Friday, June 24, 2005

It's Friday For Sure

My car wouldn't start this morning. The battery was completely dead, for some strange reason. I hooked up the battery charger and waited. Nothing. Hubby rushed home from work (he only works about a mile away) and used his truck to jump start my car. It worked.

But, I was late to work, late to daycare, and you know what?

It's Friday. I didn't care.

I had a meeting at work today, had an early lunch, and have zippo motivation to get moving on my copywriting duties. Why do early lunches make the rest of the day go by soooo s-l-o-w?

At any rate, my husband is taking off for home this weekend with my two stepsons, so it should be a great chance for father and sons to bond before the kids leave for Kentucky for the rest of the summer. My daughter and I are staying at home. I've been gone for two weekends in a row and I NEED REST - translated: I want to sleep in.

I have a few things I want to accomplish this weekend:

1) Clean the house. From top to bottom.

Now really. Is this going to accomplish the whole "resting" thing? Probably not. But I can't take it anymore. I've let certain areas of the house go for too long and it's driving me close to the yawning pit of despair. (Do you remember the Pit of Despair from The Princess Bride? The albino said it to Wesley - "This is the Pit of Despair!!!!")

2) Go to Hobby Lobby with my daughter to find the "squishy things."

I don't know if I'll find them or not, but this week in my daughter's daycare, they learned about the heart, lungs, brain, liver, etc, and they had these little gel-like organs to show the kids. She showed them to me and asked if we could go to Hobby Lobby and find them. Well, sure. I don't know if we will find them, but at any rate, who can refuse a trip to Hobby Lobby?

3) Writing!

I need to sit down with my next historical, tentatively titled "The Rake's Lady" (although I think that's rather boring and very Regency-esque sounding, but it will do for a WIP), and figure out the next step. I'm taking a different approach on this novel - one that I hope will be a large improvement over the numerous edits I had to make on the last novel.

4) Watch Frenchman's Creek

Yay! It's here! I absolutely ADORE this movie. I'm going to grab a pint of the trusty B&J's Lowfat Yogurt Chocolate Fudge Brownie and settle in for a nice, relaxing evening.

5) Exercise.

My dog and I went for a great walk last night. Very fast-paced, which I like, because then I know I'm getting a lot better work-out than just a leisurely stroll. The only problem with taking my daughter for a walk is that I will not walk as fast simply because she has to stop at every single ant pile and wilted flower. Not that I mind on a normal walk, but when I'm exercising? Kind of counter-productive.

I'm trying to decide if I feel motivated enough to work now.

Hmmm...nah, not so much.


  1. hey, I'll take your #4. A movie and chocolate...yes!

  2. I haven't slept in since January of 2002. Before I had kids, that is. :)


  3. LOL--it gets better Michelle- honest :)

    Sounds like a lovely weekend Melissa--have fun! I envy you. Mine could go either way. We have four parties to go to, plus swimming and a poker night to fit in. I'm hoping I can bag off and WRITE!!!

  4. We just watched Cujo so I was really worried for a minute when you started in on the thing about your car not starting...... I'm glad you're okay! LOL.

  5. Pit of Despair made me laugh out loud. I loved that movie. I'm always saying 'we will fight to the pain'. Hope you get all things on your list accomplished. I plan on writing "The End" this weekend, today if I can shake off the brain haze this heat has caused! Good luck!

  6. Hey gals -
    Well, I did get some of the things on my list done - but of course, there were two very important items I neglected - the writing and the exercise. But note I did not neglect the lowfat frozen yogurt! LOL


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