Saturday, August 27, 2022

Vacation day N+1


Wait, I have to go back to work?

I'm dawdling as fast as I can!

What are you doing this weekend?


Vanja Vasiljkovic said...

I'm supposed to be catching up on work that piled up due to writing and then write some more.
Instead I'm on your blog reading things :D
Who doesn't love procrastinating?
(Other than my clients and agents I assume) :D

Kitty said...


Lisa Bodenheim said...

It's raining! Yay! I'm enjoying my tea and reveling in the gray day. And I hurt my ankle yesterday, helping the parents clean their shed. I took a coil of wires off a nail and an old iron hinge bounced off my ankle. Swollen. Tender. So I have a good excuse to just sit.

But no excuse for not getting at my story. OK, but first breakfast.

CynthiaMc said...

Today is a mad rush to clear everything on my to-do list because tomorrow I have to go in early to finish payroll in time to meet the rest of the family for hubby's birthday lunch at our friend's Chinese restaurant. Alternating writing, cleaning, and laundry plus a little break time to feed the birds and squirrels and weed my garden.

E.M. Goldsmith said...

Supposed to be polishing my book for querying next month but my heart is too broken to do anything. My pug, Frankie, was diagnosed with liver cancer yesterday. I am hoping to get a few more months with her, another year..but it didn't sound like that is possible. I am taking her to a specialist Tuesday.

KAClaytor said...

So sorry about your dog @E.M.Goldsmith - our pets lives are so short as it is, it's never an easy thing.

As to plans: I'm with Vanja on the procrastination bus - we'll see how many of these I actually *do*.

Vacation planning: Finally taking a break, first 2 weeks of October.
Writing: Started the next novel, not because I'd intended to, but because it started shouting at me. I'd meant to get organized first, but evidently that'll come later.
The Nature: A wander in the late summer prairie with friends early tomorrow morning.
The climbing gym: will see if I can still hoist this ol' pandemic body up a wall.
Querying: Still on the hunt for the prior book. Will be shining a flashlight into the dark corners to see if there are any shifty-eyed agents I've yet to discover.

John Davis Frain said...

Just finished a Joyce Carol Oates short. Now it's time to work on my own. This year is short stories, next year it's back to long form.

So sorry for your news, E.M..

Beth Carpenter said...

EM Goldsmith, I'm so sorry to hear that. It's never easy. Stock up on petting, treats, and tail wags, and know she'll be with you forever in your heart.

AJ Blythe said...

My weekend just coming to a close. It's been mostly spent on house chores (such an exciting life I lead).

EM, my heart breaking for you.

CynthiaMc said...

So sorry to hear that. Hugs and love.

Beth Carpenter said...

Seems like after a vacation, when catching up on all those missed chores, emails, etc. the thought always crosses my mind, was the time away worth it? But the answer is always, yes, it absolutely was.