I’m posting late today, and given how full my brain is, it’s a wonder I’m remembering to post at all.
- I had big writing plans for the weekend. They totally didn’t come to fruition. Between a zillion phone calls yesterday that sucked up THREE HOURS of my writing time and a recalcitrant scene today, I haven’t gotten a whole lot more than my minimum done. I got 4686 words from last Sunday through yesterday, split about even between DOTH and Riven. I FINALLY made it through the blasted Pinch Point 2 scene in DOTH, so I’m slowly inching my way forward. I’ve got 2 chapters (4 scenes) left in Act 3, and I’d like to get at least that done by the end of October (preferably more) so that I’m free and clear to knock out Act 4 during NaNo.
- I’ve done a crazy lot of cooking this weekend. I made chicken stock, batch cooked black beans, made peanut butter granola (which were supposed to be bars, but apparently I am challenged on that because they NEVER hold together), slow roasted some tomatoes, made a Greek bean salad, gluten free potstickers, baked egg rolls (with rice paper wrappers), and cooked up some applesauce from some apples just past their prime. My fridge and freezer are JAM PACKED.
- Hubs and I did a mega clean today. I deep cleaned my kitchen, washing my cabinets with Murphy’s oil soap and moisturizing dry wood with lemon oil, disinfecting EVERYTHING, polishing all the stainless appliances, and generally cleaning up the last of yesterday’s epic cook fest. The house looks a thousand times better.
- My plot bunnies seem to have settled down now that I’ve gotten the initial ideas down. Thank goodness. It was really hard to focus on my current projects with those characters demanding attention! I told them that until they provide me with an actual PLOT to make note of, I’ve done all I’m going to do with them. They’re talking amongst themselves now.
- We’ve got a fall photo shoot this afternoon. There will be babies in pumpkins. Should be super cute. After that it’s soup and cornbread at the in laws’, which should be nice and tasty.
- I’ve been doing some research and flirting with the idea of following Mark Bittman’s example of going vegan until dinner. Basically the idea is you eat vegan breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and then have a more normal dinner. Bittman did it as a means of eating more healthfully, and the idea appealed to me. I’m too much a carnivore to go whole hog, but I cannot see that upping my fruit and veggie intake and cutting back on grains, meat, sugar, fat, and anything processed is a bad thing. It seemed like a good way to start combating the holiday creep. I’ll keep you posted.