I’m hopping on a bandwagon. It belongs to Laurel Regan at Alphabet Salad. So hop on over to Laurel’s blog if you want to know more about Gratitude Monday.
Today, I am grateful I have waaaay too much to do. That’s right. Too much. And I’m happy about it. Most weeks, I start Sunday night out with a ToDo list, so I can start my week off settled. I like direction. This Sunday, I spent so much time Candy Crushing, that I see colored candy, striped or wrapped lining up to taunt me. ToDo waited for Today.
I got a little frenzied. Maybe it was the two cups of coffee, no cream. I gave up cream for Lent. I swear, no cream makes the caffeine waaaay more potent.
I’ve got too much to do, and I’m happy about it. Why? Because I want to do every single thing on my list.
Here’s what else I’m happy about, as Laurel says, in no particular order:
- I got rejected last week. My novel got bumped up to the senior editor. The whole novel, not just a sample. His rejection included these words of encouragement:
Your writing is better than most I see, so I do think you’re a good writer.
- My daughter’s car need fixing. She’s coming here with her five kids while the auto mechanic works his magic. The pulled pork I have going in the crock-pot will get eaten for lunch, with no left-overs. I’ll steam up some carrots and green beans the kids helped me pick last year.
- I have three feature articles to write for the local paper. And one of my Once A Little Girl posts will be featured.
- Someone I “met” through writer’s networking introduced me to a potential content editor. We “meet” sometime this week to see if we’re a good match.
- I have Book Club, a physical with a new Primary Care Physician, and a Rediscover Catholicism meeting this week.
- I’m having dinner with three old friends on Thursday.
- I’m starting my next book. (!)
- My house is clean.
- I’m taking my soon-to-be fourteen year old granddaughter to see Divergent.
And I read the book. Her younger brother and I have a thing going on where we both read a book he likes and then go see the movie. This time she wants to go with me. It’s a first. I am so excited.
- I’m spending the night babysitting for the three remote grandchildren.
- The sun is higher in the sky. The days are longer. I can almost feel warm weather coming. Last week I went 20 miles on the exercise bike in one hour.
I think I ‘ll start every Monday with Laurel. That feels super-good.