This week was insanely busy at work. It's such a pisser because my boss was gone this week, and those are always the weeks you hope you'll get to relax a little. Not this week, but that's just the way it goes. I did spend most of my lunch times working on the book, though. So, I felt good about that part of the day. Also, I went to lunch a couple of times with work friends. It was good for my soul. It was kind of what I needed. Brian was working a ton this week, and man, was I missing my friends. I long for a karaoke night out with the girls, or some sort of wine tasting, or a walk along the Columbia River. So, the lunches were just what I needed. Lunches that held real conversation from coworkers/friends that I respect and really enjoy spending time with.
The nights this week were filled with baseball, baseball, baseball. The end is in sight, though. I can see it. Thank God. It really does run our lives.
Last night I ordered the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" that I so needed and had a really nice, long phone conversation with H.P. We talked my whole drive home, and then I spent another hour with her in my driveway once I got here. I've said this before, but she really does get me more than anyone. I may be all the way out here, but it is nice to still have those relationships that are there, no matter where you are.
This morning was also really, really nice. I had breakfast with Lynn (aka G), while my loser cruiser (the money pit) was having work done on it. Lynn continues to be my biggest cheerleader as far as my writing. I always feel like I can do anything after spending time with her.
After breakfast, I headed out to Ryne's baseball game. They were able to get it in just before the rain came (we've had like no summer here). The rain was truly a bummer today, as Brian and I had plans to go to the annual festival in town and listen to some live, outdoor music. Anyway, it has been pouring, so we weren't able to. But the good news is, after breakfast with Lynn this morning, I was feeling really inspired to write. So, trapped in the house, I worked on the book for several hours today. I even wrote a whole new chapter to add to the book. I've been playing around with it in my head a while, so it was nice to get it out there. Now, I'm about 35% through this last edit. I'm feeling good, and I'm really looking forward to turning it back over to my editor. It'll be one step closer to finishing this thing. Ryne does have another game tomorrow, but the weather is supposed to be bad again. I really hope they can sneak the game in, but again, I hope to get about six hours of work done on the book. If it's raining, I feel much less guilt about giving my time to the book.
Caleb just told me, "Danica got into a wreck." Hopefully this means, he'll be vacating my room soon. He and Brian have been watching the race upstairs, letting me work down here-so nice. But, it is closing in on ten o'clock, and this lady needs to get some sleep. Sleeping has been a little awful lately. There's been too many nightmares. I woke up at four this morning, and I was so looking forward to sleeping in. Hopefully, this is the night it all turns around.
I know, I almost always add old songs to this site. It's just what I listen to anymore. But I do really love this song. It's probably my favorite amongst the new stuff. I'm a sucker for a good love song.
Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!