Do you ever get so busy or your brain so full of other stuff that unless you write a list of things to do, you forget. I seem to have that tendency these days. Then your lists get so long, you just look at it and decide to read a book instead. Lisa of Koinonia Academy tagged me back in November while I was in the middle of nanowrimo and it completely slipped my mind.
And for the first time in my life, I decided to send some family members Christmas presents after Christmas. And I forgot. Then remembered. Then forgot again. Fortunately said family members aren’t too shy about asking if the packages got lost in the mail and with much chagrin, I remembered what I had forgotten. Do you start losing your mind, the closer you get to 50? Maybe I’ll just start writing lists of 5 things I need to do and once those are done, then we’ll go with another 5. Things may just get done that way.
Okay – on with the show. My list of 8 things (without or without qualification depending on my mood. If you want qualification, just ask)
Eight things I’m passionate about:
Eight things I want to do before I die
Tour the entire
Spend at least a month in
Spend a month in
See James get married and bounce grandbabies on my knee
Open my bookstore (when father is ready to retire, then its my turn)
Take a trip on the orient express
Become proficient in a foreign language
Find that perfect beach house
Eight things I say often
In a minute.
What did I say?
Did I say you could do that?
Go ask your father.
Say that again?
Did you look in the …… (in response to mom, where is it?)
I love you
Is that an approved website?
Eight Books I’ve read recently
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (instructions on writing and life)
Streetcar named desire (for my film and lit class)
McCade brothers by Nora Roberts (I’m on a nora Roberts kick right now)
On Writing by Steven King
The Phoenix Enchanted by Mercedes Lackey (xmas gift from father who swears it will help me write my book. Unfortunately, It’s just one of those books that for some reason, you read halfway and lose interest. I’m still working on it and he bugs me daily about finishing it.)
Chesapeake Bay Saga (Quinn Brothers) Yes. Another Nora Roberts
Character and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card
The Celestine Prophecy
Eight things I’ve learned this year (since we are only in the 2nd month of 2008, we’ll go with 2007)
Writing is fun and easy
Writing is frustrating and hard
Writing is letting it flow and just getting it down on paper
Writing is a winding road to enjoy and not worry about the destination.
I enjoy getting up earlier than everyone else does and having quiet time in the morning.
TV has turned into a vast wasteland.
I can get A’s – I’m smarter than I thunk.
Enjoy the moment.