Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

1. Last night I dreamed I was in a room full of people. Someone was looking for a writer and he pointed out everyone but me.

2. I make my living writing, in case that point missed anyone.

3. On Sunday we went to Circuit City to see if there were really any deals as the store liquidates. We didn't see any but I did buy a few DVDs at 20 percent off, including an extended edition of The Fellowship of the Ring.

4. Circuit City is where I bought two laptops, the TV in the bedrooms, my Wii Fit and at least one dishwasher (we have very hard/lime water and go through a lot of dishwashers). I am sorry they are going out of business.

5. My acupuncturist told me yesterday that as an Earth girl I need a lot of nourishment. Physically and mentally. Anybody giving away hugs?

6. Writing is sometimes like trying to pull briers out of my skin after I've fallen into a rose bush. There is a lot of pain and even blood.

7. Other times writing is like gliding along on skates on unmarred ice that goes forever. I only stop when I'm worn out.

8. Facebook and similar social networking sites make a lot of people come to mind whom you may not really want to be thinking about at that particular time. I am not sure this is a good thing. My mind is already pretty full without the social status updates.

9. My brother told me this morning that only 25 of his 40 eggs he was trying to hatch actually made it. I was quite saddened by this.

10. Then my husband told me this morning that we have two new calves. That made me happy. Birth and death. Life on the farm. It ain't all laid back or even black and white.

11. I am going to the Roanoke Writer's Conference at Hollins this weekend. I know I will be there Saturday; I still haven't made up my mind about the speech/reception thing on Friday night. If you're interested in going, the link is here.

12. I think if I could stop eating chocolate I would be better off, but damn, it tastes good.

13. This is my 82nd Thursday Thirteen and my 843rd post on this blog. Whoo.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; you can learn more about it here. My other Thursday Thirteens are here.


  1. I stopped by CC today, but no bargains was very strange to see it looking so picked over.

  2. I was going to go to CC to see if they have any good deals on cameras. I sure hope so, I don't want to pay $1,000 or more for one!!
    Sorry to hear about your brothers eggs. That's sad!

    New calves are adorable!

    Chocolate is Yummy!!!


  3. 843? Kudos! That's impressive.

  4. Writing and living on a farm, it sounds like a lovely life.

  5. Hi, I got a {{{hug}}} for you from Australia. I love your TT, I can relate to almost every item. Especially the Chocolate. LOL Happy
    TT! :)

  6. I thought about going to the writer's workshop but wasn't impressed with the speaker line-up or the topics. Have fun!

  7. I totally feel you on #1-8 and #13 (with photography being my "writing"). I'm just feeling down today, and don't know why. And i also liked Circuit City, even though i have to drive to Roanoke to go there....

  8. I think you would be much worse off if you gave up chocolate. Please, don't even think about it. So many other things in life to give up.

    I know what you mean about FB. I think I am only wired to communicate with a few people on a regular basis, and sometimes I get quite overwhelmed. Even so, it is cool to be in contact with old friends. Conflict.

  9. Hmmm...I find number 5 especially interesting since I'm an Earth girl,too. I'll have to try to get more hugs...and chocolate, too (does that count as nourishment?) Anyway, sending you virtual hugs from North Carolina!


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