Look at how curly my hair is! That’s after washing it yesterday and then not brushing it (not yet today either). It used to be so straight! I’m assuming it’s the gray making the curls — it certainly has more body since the gray and white started mixing in.
We’ll avoid politics – watch John Oliver or Samantha Bee or Stephen Colbert to know my politics. We’re already under assault.
I’ve felt edgy and out of sorts for a number of reasons, and I realized I haven’t written anything new in months. I was ready to work on the final Rohan book just before the plays started, but once they did I had no time (I could have made time – I had the best writing experience of my life two years ago when I was very busy). I’ve been focussing on revising old books for e-publishing (5 of my best Harlequins are coming out soon). So I’m working out a schedule now, ready to grab life again. Which is only natural – I always feel like Autumn is the beginning of the year, the time of new possibilities and fresh beginnings. (Of course that coincided with the start of school, where, if I felt optimistic, I was soon stripped of hope – I really really had a wretched time at school). But for me it’s a time to buy new clothes (now I just get to pull clothes from storage – I have enough clothes to last me into the next century). It’s time to button up the house, pull out the quilts, wash the windows so the meager light in the winter can blast in. We’re looking forward to the holidays, I start drinking herb tea and pull out the autumn stuff (3 quilts I made, pillows, fake foliage – I know, gross, but they look great). I’m baking bread again, and I’ll make some soups and … can you tell this is my favorite season?
So my plan at this point is to wake up between eight and nine, have my coffee and oatmeal and seltzer, do email/computer stuff until ten. At ten I’ll go into my office and write new stuff until noon (and go past, of course, if the words are coming). In the afternoon I’ll start going swimming again three days, and that’s when I’ll do laundry and work on weeding through stuff (I’ve been making lots of progress) and all the various things we need to do on the house. I think writing again, creating again, will really help. I’m still gloriously free from depression, but I’ve been edgy instead. I need to claim my zen again, so I’ve started going back to Al-Anon (I have a great meeting not too far away). I can focus on myself more, and the world seems full of both possibilities and comfort (more tea!)
So that’s my plan for this week, this month, this winter. What’s on your agenda?