottle of wine! but i love even more the way you decorated your backsplash with lovey notes - i will have to remember this!

see you there! said...

Joy can be found in the most surprising places can't it?

Darla