You know you’re the mom of a two year old when your idea of a spa day is 10 extra minutes in the bathroom all by yourself.
But I digress. I’ve been off work for the past week and home with the munchkin but I’ve gotten very little done in the writing arena. Sunday we went to a graduation party and the munchkin fell asleep just as we got there so I sat in the car with her while she napped and managed to plot out the first quarter to third of Biomalware. Do you think I actually wrote any of that this week? Nope. I did put together some stories on Monday, toward a collection, but I want to write a few more before putting it out there.
So, was it a wasted week? Of course not! I did get those two things done, but more than that I got some rest, relaxation and well filling in. I’ve read a couple short urban fantasy stories from the Strange Brew anthology, quite a bit of Susan Wittig Albert’s The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree mystery, and I’ve caught up on some blog reading. I’ve gotten a couple naps in (albeit mostly contorted on a love seat next to the munchkin but one was a lovely half hour all to myself in a darkened bedroom with a summer breeze coming through the window.) We got to see a funny and fluffy movie based on Janet Evanovich’s mysteries, called One for the Money. I got my car cleaned out today and made a plan this week for organizing the house and getting the yard back in shape. (Planning is so much easier than doing, dontcha think? But it’s a necessary step.) No real travel this vacation but soon, and there’s certainly been plenty of good beverages, though mostly chilled.
So, no, it hasn’t been a wasted week. I’m feeling very relaxed these days and better able to deal with the challenges of life in general. Certainly more ready to put some of my plans into action. What more could you ask from a vacation?