02.26.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: It’s been an odd day. I stayed awake until about 4:30 this morning and got back up around 11 am. I finished my writing, read a few emails, at a late breakfast and was sitting here freezing my arse off. So I just said “fuck it” and crawled back into bed. I thought my calendar would alert me around 6 pm so I could get back up, but I had it sitting open on the desktop and the alarm didn’t go off, so I slept until 7 pm. Woke up, got some hot tea, turned on my small heater and settled down to read some posts for challenges. I am caught up with last Saturday’s posts now. Still have the rest of the week to read. Way behind on emails, per usual. Will try to read some of those tonight. My entertainment tonight will consist of The Maltese Falcon (for research) and then another X-Men movie (for pleasure), if I manage to stay out of my bed long enough to watch them both. The sleep demons are already attacking me and I’ve only been up for 2 hours. Maybe I need a pot of coffee instead of this tea.

What I learned today: A cold me is a miserable me. My bed knows how to tempt me too easily.

What I am most proud of today: Not sure, if anything… maybe that although I napped, it wasn’t half the night? Probably not that proud of a moment, huh?

What did you do today? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

Celebrate the Small Things – 02.26.16

Celebrate blog hop

Today I am celebrating…

Since the next CtSM will be in March, I will celebrate my month of writing Horror Tales now, even though I still have 4 stories left to write. It has been an amazing month of honing my writing skills and sticking to a schedule of writing them. I am pretty proud of the stories I have produced and grateful for all of the responses I received. I even convinced one blogger to read some of them, even though she isn’t too fond of horror.

I am also celebrating the fact that I have completed 5 new poems for my chapbook. I am sure there will be revisions done on all of them, but it feels great to actually be writing some new poetry. The anticipation of getting them out there into magazines and journals is building up, even though that prospect is still months away.

My husband’s birthday is in two days, and even though we are separated by 1000 miles, I will be celebrating it with him via a phone call, a card in the mail, and a small package that I am hoping will arrive by then.

What are you celebrating this week? Feel free to share with me in comments.


Each Friday, I join Lexa Cain and friends for a weekly blog-hop called Celebrate the Small Things, where we celebrate all of those small moments from the week before.

The wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:

1. Lexa Cain 2. Fiction and Film
3. Writing Off the Edge 4. Kidbits
5. TheCyborgMom 6. Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7. My Inner Geek 8. Eclectic Alli
9. Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell 10. Constantine
11. My Miracle Life 12. Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
13. My Creatively Random Life 14. Shells Tales and Sails
15. Lara Lacombe 16. TF Walsh
17. Caring for my Veteran 18. Life, Yoga and Other Adventures
19. About myself, by myself 20. Suzanne Furness
21. Elizabeth Seckman 22. Avalon
23. Cherdo on the Flipside 24. My Baffling Brain
25. Planet Kimberly 26. Shah Wharton
27. Mere Joyce 28. Victorian Scribbles
29. Tanya Miranda 30. God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things
31. Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013 32. Special Teaching At Pempi’s Palace
33. Square Pegs 34. Patricia’s Place
35. Yvonne Van Dalen 36. Anne Higa
37. My Antimatter Life 38. Into the Imagination Vortex
39. Bouquet of Books 40. Lightravellerkate
41. Curious As A Cathy 42. Thoughts for the Day
43. Julie Flanders 44. As the Fates Would Have It