Tuesday, August 2, 2011


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No, I'm not talking about housework. I do powerful little of that these days. I'm referring to tying up loose ends.

HA! That reminds me of macrame. I've been tying knots in nylon cord and leather to make bracelets recently. Uh-oh - I'd better get off that track, or this post will never get finished because an idea will pop into my head and the next thing you know I'll be downstairs at my beading table instead of BICHOK.*

Loose End #1: My ROW80 update.
I'm behind. Sadly, woefully behind. But I'm writing 500 words a day on a bad day; that ain't too shabby. And if I do a couple of marathon sessions, my novel STILL might be finished before my birthday. At this point in time, all I can do is the best I can do. AT LEAST 500 words a day.

Loose End #2: Lose it! 
In two weeks, I've lost 2.4 pounds and earned the Exercise Buff badge for exercising at least three times each week (it was actually four). Yay, me!

Loose End #3: Eat That Frog!
I am still very much engaged, eating lots of frogs every day - accomplishing more than I would have ever thought humanly possible, yet still falling short of my goals. But like my friend Jennifer said, this diet seems to agree with me, so I am sticking with it.

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Today was a tough one; it started with a fight with the bank (I lost) and ended taking Nathan to the emergency clinic with a broken toe. In between, I beaded like crazy, cut out fabric for the first sewing project I have done in years, and wrote a blog post for Writers LiPP that will appear on Wednesday. I hope you will read it because it is a real reflection of what I see when I look in the mirror these days.

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I'm going to end this post with my theme song. There are a few lines that don't quite fit - for example, I do not smoke cigarettes - but for the most part I can totally relate. "What it all comes down to is that I haven't got it all figured out just yet. I've got one hand in my pocket and the other one's playing the piano."

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

*butt in chair, hands on keyboard


S.M. Carrière said...

I think you've a great deal to be proud of! I'm so impressed with you at the moment.

Julee J. Adams said...

Love the song--the whole CD is amazing.

You are doing fine. It never seems enough, but you're progressing and productive.

Cut yourself some slack and do a bracelet/eat a piece of chocolate/do whatever will bring some joy, then you can get back to work. LOL

Sonia G Medeiros said...

It sounds like you're doing really well! Like a "shoot for the stars and land on the moon" kinda thing. :D

Pam Asberry said...

Thank you, ladies! I have been under the weather today - sore throat, headache, fever, yuck - so your encouragement is especially welcome. :-)

Robin McCormack said...

Amidst everything you're still writing 500 words a day and that's something. Good job. Yeah for exercise. Keep up the good work. Hope you feel better soon!

Pam Asberry said...

Thanks, Robin! :-)

Nadja Notariani said...

You're DOING! That's what matters. Just remember, you could be sitting around thinking...., "I wish I could write a novel. I wish I could take a chance. I wish I could sew. I wish I would lose a couple of pounds."
But, you ARE writing a novel, taking chances, sewing, and losing a couple of pounds. Bask, Pam.
Take a deep breath and bask.....
~ Nadja

Pam Asberry said...

You are so right, Nadja. I am so hard on myself sometimes...