I had planned to write an amazing “Be More” post for you today, but the day did not turn out as planned. I could leave it at that, but being the long-winded and chatty person that I am, I will now proceed to let you in on the details. (You have my permission to stop reading now.)
I awoke this morning at 6:00 AM, which is a little later than normal, but good considering I stayed up late watching a movie with my husband. I skipped my usual morning “brain dump” and started my morning “walk, think and pray” time immediately. It was going to be a good day!
When I returned home, I sat down to start writing, but realized that the internet was down. After re-setting the modem twice, I called my service provider and proceeded to wait on hold for 40 mnutes! (yes, four-zero!!!!!). At this point, I realized that home internet access was a luxury that I was not to be afforded in the next couple of hours. I quickly re-grouped and decided to go to a local coffee shop to use the free WiFi.
After a record-breaking shower, I dressed, packed up my laptop, started a load of laundry and left for the 15 minute drive to the shop. I know that many people love working in a coffee shop (so much so that there is actually an app with coffee house noise so you can enjoy the ambiance at home when you need to work), but I am definitely not one of those people.
Trying to focus on writing with the combination of muzac, lines of people moving past me and the mindless chatter of friends and business associates interacting is like placing my brain in a blender and pressing Ice Crush. I worked for over an hour finishing up my Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe (link here) due to brain mush, technical difficulties and some pretty slow WiFi. At that point, I realized that if I did not leave immediately I would miss getting to the grocery store and getting the car back so that my husband could get to work on time (which for some reason my husband’s boss insists upon).
After my grocery store run, I arrived home to unload the groceries, switch the laundry to the dryer (for the ten minute run before hanging them to dry), rearrange the refrigerator to accommodate the newly purchased groceries, talk to my husband briefly, chop six onions, brown 10 pounds of ground beef purchased on sale with said onions (for the freezer), clean the kitchen, make lunch, and help my daughter with language arts.
Sometimes the day doesn’t go as planned. Soooo, as soon as I publish the world’s longest excuse, I will be taking a short nap and continuing on with my day. Hopefully, things will go better tomorrow and you will have a much more inspiring post to read (but you never know…).