Our first day of May and it is cold and rainy. A fine day to while away the day inside. I spent the day typing up the 10 pages I wrote Wednesday afternoon, adding, editing and refining. I had planned on do it Wednesday night while Father was off for the evening, but it just didn't work out that way.
Of course, I had to take breaks to play with James and join in the fun of the Wii's Active Life Outdoor challenge. We rowed, jumped, skated, hopped and ran. You can work up a pretty good sweat with that thing.
I finally finished typing everything up and read through it. It flows... It makes more sense, the story has a true beginning and I'm breathing a sigh of relief. The adventure continues tomorrow....I'll see which direction Samantha decides to lead me.
There have been an interesting conversation going on over at Jody's On the Path regarding balancing our time between writing and blogging. Lady Glam got me thinking all about perspective and priorities, then Jody got me thinking about the balancing act.
I find the more I write, the less I blog and the more I blog the less I write. I have to find that balance between the two. I'm adding one more thing to my plate on Monday which is my Modern Fiction class. I'm truly looking forward to it. One more thing to add to the dance we call our life. Oh, I got a B in my Art History class - yeah me!
Every week, I used to write up a schedule what we needed to do each day of the week and post it on the wall. Then got out of the habit for a while. We need to go back to having that visual reminder - James and I do so much better with a list of things to do that we can refer to and check off. Father had a tendency to ignore it, but he's starting to learn that they actually work to your advantage. He's started making himself Pert Charts to help with his electronic design projects.
I remember my mom had a huge black board which was nailed to the wall in the kitchen of our home in Texas. She had everything written on that board - you have to be organized with 5 kids going hither and thither and yon. We grew up with schedules, which is probably why I like schedules. It's what I'm used too. So, we've come full circle back to making the schedule which should help us manage our time better.
Speaking of time, I have to make dinner. But before I do.
Today in History
1840 - England released the first 1st adhesive postage stamp
1841 - The 1st wagon train left Independence, Mo for California
1883 - "Buffalo Bill" Cody's first Wild West Show.
1931 - The Empire State Building was dedicated. (My parents were born this year so a very good year indeed.)
1941 - Cereal food "Cheerios" hit the store shelves. (My favorite cereal)
1951 - Slugger Mickey Mantle hit his first home run.
and last, but not least and very important: In 1952 Mr. Potato Head was introduced.
I also gained a few more followers in the past few days, which surprised the heck out of me this afternoon when I came online and I'm absolutely delighted. Glad you decided to join in. Welcome to our little corner of the world.