Sunday, September 06, 2009

SHIFT High Gear

It always amazes me how September seems to shift instantly into high gear. This week has been full of 'new' and 'different' and it really feels a lot more like a new year has begun than when January 1st rolls around.

DD started high school this week. High School. Egads, I'm old. So far, she's loving it, and in less than 2 and a half days, I'm totally broke from running around buying school supplies. Her long and complicated list required visits not only to Staples, but JoAnn's Fabric and Michaels. Fortunately we had a lot of the needed supplies already on hand, and better yet it was a great sale weekend, but nevertheless we watched the money flow out of both our wallets.

I got through four chapters of the first draft of my new WIP. Yay! It's interesting - I have to keep telling myself not to sweat the things I already know I need to change. I've seen the development of my other full length novels over time and I realize the words I'm putting down now may be drasatically different from the finished product that ends up being submitted, but that's okay. These are the bare bones. The cosmetic surgery will come later.

I've also thrown myself into a new endeavor. I plan to rediscover the joy of cooking.

Don't laugh. I'm serious.

I like food. I love to eat - and I've sworn off dieting forever. [That's another long post] My plan is to work on making healthier meals and try to cut back on our use of packaged, processed food. The Ultra-Metabolism principle is still floating around in my head, so I need to concentrate on better eating for better health, not 'diet' eating for losing weight. I'm in the process of going through all my old cook books, weeding out easy, nutritious recipes that have potential and tossing the rest. [This is also part of my plan to eventually clean all the junk out of my house.] I found a folder with my receipes that had coupons in it that expired in 2003. I think it's time to start letting go, don't you? LOL.

Here's to new endeavors!


Jen said...

Wow, you've got a lot on your plate ((groan))

Good for you for going after everything with such gusto.

So what have you made that's good?

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

I made an awesome cucumber and feta salad for lunch the other day, and then shrimp scampi for dinner.

I'm about halfway through all my cookbooks and I'm tossing all the diet ones.

Jen said...


If nothing else your house is getting lighter, right? :-)

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Maybe after the garage sale, but right now, I'm just shifting stuff around.