FishDreamer scribbles: Seeking Serenity Online

Sunday, 22 October 2005


I actually started outlining ideas for NaNoWriMo, so it looks like I might join the crazy ranks next month. I found the notes and the one and a half pages from when I thought I'd try it two years ago (I'd forgotten about that!), and it's hilarious. All of 800-something words of a socio-political dystopia set in Ummerka. Recognize that? The popular slurring of America, that is. Ah well, it's just as well I never got anywhere, but it sure did make me laugh.

And that is just not a bad thing, these days.

It's a beautiful drizzly cool Sunday. Good thing I raked yesterday. It's the kind of day that makes me want to bake something. Hmm. Scones, maybe. I haven't made those in years, and I finally have the recipe again. I wonder what dried fruit I have to put in them. I cleaned the kitchen, I swept the floors, I'm contemplating doing my laundry and even changing the sheets. Part of me wants to do all of this, and part of me wants to drink my tea and contemplate a book for a while.

I also want to go for a run, but my neck is still out of whack and I know it's a bad idea. I might do something else. I could always just go for a long walk, right? I love this weather!

It's late evening now. I baked pumpkin bread, with pecans and chocolate chips. I had a half a baked sugar pumpkin I'd cooked earlier this week that needed to be used up, so it made sense. It turned out dense and damp and really tasty. And as soon as it came out of the oven, I wrapped it in a towel and drove over to my sister's for dinner.

I did not go for a run or do any other major exercise. I did some arm weights, and I walked briskly to and from the store for milk. It all counts. It was a nice, mellow, drizzly Sunday. I can't complain about that!

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