Posted March 6, 2017on:
One of my husband’s nicknames for me is “Silly Goose”. I forget when it started, perhaps after I started calling him “Punkin”. All I know is he has called me that so much, I don’t remember him not calling me that.
Today though—well, yesterday, I was more of a giddy goose.
I’ve been steadily making progress on my trip to England (I’ve started calling it that because it really is just England this trip, no side trips to Wales or Scotland (though we will be at Hadrian’s Wall for part). I’m not sure a three-hour layover in Dublin really counts as being in Ireland, and even then, the Republic of Ireland is an independent European country. So, England it is. I really hope we can do this again sometime soonish so I can add in the rest of this wonderful group of islands (I really want to head up to the Orkney Islands one of these days too… oh, and through the Mediterranean countries and…)
Anyway, one of the little hurdles I was waiting on just arrived yesterday. My English Heritage membership package arrived yesterday (when I was in the UK last, I fell in love with English Heritage stuff, the sites, the discounts… even the Dandelion and Burdock Root soda [I drank a lot of that stuff, and I don’t drink soda most of the time]). The new handbook is gorgeous!
I may be getting a bit silly with my planning. Last night I was trying to get a rough calculation of how much petrol I’d likely be using for the trip so I could budget it in to our plans. Since the rental cars (yes, two, so I can actually get some sleep on the trip) are going to cost us more than the airfare, it makes sense to make the decision work in my favor. You should see what I have planned for those car days 😉
Does this mean I haven’t been really working on my other goals? Well, sort of, yes.
I have been working on my classwork, trying to get as up to date as I can in each class because FutureLearn’s new policy for its free classes goes into effect tomorrow, and I have another class to start then. This means, I may have to actually set aside the three I am working on so I can dedicate all of my attention to finish this new class (which actually might help my other classes) in the time allotted. Or… depending on my experience, I might wish to actually get the certificates. I want to get them eventually. I’d just like to wrap up a few more before I buy those (being here in the US, it’s easier to do one bigger transaction than a bunch of little ones). *shrugs* Who knows?
Plotting and planning for the Boodle’s B-Day is also in the works. He wants a ‘calmer’ day out (if one can call games at Dave & Buster’s calm) with friends. He’s also asked for a day with one of his best friends from an old school at a park and getting ice cream. It sounds like a great idea to me. I really enjoy time with his friend’s mom too, and because of our schedules, I almost never see her these days.
My stories, however, seem to have stagnated… I can get a few words here or there in my play pieces and my fanfics, but anything “serious” (which translates to anything I’m actually trying to plan out) seems to be stuck. I’ve been reading an article in the most recent Romance Writer’s Report(s) called Know Your Code with suggests that certain personality types write certain ways, based on something similar to Briggs-Meyer personality types. So far what I’ve read feels very much like me. The question then becomes “how to make this ‘work’?”; I love the way I feel when I am writing, but life has this way of sabotaging the best of sensations….
The nice thing is I’ve been finding ways to bring back in some photography. This past Wednesday while the Boodle was at swimming, I took advantage of the great weather and played around with camera on my cell phone while the sun was setting.
I think that’s all I have to say for now. I’ve got plans to work on for next month and the upcoming “new” Round of Words (we’re already in week 9, can you believe it?). I’d like to make some progress before I get on an airplane.