Friday, October 2, 2009

Day Two and Company

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.

-Benjamin Franklin

Day one down, we are now on day two. This is good, a little hard getting used to the new schedule and I am tired, but I will get used to it. And I'm pregnant, tired is fairly normal.

I feel good and hopeful. I am also re-starting the morning pages, a tool I have used off and on from Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way. It is a full twelve week program that I have never been able to really do but I have always tried to do at least the morning pages. Maybe I will get motivated and do the whole program. I have heard from friends that it is quite life changing/enhancing/directing/motivating.

Ok, well I must get on. I need to finish an anti-foodie (I know, I know, me write an anti-foodie piece? Well, you will understand when you read it), and the inspiration and flow is flagging so I have to just, as Ann Lamott would say, get my really shitty first draft out of the way. So maybe not finished, but started.

Then I need to do some home stuff, yard work, week-wacking, some extra house cleaning, and food shopping. In anticipation of guests that I am so excited about seeing. Today one of my oldest and closest friends is coming to visit, fresh from a month long trip to Indonesia that I haven't heard enough about. I went to Indonesia in my early twenties and have always wanted to go back.

Katrina, my brilliant, busy sister is arriving Saturday morning and I am almost hopping inside to see her. Yes, weird, but that is how I feel. She will be here till Monday and then my mom arrives Sunday to stay till Wednesday! And I have my writing class on Sunday and hopefully my article will have evolved past it's shitty first draft into a gleaming, publishable piece to have reviewed.

And I think I will make some zucchini muffins to really get the bed and breakfast feeling going. I found a good, basic recipe the other day, and with a little creative license, made them my own: cardamom, sun dried cranberries, and slivered almonds!


Yo is Me said...

i hop inside before i see katrina, too!! oh, i love company :)

i LOVE ann lamott!! i should finish her book, eh? but it inspires me to writewritewrite. and then i get frustrated because i don't make time to writewritewrite. so i don't finish her book.

Katrina Hazel, Recruitment Hero said...

oh my goodness!! I'm so excited for the bed and breakfast. it makes me cry a little inside that I don't ever make zucchini muffins. oy. Cant wait to see you sis!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Another Anne Lamott fan! I used to teach her book bird by bird in Creative Writing--shitty first drafts are the only way to start the flow of good writing.
Good for YOU, Jo, for sticking to your schedule and sticking to your dream.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Kudos to you!