Monday, November 30, 2009

30 posts in 30 days? Check. Not Me! Monday. Check.

I sit in our living room when I write.  I sit with my body at an angle and my feet up on the chaise lounge.  When holding my current laptop I have to also hold a phone book and a deck of cards.  The post it pad that supported the power cord got upgraded to a deck of cards, I forgot to share that.  I'm figuring by the end of 2010 I might be upgraded to a cinder block.  Let's all hope it doesn't get that far and I get a new laptop to enjoy very, very soon.

The living room is not the ideal place for me to write because my opportunities to write are either during the boys nap time which can be an inconsistent time frame or at night when Darren is home.  If Darren is home that most likely means the television is on and I find myself doing a rare form of television laptop rubbernecking.  Last night I wore headphones and listened to music to drown out the television noise. I do what I have to do to get my writing in.

It may not be exactly the most conducive environment for writing but it works.  It's worked for the last 30 days, allowing me sometimes 2 posts a day.  Amazing!  For me anyway.  Go me!

I've earned the right to say I'm a participant and completer of the NaBloPoMo.


30 posts in 30 days.  I did it!  It was a fun goal to achieve and it empowers me to set more.   I'll be continuing my efforts into December.  If I make myself sit and write I normally am very glad that I did.

Thanks to those of you who have read, became followers and commented.  You encourage me and make my heart happy.

Now, on to Not me Monday!!

I did not start a pack of birth control pills on Sunday after saying for 6 years that I would never go back on them.  I was not advised by my doctor to start taking them due to my abnormal hormone surges, my anxiety and my migraines.

I did not slam down the mouse of the computer at work yesterday because the computer was running so slow and I couldn't refresh the screen fast enough to see if my order for a laptop was acutally being processed.  I did not frantically call Darren from my work and whine like a spoiled bratty child that the computers were so slow and it was not fair!!  I also did not curse loudly then worry that there might be a hidden camera in the office.

I did not rush out this morning with the intention on getting paint for the living room.  I did not purchase it and bring it home.  I did not feed my boys lunch and rush them upstairs to their naps so that I could get back downstairs to paint.  I did not blog their entire nap time instead of paint.  I did not.  That would just be senseless and totally unproductive.

I did not just remember my bottle of wine in the fridge and lick my lips.

I did not just glance at the clock and wonder if it's too early to have a glass of wine.

I did not enjoy writing my last blog to commence my 30 posts in 30 days.  I do not feel tons proud.  I do not have more thoughts and ideas running around in my head.

I did not hold a candycane for about 15 minutes while my son licked it so that he wouldn't get sticky and either would our couch.

That's all I got for now.  Check out what everyone else hasn't been doing over at MckMama's.

3 comments:

PolishPrince said...

*Drum Roll*...TaDa! You did it babe!
I'm very proud of your accomplishment. I definitely saw the difference this time around in your attempt to blog. Keep it up, we all want to read more!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Great job with the 30 posts in 30 days... I got the right number, but I didn't blog every single day, so it doesn't count. Boo :(

I am *not* guilty of planning to do chores or even massive projects and then just blogging away my time... nope, not me!

~Elizabeth
http://confessiosnfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Keep it up girl! Although I haven't been able to read your blog every day when I do find a minute of silence I thoroughly enjoy immersing myself in your works.