Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Best Laid Plans

This was going to be my post for today (it's still today, right? *checks clock* Yup) but I had that Nickelback thing already written, and you know it's kinda anti-climactic to post an event review more than two days after the event. So I'll post it now, which is still today, even though you won't read it today.

So my summer has not been going as planned. I seem to be doing more running around with no writing on the go. The fabulous Neo is filling with blog posts for Indulge Yourself and Gab Wagon, instead of action-filled, steamy, roller-coaster scenes from Hummingbird. My house is never as clean as I intend it to be, and my kids spend far more time than they're supposed to sitting on their butts.

This week, at least, all of that changes.

I wrote on the Neo at the pool yesterday. This afternoon I finally got past the end of the pages I'd already written, and after four hours and 13 pages it finally started to flow; I doubled the page count in less than two hours. My kids are with their cousins at my in-laws until tomorrow night, running around and swimming for hours on end. Activity, yay!

And I have a plan:

  • Work out for 45 minutes
  • Write 20 pages 26! \o/
  • Keep to my cleaning schedule
    • Bedroom
    • Bathroom
    • Litter box
    • Dishes
    • Laundry
  • Update checkbooks
  • Order cake for Saturday
  • Schedule oil delivery
  • Arrange for iPod repair (*sniff* she kicked it)
I also finished Lean Mean Thirteen and an issue of People. I am so good when I'm alone.

Rest of the plan:

  • Work out for half an hour (weights)
  • Write 15 pages
  • Ship iPod (*sniff* she kicked it)
  • Go to post office
  • Clean living room and dining room/dishes/litterbox/put away laundry
  • Wrap D's presents
  • Meet family for dinner/dessert/presents
  • Write 10 pages
  • Orthodontist (cough up lots and lots of cash)
  • Swimming lessons
  • Maybe library event with cousins
  • Pay bills
  • Clean office/litterbox/dishes
  • Exercise somehow
  • Hersheypark
  • No writing *sob*
  • Clean kitchen
  • Count walking all over damned park as exercise for the day
  • Write 15 pages
  • Swimming lessons
  • Clean downstairs bathroom/family room/dishes/litterbox
  • Soccer camp
  • Walk a mile
  • Pick up wristbands for Harry Potter event at bookstore
  • Spend entire day finding ways to justify listening to Harry Potter
I just finished watching Drive, the two episodes that were made but not aired because Fox execs are jerks. And I have changed my assessment. They are SUPERjerks.

Or maybe we are. Maybe there really are just too many stupid people in this country, and they'd rather watch shows about stupid fat men and their hot wives instead of smart, funny, intriguing, clever television. How else can we explain why all these great shows fail so freakin' fast?


MaryF said...

Where did you get the Drive episodes? We Tivoed, but it turned out to be Bones and Standoff. My ds was livid.

Natalie Damschroder said...


I'd seen that they disappeared from my TiVo To Do list and found out they'd pulled them from the schedule AGAIN. I was livid, too. But they are available online and they were SO GOOD.

MaryF said...

Thanks, Natalie! I sent the link to my ds. Last night Trish and I were talking about how many shows Fox has let slip away....

Natalie Damschroder said...

I know, seriously! But instead of "slipped away" I prefer the word "murdered."