Tuesday, September 2
Things don’t seem to change. This does not surprise me. I shrug, even. But, alas, I went to bed at 1:00 a.m. That’s when I get tired, that’s when I’m ready to actually go to sleep. And, the alarm went off at 7:30 a.m. I don’t have a snooze button. My alarm clock is a tibetan gong. I stop the alarm and then either get up or lull back into a half-sleep. Which is what I did this morning. I finally got up at 8:00 a.m.
I had breakfast, including some of the dried plums my friend, Susan, gave to me. These aren’t your grandmother’s prunes! These were sweet, delicious with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg, meaty, and more like figs than the dark, slimy prunes I remember at my grandparents’ house. Susan’s family has a prune ranch in northern California. She just returned from harvest. It was a nice treat for her to bring back the freshly dried fruit. Susan did warn not to eat more than 5 per day, when you’re not used to eating dried plums regulary. Good thing she did that – otherwise we’d get more fiber than our young bodies could handle!
I got to work at 10:00 a.m. and was busy all day without even a stop for lunch. I made a turkey breast sandwhich on gluten free bread and ate at my desk. I worked until 7:30 p.m.! I was waiting for a bunch of photos to upload on flickr for our event photo galleries. It took forever. Plus, I was working on website updates. I didn’t even realize what time it was. I get in a zone.
When I left, I locked up and drove home with every intention of going to a driving range to hit some golf balls. But by the time I got home, it was too late. I dropped off my bags, with a handful of basil I brought home from our garden at work, and put it in water. I changed and went to the gym to ride on the exercise bike by 8:15 p.m. I got a good 20 minute workout in, and my legs were wobbly and sore by the time I made my way back down to my townhome. That was a nice change from my usual jogging on the treadmill and yoga.
I quickly got to cooking. I boiled in water with a dab of olive oil and a pinch of salt some Tinkyada brown rice spaghetti. I cooked up two small spicy Italian pork sausages in garlic and olive oil. I then cooked up some homemade tomato sauce. I topped the cooked pasta with a mozzarella-assagio cheese blend, the cooked sausage and garlic, the tomato sauce and then some freshly chopped basil. I love to show how you can make delicious gluten-free options for your favorite meals.
After dinner I had a cup of hot Yogi India Spice tea. I then cleaned up the kitchen and wiped down the counters and floor. I have been so nervous about the ant situation this summer, that it has forced me to be obsessively clean. Which is probably a good thing.
I missed the Republican Convention this evening. Because I am registered Independent, I don’t believe in voting for a party. I vote for the best person. And I feel I must listen to both parties present their cases. I am curious about Sarah Palin, especially after her controversial announcement of her 17 year old daughter’s pregnancy. Unfortunately, politics get ugly, and it will be interesting to see how the Democrats rip these people and their families apart, and vice versa. This is the part of politics I hate.
Today, I received my order of a USB desktop microphone to record myself doing readings of my literary work for my new website. I can save them as mp3 files and make them available on the new site. I noticed today that my friend cleared up my current website with a “new site coming soon” announcement. I am excited about creating my new site. This will go to show potential publishers (and agents) that I am a “dream author” who knows how to market herself.
When this blog comes to it’s end in two weeks to this day (wow!), I will start a new blog on my writer’s website. I won’t stick to a daily entry cycle as I have with this one, it’s a totally different kind of blog. I am happy to see this blog come to it’s end. I will still keep it up and accessible via my new site. I am proud of this blog and I am still hopeful I can get a book deal based on the content of this site.
As I began to wind down for the evening, I realized how promising my writing career has been since I committed to this blog. It was one great step for me, one that will surely turn things around and land me my first book deal. I am sure of it.