Last time I wrote I was complaining because I couldn’t write 1700 words a day. I’d decided to participate in the NaBloPoMo that takes place in November, but found it a challenge to write 1700 words per day. It was my intention to write everyday, even if I didn’t hit the 1700 word mark. I made it a whole 4 days.
I love blogging, I love writing. I miss the days when I just wrote and wasn’t concerned with who was reading what I wrote. I did it for the enjoyment, but then I got a comment or two (after like 9 months of writing) and that changed everything. Comments are like crack, better than crack actually, even though I have never done crack, I did do a line or two of cocaine in the late 80s so I sort of know what crack is like. Comments are better than cocaine. If I’d had any money in the late 80s, I have been a coke addict because it was that fun (and pot was really hard to get back then for some reason).
Anyway, the golden age of blogging might be over, but people still read and comment so I’m hoping some of you will take pity on me and leave some comment. Nice comments or at least not gross comments. Actually, I don’t care, just leave a comment.
So, what I have been up to since November? If you follow me on Facebook you know exactly what I’ve been up to because I can post over there with no problem (mostly I post memes that are either funny to me, or memes will piss you off depending on your point of view). I celebrated another birthday – I have to do the math to figure out how old I am which means I am really old. My son brought me a bagel sandwich with lox and cream cheese the other day – completely out of the blue. It was delicious. That’s about it. Aside from my day job, that’s all I’ve done.
No, I take that back. I got a new furnace and I went to Las Vegas for a week. It was a working trip, but still nice to get out of the cold/snow for a few days.
That’s all I’ve done since November (besides cooking a few huge meals for the holidays). I’ve promised myself each weekend that I am going to clean out my attic and basement, and yet both remain unchanged.
Oh, and I am rewriting my book – which I guess is a big deal – because a lot of reasons, but mostly because I hated it the way it was. I started that project in January, and have been rewriting one chapter a week. So that’s actually a big deal.
I’m kicking ass on Wordle.
I’m also turning into a hippie. I’ve stopped using regular deodorant and have switched to activated charcoal. I filter the water I drink and grow my own lettuce and herbs in the winter. I’ve incorporated “vegan collagen” into my beauty routine, but only until I use the bottle up.
I watched Ted Lasso, not once, not twice, but three times. I highly recommend it. I did not think I would like it because everyone else liked it and recommended it. Don’t be like me, just watch it, you’ll love it.
I have started saying “Oy!” like Roy Kent, among other words he favors, whenever the situation warrants, and it warrants it a lot.
I have also gotten into Shrinking (also an Apple TV show like Ted Lasso, produced by the actor who plays Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein). It’s got the same vibe, and great dialog/writing. Both shows make me long for the days before the internet – when our community consisted of the people in real life that we interacted with regularly. I’m not sure it was ever that way, but I long for it anyway.
I also watched The Menu – highly recommend, and White Lotus – meh.
I’ve started reading again. I still haven’t finished a book, but I’ve started at least 4 since 2023 began. I’m currently reading Nation of Victims: Identity Politics, the Death of Merit, and the Path back to Excellence. I have to wear reading glasses, which sucks when you want to read in bed, on your side, because the glasses dig into that space behind your ear. I’ve read about 5 pages so far, and at this rate I’ll finish it during his second term as President.
I’ve started eating beets. I don’t know why, I don’t know what possessed me to purchase them, but now they are a staple of my diet. In fact, I think I might have some when I wrap this up.
What have you been up to?
I love that you’re rewriting your book (had no idea you had one) and it sounds like you’re making good progress, even if the attic and basement haven’t been touched. They can wait.
Thanks, I wrote it over a decade ago, but shelved it for a variety of reasons. It’s a good think since my perspective has changed in those ten years about a lot of things. Also the climate is changing out there, I might be able to find a publisher now.
Hey Jennifer. I read your post. 1700 words a day seems like a lot, so don’t sweat it.
We’ve been friends on FB for a few days after FB has been suggesting it for what seems like years. Every time your name/photo popped up I’d think you looked familiar and that we must have gone to school together and then wrack my brain trying to remember you, but then I’d finally realize that we just have mutual FB friends and then move on. A few weeks later I’d repeat the whole process over again. After a couple of years of this I decided to do my brain a favor and just send you a friend request and be done with it.
Also, I’ll give Ted Lasso a go.
Thanks Jim, I’m really bad about confirming friend requests because a lot of them are fake. Thanks for hanging in there and for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, these are the kinds of friends I want!
I’m so glad that I was introduced to your blog so many years ago when blogging was popular. I still have mine but it’s been so many years I probably don’t know how to log in. I can’t even remember what it was called. Hahahaha
Dust it off, have some fun. I can’t remember what it was called either, but if you figure it out leave a link and I’ll visit!
Since November I’ve gotten Covid for a 2nd time. One of my doctors asked me if I might be careless. Good thing it was over Zoom because I would have punched him in the throat. Seriously? I’m the weirdo wearing a mask everywhere. Good things that happened… Thanksgiving, Christmas, NYE. Usually not a lot going on this time of the year.
Ugh, I forgot to mention that I got covid! I hope you’re feeling better. Are you still blogging?
Beet love is real. I rarely eat them, but when I do, I wonder why I don’t eat more. They’re such a culinary delight.
Right? Like why didn’t anyone tell me they were so good? I bought some fermented beets or something – they bubble. Sour. Not as good as regular beets, but pro or prebiotic so I’ll throw back one or two of those babies too.
I remember blogging fondly. Sigh. I’m not writing much these days and I miss it. I help my Mom and teach fitness classes. Oh, and I’m on a mission to get rid of all the wallpaper in the house. We remodeled a bathroom last year and this spring, I seriously need to work in the yard. We went on a lovely cruise in January and have another planned for September (Alaska). Hubby just had knee replacement surgery. I think he popped a staple last night. Sigh. Carry on.