Thursday, January 21, 2010

Skating, anyone?

The above picture pretty much tells you how my day is starting off. Pick a window--any window--and that's the view you'll see from my home this morning. Yesterday, as well. With ice accumulating on power lines and tree limbs, I count myself very lucky to have electricity this morning. (Can you hear me knocking on wood?) Many here in the Heartland are not as fortunate.

Yesterday afternoon I decided I'd better try to see if I could chip away some of the ice out front. I can only hope no one was secretly recording my 'Disney on Ice' (think 'Goofy') performance on my driveway. A very sloping driveway. I put one foot out and I was gone, baby, gone--sliding down the driveway on my backside. Good thing I have sufficient padding in that area--although not nearly enough to insulate it from the bitter cold of a downhill tushie slide.

Then I had to get back on my feet.

More gymnastics.

But when life hands you lemons...

Lemonade, anyone?

Since there is really no rational, sane reason to venture out, I have some extra time to use as I see fit. And that, of course, means I'm going to spend the day on the business of writing! I'm putting together a Young Adult proposal for a three-book series. The first book of the series is finished but needs to be updated and polished before I send it to the requesting editor. Geared for a middle-school readership, I've really enjoyed writing for the younger market. More on this project in the future.

So, instead of writing one synopsis today, I get to write TWO! Oh joy.

Uh, this particular pitcher of lemonade is tasting a wee bit tart...

So. Tell me. If you had an entire day to spend at home--with absolutely nothing you HAD to do, how would you spend that day? What would you do with an unexpected gift of a 'free' day? Would you cuddle up with a good book? Spend a day watching an entire season of a favorite show? Take a nap? Clean your house?

What would you do with your 'snow day'?

All things considered, I'd rather it be spring.

~Bullet Hole~


Becky LeJeune said...

I would definitely stay in my pjs and cuddle up with a good book until I fall asleep.

And bake. For some reason snow days make me want to bake.

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TerriOsburn said...

Considering the condition of my house, I'd spend the day cleaning. When I get the place looking really good, it always makes me feel better. Then I'd write. I have a goal and a determination and when I get home at night, I got nothin'. I need a day.

Hope your tushie is not too sore. No snow or ice here, which is why I live here. Growing up in Ohio, I had enough bruised tailbones to last a lifetime.

Kathy Bacus said...

Baking, huh, Becky? Hmm. I've got a package of Nestles Tollhouse morsels that would just love to be in chocolate chip cookies. I'm thinking today is the day!


Kathy Bacus said...

Thanks, Terri. If I had to fall, my keester was the way to go.

And I work better when there isn't disorder around me, too. I used to want things 'just so' when I sat down to write. After seven books and the stress of deadlines, however, I was forced to overlook some of the clutter that used to drive me nuts.

~Kathy wishing the sun would come out so she wouldn't have to tackle the BACK parking skating rink~

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Brandy said...

My guilt is too great not to take care of things that could be put off. BUT, if there were a day when there was truly nothing that had to be done (HA! In my dreams.) then I would definitely sit in my cozy chair with a good book and read. And make stew. Freezing cold days call for stew. *G*

Bookmobiler said...

My sympathies for the fall on ice. I had one of those my self this week. Very light snow covering refrozen melt. If you haven't done so yet put a small waste basket of sand or ice melt and plan on sowing as you go in the future.

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