Home - is where I want to be / But I guess I'm already there /I come home -
she lifted up her wings /
Guess that this must be the place...
- Talking Heads, "Naive Melody"

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Productivity

It's been one of those weeks, in a good way. Post-vacation I decided to set aside the writing project for a while and concentrate on getting other areas under control. So in addition to writing about half of the doc plan for the project that's going to rule the next sixteen months of my life and fixing a bunch of bugs, I've done the following:
  • Sorted through the toy boxes, putting like with like
  • Did a lot of laundry, including the lake stuff
  • Whittled down the stack of magazines that was overflowing the basket
  • Made sandwich bread for the first time in forever
  • Made chocolate chip cookies and chocolate-macadamia-nut cookies
  • Made lemon cake
  • Made cheese scones
  • Threw away some clutter (every little bit helps, right?)
  • Cleaned out L's dresser
  • Cleaned out my workout clothes drawer
  • Partially vacuumed
  • Got L a haircut, a lunchbox, and some pants that fit for school
  • Cleaned the kitchen
Today I'm making baguettes, something I haven't done in ages and ages, whether because it was too hot, or I wasn't together enough to plan anything twelve whole hours in advance.

Not sure what wisdom I'm getting out of this--perhaps that I do better when I concentrate on one or two things at a time, instead of spreading myself over six--which is one of those "insights" that merits a resounding "duh." Though it might mean that if I want to be a writer in my off time as well as the work week, I need to hire a cleaning service. And a cook.

Tomorrow is the last day of August. I keep thinking about Christmas... it'll be here before I know it, always is. Time to start making a baking plan! Wish lists for the kids! Schedule! Hm, wait, maybe I should do Thanksgiving first....

2 comments:

Pop Argot said...

Could you take yourself on a weekend-long writer's retreat one weekend a month?

RJS said...

It's a thought. Might be a little tough on the family. :) There just aren't enough hours in a day....