day 14: father’s day, scones, coat hooks and rain
so this is what sometimes* happens when i can’t seem to write:
okay, to be fair, the scones had a legitimate reason: they are partially a preparation for father’s day high tea this afternoon, but there’s only going to be four of us there…
the coat hooks on the porch, though, that’s one of those things on our endless list of ‘we’ve been here how long and we still haven’t fixed that yet?‘ things that made me feel like i at least accomplished something.
not that the time i spent this morning on HHNF was a complete waste, but, following my gut on yesterday’s conundrum about whether to follow the new path or stick to the outline, i worked on mapping out the impacts of this new direction. i hit a few more hurdles, potentially further derailing me, but i eventually worked them out, i think. so, in the end, i’ll be going with this new idea, which actually gels with some other elements from earlier on, which i had not so intended, and which, therefore, only further supports this decision.
however, after wrangling with this new map, i lost my momentum and succumbed to inertia. i want to blame it on the rain (see this week’s lovely forecast), but that would be dodging the truth. i probably could’ve stuck it out, but it would’ve only been more frustrating. getting away and getting these other things done, feeling physically accomplished, was probably the best thing i could do.
i’ll have a go at the book when we got home this afternoon, and i feel confident i’ll be able to get at least my 3 pages, today. of course, some caffeinated tea this afternoon will probably help that along…
* on the good days, mind you. when i manage to convince myself not to surf the net or play video games or what-not.