Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday Thirteen #113

Here's a Thursday Thirteen that takes a look at routine, normal work day for me, as my life is now without so many articles for newspapers to write.

1. Get up, drink a cup of decaf tea, and hit the treadmill. Walk, walk.

2. Shower and have breakfast, which usually consists of an egg, V8 juice, and a banana. I read The Roanoke Times, which these days doesn't take as long as it used to, and make notes if there are any stories that I think might be a good idea for an article or even a poem or short story or that not-yet-started novel.

3. Check emails. Respond to anything that requires attention.

4. Write a blog entry.

5. Read other blogs (see my side bar on the right for some of the blogs I enjoy).

6. Work on an article. This might be making phone calls, querying an editor about a new story idea, going to interview someone, or researching something online or in a book.

7. It should be about 11:30 a.m. now, and the phone will ring and it will be my husband if he at work.

8. Lunch. This is my most difficult meal. I am dieting and lately have been eating a lot of tuna salad or salads. Today I want something, hot, though, because it is wet and windy. Empty the dishwasher and clean up the kitchen.

9. Check emails again, and respond to anything that requires attention. Throw clothes in the washing machine as required.

10. Back to work on articles. Generally this is where I should be working on a novel or something, I think. Some long-term project. Right now these hours are rather nebulous for me since my workload is not what it once was. Some days I read, some times I garden, sometimes I just piddle around on the computer until the hours are gone.

11. Return phone calls.

12. Prepare dinner.

13. Watch TV or read.

Pretty boring, eh?

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; you can learn more about it here. My other Thursday Thirteens are here. This is number 113!


  1. Lots and lots of writing!! :)

    Lunch is a hard meal....I don't ever feel motivated to put out a lot of energy on something healthy in the middle of the day.

    Happy TT!

  2. There is no rhyme nor reason for my schedule lol Hope you pick up some more articles to write. Happy T13!

  3. It must be nice to be so organized.

    Thinking of you and aunt Jenny

  4. What are you working on now. When I'm working on a story, I fiddle with it on and off all day for several days and the next idea comes before I finish the last story. I'm very grateful to have a forum to spotlight others and tell their stories. It all started with the blog and has grown from there.

    I recently learned that cold food takes energy to convert which may explain why I need a hot meal 3 times a day. My energy is compromised as you know.

    I jump on the trampoline, but not everyday. It helps loosen me up from all the hours of sitting and typing.

  5. Hi!
    Not boring at all. sound like your day is pretty well organized. The reading would work for me. I love to read! Have a great day!!


  6. Work on the book. Now. At least a half-chapter a day.

  7. I recommend soup for dieting. It's easy to keep the calories and carbs to a minimum, lets you get your vegies in, can be made to taste lots of different ways, is hot and filling, can help clean out the refrigerator, and doesn't have to take a lot of your time to make. Just avoid the creamed varieties and you're set.

  8. I need to be better about exercising and eating a healthy breakfast in the morning. Good for you! :)

    Happy TT

  9. I'm with Becky. Write. Get out the book and work on it!

  10. I don't think your day sounds boring at all. Like Ginger and Becky, I do hope you'll be able to get started on that novel soon. I do understand how difficult it is to get started. I started one three years ago, but abandoned it during a stressful period in my life. And I've been too intimidated to get back to it. I can always find an excuse not to.

  11. No, not boring at all. It's a peaceful life, and I'd much prefer a peaceful one than a dramatic one any day. =) You sound like you have a fulfilling life. =)


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