Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Starting Off Slowly

This challenge has started off like a deflated balloon. Yup, limp. Yesterday was Tuesday, and I was supposed to make it to the gym. Didn't happen. I had to wait for pest management to come for maintenance on my apartment. (Our complex was purchased recently, so some things have changed.) They didn't make it to my building. In the evening, I was supposed to tutor. My student rescheduled for today.

I've got gym plans for today, but it's iffy at best. I'm here waiting for the pest people, then I have to get ready for tutoring. Again. We'll see if it works today.

On the upside, I got an idea to try a short story. It's working title is "Breath and Fire" and it's about an artist pair, one an apprentice teenage girl and the other her dragon partner. I might end up adding that to my goals, but I'm not sure yet. I need to do a little planning first.

Does it sound interesting to anyone?

I haven't been shopping for anything except bread. I got sub rolls from Publix, which were made in the store. The bread that I purchased was made in the United States, but I'm not sure if it's anything close to being local. It was Arnold 100% Whole Wheat bread. I got that because it doesn't have any high fructose corn syrup in it.

I plan on spending time in the kitchen today, cooking grain salads and other things to take to work for lunch over the next couple of days.

See everyone on Sunday!

6 comments:

Emily Jean Roche said...

Tomorrow is a new day. Keep striving towards those goals.

Lara said...

Powered by coffee, Emily. (g)

Kat Morrisey said...

Don't worry, it's only the first week and the best thing about ROW80 is that things change, life happens, and we can adjust our goals accordingly. :) Keep your head up and keep moving forward, you'll get there!

(And yes, that idea sounds cool. I might be biased though, I love dragons!)

Lara said...

Kat, thanks so much! It just kinda popped into my head last night while I was vegging in front of my computer. I've never been able to pull off a short story successfully - they always morph into something huge and cumbersome.

Elizabeth Greentree said...

Just checking, is she an apprentice at being a teenager? They have those now? How good would that have been? Time to warm up and understand all the hormones. And having a dragon would seriously have helped high school ;D
Always fly with crazy short story ideas, that's my official advice.

Lara said...

Wow, Elizabeth, did I write that poorly, or what? I'm going to have to take a look at that!