Sunday, June 8
As I had been longing for a full night’s sleep, I was delivered yet another great one. This time, 9.5 uninterupted hours of glorious sleep.
I got up and got to my routine of warm water in my neti pot with French sea salt, and then 45 drops of my Wellness supplement. I had two gluten-free buckwheat waffles with raspberries and blueberries, and then I got dressed.
I packed up my novel, my writer’s notebook and my copy of Elizabeth Lyon’s book on writing nonfiction book proposals. I headed out to the St. Johns neighborhood to work at the Writers Dojo, commencing my membership, only no one was there. I decided to walk to Starbucks for a green tea latte.
When I returned, the director instructed me to let myself in, I picked out a desk and then got to work on my book. It was lovely. I had the place to myself. It was a perfect day outside, blue skies, sunny. The windows invited in lots of light and I felt happy. About an hour into my work, the director and his wife stopped by with their adorable baby girl.
After they left, I was starting to get hungry. I walked over to vegan market and picked up vegan corn tortilla tacos filled with grilled and curry seasoned vegetables, along with a bottle of Hot Lips blackberry soda – local, seasonal, sustainable, very good! And all natural. I brought the food back to the Dojo, and worked on edits.
After, I drove to the Park Blocks and was to meet Susan for bocce. As I waited, I shot hoops and enjoyed the fact that I had a wonderful day in a writer’s room, feeling like the writer I have been working so hard to become. Eventually Susan showed up and we played a short game of bocce, about 8 or 10 games, or so. It was really relaxing and fun.
After bocce, we walked up to Andina and shared four small plates, tapas style from the gluten free menu, to include scallops, greens salad, octopus, pimientos stuffed peppers. I ordered an enchanting pina colada, and later, Susan and I split a gluten free chocolate torte with caramel ice cream. I finished it with a cup of decaf coffee. The service, as always, was amazing. These people are just on it. I decided to fill out a comment card to let them know how grateful I was for the gluten free menu and for the typical, amazing service. It made me feel good to write my favorable critique.
It was a gorgeous Sunday. I was happy and delighted with my Writer’s Dojo time, mostly. I have a lot of work to do, for my writing. But I am truly motivated. I can feel things happening, the wheels turning. I know I am going to get published. This is my one true thing right now. And I couldn’t be more happy for it.