Lessee, what did I do today? I’m sure I must’ve done something to get to 14,129 steps and 67 active minutes.
1. GOT UP EARLY. My doctor’s appointment was at 07:30. Getting there counts as an accomplishment. I know many people are at work before that hour of the AM every day, but I am not one of them. So I drank lot of extra Scottish Breakfast tea, and took advantage of being out & about during hours I would be sleeping to get a lot of errands run.
2. What kind of errands? I bought all the things in the world. (Not really, but it felt like that and filled up my wee tiny car.) At one point I sent Spouseman a text saying, “At Target, waiting for Costco to open so I can do the pantry-foods restock. Not impulse-shopping tho.”
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Big lie. Is it possible to visit Target without impulse shopping? Not for me. No guilt though, since I only impulse-shop sale items that are either shelf-stable consumables or already on a needs list. Still, I had to smile when the cashier went all poker-faced looking at my cart. A snow shovel, a Christmas sweater with a llama on it, drain cleaner, a box of Frosted Mini-Wheats, a pack of metallic Sharpies, Tostitos, cat treats, and a leather belt. Among other things.
(I am not listing all the errands I ran or things bought because oy. It was just groceries and etc, but…So. Much Etc.)
3. Getting stuff is only half the battle. By the time I got home and carried All The Things in, unboxed & put everything away, cleaned up the debris, and finished all re-organization that goes along with seasonal Big Purchases Day, I was exhausted & hungry.
4. So I made myself a festive, celebratory lunch of New Snack Foods & Fresh Fruits.
4.5 And a fresh pot of tea. See: point #1.
5. Performed some overdue authoring maintenance and posted “I sell books” reminders to social media. And thing happened that’s never happened before: it resulted in a sale. (I mean, I’m sure sales sometimes happen as a result, but immediately? For the title I promoted? That’s unprecedented. And a happy thing.)
5. I also did make an itsy-bitsy bit of progress in Ghost Town between lunch and library time. And based on past performance, I’ll finish the short-story verbing project tonight before bed.
6. Oh, by the way, if anyone is wondering why I waste time blogging instead of getting more writing done, welllllll. It’s simple. I can blog while dead tired & distracted by other activities, so it’s easy to dash these off in the half-hour or so while supper is cooking. Writing while supper is cooking is a Bad Idea. That way lies ruined food and charred pots at best. Creative immersion is…not compatible with worldly attention. So that’s a thing I don’t do.
Stay tuned for more exciting adventures later this week.
(I meant to be a hermit all month long, but life has decided otherwise. Good times.)
2 replies on “Winter Checklist 7”
I wish I had energy for blogging, or Christmas shopping. Thankfully all presents are bought.
Shopping for gifts is exhausting—good job, having it already done! This time of year just sucks out energy. No surprise you have little left for blogging. I cycle from scrambling to hibernation, I try to schedule these little notes during the up phases to lift my spirits.