Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday's Stuff and Things #3

What a beautiful day! As we headed to school this morning the temperature was in the mid-60s. I took a cup of chai tea along for the drive, and my day couldn't have started better. Now, as I sit catching up online, I'm eating a breakfast of champions: leftover chicken alfredo. *shrugs* I'm picky with my breakfast foods, and I figured this was better than nothing. Right?

So I promised to post pictures. Since I've talked about our remodeling and my new space (Janna's Writing and Reading Nook - just saying it makes me squee!), I thought I'd show you the progress. Here's the space from the top of the stairs. To my left is the master bath, behind me the master bedroom.


And here, at the left side of the balcony, is where my floor lamp and big floofy (yes, floofy) reading chair will go. Maybe, just maybe, in another few weeks I can show you completed pictures. Yippee!


I'm writing the next installment of my column. (For those who may not know, I write a humor column with a motherhood theme. It appears in a local paper, quarterly.) My topic this go round is being an embarrassing mom. You know, the standard stuff, like licking your finger to wipe chocolate from your daughter's cheek. In the middle of her birthday party. When she's surrounded by friends and family. Got any good anecdotes to share? Surely I'm not the only embarrassing mom these days... *

In yesterday's post, I mentioned I would talk about feelin' the burn today. You see, I have this rash-- No, no. Wrong topic. I was going to tell you I've really been feeling that desire to push myself with my writing. I've admittedly slacked off recently, what with the end of summer, and having queries out but not being ready to send another batch. But it's time to move ahead, seeking my goals. I'm going to research more agents today and send another few queries. And I've got to move ahead with the other writing projects I keep talking about. After all, I'm not going to find what I'm looking for if all I do is think about writing. It's got to be about doing.

And that's it, folks. I think I'm gonna go try my new English Toffee cappuccino mix (I have my doubts since it's a mix). I'll let you know how it is.

Have a great day!


* I haven't really done that. Yet.

14 comments:

Terri Tiffany said...

Glad to see you have refreshed motivation! It is good for all of us to read!

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks, Terri! I hope it hangs out for a little while. :)

colbymarshall said...

I'm glad you're having a beautiful day-- it's ugly here. I was in my bathroom half the morning b/c of a tornado warning. Ugh!

Janna Qualman said...

Aw, Colby, sorry you had such a rotten morning. I hope your area clears up with no more concern.

Angie Ledbetter said...

I had an oogie morning that turned nice. Glad your was good. Your future writing nook looks fab! To inspire myself to stay productive, I have a sticky note on my monitor: BIC/FOC (Butt in Chair, Fingers on Keyboard). ;)

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks for stopping by, Angie! I like your tip; I may have to steal that. I also have to tell you your last name is my maiden name! (Except with an a.) :D I meant to comment on your blog about that the other day, but I can't remember if I ever did...

Joanne said...

Sometimes just getting started is all you need. Just sitting down and opening a file and letting the writing take over. Of course, the English Toffee Cappuccino could serve as a reward, say after a few pages typed? Looking forward to seeing the finished Writing Nook!

WendyCinNYC said...

Nice writing nook! I'm jealous. Mine sucks.

Re: Embarrassing mom--I am always threatening my poor daughters with embarrassing them in public. "Quit doing that or I'll drop you off at school in my big velcro curlers and fuzzy robe! Your friends will laugh and laugh!"

Shapes them right up.

Janna Qualman said...

Yes, well, I'm holding my breath until it's been painted, carpeted and decorated. No tellin' what kind of snafus we'll run into around here...

That's great! I'm gonna remember that line. ;)

Joshua said...

sweet!

Terri Tiffany said...

I can't wait to see the finished room! Thanks for stopping by my blog-- I really enjoy your writing style and your pics!

Janna Qualman said...

Hugs, Josh.

Thanks, Terri. I really appreciate your comment, because sometimes I wonder if I really have it together with this blog thing. I'm so glad you like it!

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, I'm so excited for your almost reading/writing space! Good luck staying motivated. I feel guilty that writing hasn't even crossed my mind until this morning when I got online. *shrugs*

See you soon!

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks, Melanie! I hope the remainder of your vacation is awesome!