Next, most of my time has been spent packing. Let’s see what my living space looks like. In this corner, we have the six-piece drum set that my youngest pined after for more than a year; to his credit, he did play for a couple of years after getting it. In that corner is the shredder, with which I am merrily shredding all the junk mail and no-longer-needed paperwork to create confetti for the kitchen packing. The bedroom looks like straight-line winds hit a thrift store; clothes are in “summer, when will I ever wear this again,” and “Florida winter, passable with hat, gloves, scarves and a couple of sweaters” piles. And everywhere there are boxes; the china was only packed for a cross-town move, and needs to be babied for its long journey north.
What, this isn’t a moving blog? Um, sorry!
I find it rather incredible that my muse has decided to come live with me in this mess. I moved some excerpts to the new domain, ElizabethAnneMitchell.com, and I realized how much I love those characters. Those of you on Round 3 last year may remember my very insistent hero who was bugging me constantly, well, this is that guy’s, and his wife’s story. That’s another theme that keeps cropping up in my musings–being the odd one in a situation. I started another story on that theme last fall, for the Platform Building Campaign challenge. Even though I wrote only 200 words, the idea of the story still pulls me. All these themes: the odd one out, the lost/good little girl, and the fight for love and acceptance when one doesn’t grow up with it, have deep roots in my own life, but common wisdom is to write what one knows, right?
So for my goals:
Writing: I’m not pushing beyond the test mile, even though I’m pleased at some of the ideas, and I scribble notes as they come to me.
I have kept up with replies to Sunday’s comments, but I want to make my way back to earlier comments.
I am still working on the new domain.
Packing: I’m at the divide and conquer stage. It is a really good place for a nester like me to be able to say, “I haven’t touched this in over a year. Buh-bye!”
Planning: I am still the planning fool. Maybe it makes sense that I moonlight by working on the organization of information.
Social: Not much this week yet. I did call my dad last night, so that was something.
Exercise: Although I’ve been using the stairs, I have not been walking the last two days. All my exercise is packing and coughing. Wheeee!
And, penultimately, I would like to thank those who have followed my blog since Sunday:
Missy Biozarre is a young adult fantasy/science fiction writer and blogger. She is following Leavekeeping and Elizabeth Anne Mitchell.
Eden, a fellow ROWer, author of speculative fiction and erotica, started following Leavekeeping
Shan Jeniah Burton, also a fellow ROWer, and master of little to no sleep, started following Leavekeeping.
As always please go encourage all the other ROWers here.