Have you ever noticed that in life there occasionally come these little moments – moments that don’t mean a hill of beans to most people, but which affect you in a way that you can’t really explain (or wouldn’t want to)?
Last night was one of those moments for me as I began to tear apart my daughter’s room. She’s going to be 3 years old in December and we’ve been thinking for a while that the nursery theme (two shades of yellow, plus white, and a bunch of Winnie the Pooh decorations) don’t really suit her. She never got into Winnie and half of what she owns is pink, so we finally sucked it up and bought the paint to redo her room. I’m excited to make the room more “her”, but it was also very sad and strange to tear down the Winnie border and the wall decal quote that I spent months trying to find, and to toss aside the pictures my husband make in Photoshop specifically for that room.
Moments in time, hmm?
And while you’re feeling a little bit of empathy for me, try to skim past the following segment:
Health and Body Image Goal
I refuse to comment this week, other than to say that I’ve felt like crap so I haven’t been doing anything, and I feel like crap for having not done anything.
I’m about two thirds of the way through the third chapter of my zombie apocalypse, which puts me almost a fifth of the way through the whole thing. It’s been a little slower going than I was hoping because I keep getting distracted by a million other things (see daughter’s room, above), but I can’t complain too much. As mentioned in yesterday’s post I’m a little more than frightened about how happy I’ve been with the story thus far…as insane as it seems, thinking that my story is actually good sets off warning bells in my head. Ah, the brain of a writer.
1,000,000 Word Goal
A lot of my words this week have been based on the editing I’ve been doing, but I’m okay with that. Some of it has been blogging as well, so that’s fine, right? Right. All total I wound up with 13054 words for the past week, and I also surpassed another milestone, bringing my yearly total up to 330121 words. I’m definitely confident that I’ll at least hit half a mill before the end of the year, which is still way more than what I expected to wind up with when I made the goal. 😄
And now that that is over with for another week, it’s time to go prepare to paint. Wish me luck in keeping the tears back!