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Where have I been?
writing, reading, book club, baking, finding a new apartment (not finding a new apartment yet), running, finishing C25K, running a 5K, training for a 4-mile run in August, watching, growing, planting, weeding, on the lake… it’s been busy.
I’ve been doing summer like I’ve always wanted to do summer. I’m the tannest I’ve been since I was a kid because I’m spending so much time out side – weeding the garden, reading, working.
I like it. I like being outside. I like being in the garden, I like dirt under my nails.
It’s been great so far.
I have also been trying to get back into writing some fiction.
I was going to submit to a competition last month… and I didn’t. I just couldn’t get around to doing a final edit after I had my boss read it.
I’ve been busy in the good sense of the word.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this on here, but I’ve started a tumblr blog for all my fitness/running/health stuff.
I am by no means a super-fit or healthy person. I have a huge sweet tooth and I love peanut butter M&Ms. It happens.
If you’re into twitter and not so important ramble, check me out at jaderuns.tumblr.com. Or don’t. I’ll be OK.
Mostly it’s just to keep me accountable.
I want to make sure I’m running and doing the things I want to do.
I’m moving at the end of the month… still haven’t found a place, but I’m set on leaving where I’m currently at.
This will keep me away from the blog for a while yet still.
I just don’t consider this my priority.
After the move, my budget priorities are a new bed then a new computer… but I might have to suck it up and get a (new used) car first.
so a computer may be way in the future.
I just don’t have a lot of time to write blog posts at work.
And really, I just want to write and research for my posts at home with good coffee. 🙂
Pajamas not vital but good.
In other news Pope John Paul II is becoming (is?) a saint! wooooohooo! too awesome.
maybe this is important, I have been at my current news writing job for a year and three days today (Friday).
This is less important, I am going to buy a swimsuit and go swimming in my lake soon.
This month. There. I said it, I’m accountable for that. It should happen.
Here’s a photo.
To be honest, I edited this photo… there was a guy on a jetski in the middle.
Have a great weekend!
Make sure to check out everyone else’s posts at Conversion Diary! They actually post regularly, unlike me.
I just realized it’s a month to the day since I last posted. My apologies!
I haven’t been to a daily Mass in more than two weeks.
I don’t exactly remember the last time I went. It was right after the Confession that I wasn’t absolved…
I will be at tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Mass, but so will a lot of other people that don’t go to daily Mass.
I’m going to jump right back in and go on Friday morning.
I miss it terribly. It’s worse than missing a workout or dinner (haha).
If you haven’t been to a daily Mass in a while, I highly suggest it. It’s so beautiful and peaceful.
(That’s something else you should read if you dabble in writing. By Stephen King.)
I have been writing! Finally, finally.
I just opened a Word document and started typing yesterday (maybe the day before). And I like it, and I’m not being too hard on myself with editing. I’m just creating right now.
It feels sooooooo so good. So good to be writing.
Yes, I write (nearly) every day for my job. And I like that kind of writing, too. But there is something different about the kind of writing that you create yourself. I’m not reiterating facts or quotes. I’m MAKING THEM UP AS I GO ALONG.
In no other place but fictional writing is that OK. Well, life, I guess. 😉
I am going to have something COMPLETE by the time that contest rolls around. I’ll have it finished, and edited and printed nicely and ready to go.
And if I don’t win, OK. But I put my foot out there with a fictional challenge, and I’ll be proud of that.
I haven’t submitted any fictional writing since I was applying for college scholarships.
Which, OK, wasn’t that long ago, but still a completely different time in my life.
Anyway, I’m off to make peanut butter cookies with dark chocolate chips (oh, yes).
Happy Thanksgiving! God Bless.