Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Return of Free Time

With the moving and unpacking mostly done, the home improvement projects dwindling, and a job switch in my nearer future, my free time is slowly returning to me. I've started doing thing thst I haven't done in a while--things like knitting, drawing, writing short stories, cooking dinner, and visiting with friends.

I put up a bird feeder in the backyard and watched the sparrows come and go for a bit today. I put away the holiday decorations, and cleaned up the storage room some (not a lot, but enough to make a difference). My large tom cat decided to pick fights all day with his undersized little sister, and they managed to topple my potted orange tree--even that was okay, because my huband helped to clean it up, and we had time. The cats got a time out, but seem to be doing better now.

We watched the movie Highlander, and it was okay--kind of cheesy, but hey, it was the '80s. Then we watched The Rescuers, and I had a total flashback to my youth. In the last two weeks we watched the entire first season of Once Upon a Time after a friend recommended it; I must say, I was impressed.

Even laundry is getting done again.

It's a good thing. I'm also hitting an upturn in the pace of my writing, which tends to happen sometimes (I'm never sure why), so hopefully more will be ready to publish soon. I added about twenty-five original pages to the start of Redemption, which I will probably send off to the editors some time this weekend. Sorry, editors--I know you want more than twenty-five pagses, and I know I swore I would stop writing and sending in a serialized fashion, but that's what's working for me right now. It worked for the Waldgrave series. ;)

And I just noticed it's after 11, and I have to be up early tomorrow.


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