Right off, Happy birthday to my mother-in-law, who turns 91 years young today--she still looks fabulous, doesn't she? I should age so well!
It's Day 8 of Nan's great 21-Day Commitment to Writing, and it's been pretty successful so far. I've gotten up every morning, sat down at the computer, and written. No email, no Facebook, no Twitter--no Internet at all for one hour. Leaving my bed and warm snuggle-y Husband is the hardest part actually. ;-) Not checking Facebook, Twitter, and email first thing has been easy, way easier than I expected. And an interesting side effect has been that my curiosity about FB, Twitter, and email has diminished during the day.
I am a confessed smart phone addict--I text avidly (Liz can testify!) and frequently check Facebook, Twitter, and email on my phone. But since I started this journey--or is it a short jaunt since I've only committed to 21 days? Anyway, semantics aside, I'm not checking my phone so much. Dunno why not hopping on Facebook, email, and Twitter first thing in the morning has changed my other interwebs habits, but there you have it. It just doesn't feel as urgent somehow. Go figure.
Fall has arrived. The leaves are just beginning to turn and the walnuts are dropping onto the roof above my office, making me jump every time one thunks and rolls. Needless to say, the squirrels are in hog heaven in our backyard, scampering and chattering and chasing one another as they secure food for winter. The air is crisp and I'm thinking of homemade vegetable soup and mulled cider and pie! Husband makes the most amazing sugar-free, dairy-free pumpkin pie you ever tasted and I'm really getting in the mood for one.
So . . . 13 days to go . . . I'll keep you posted.
Oh, and just a reminder: Liz's Christmas anthology, A Heartwarming Holiday releases today! Her story, The Magic Stocking, is delightful and I'm sure the others are too. Head on over and order it--it'll make you happy!