This week kicked my butt. I subbed every day, and after school I worked on the pile of freelance assignments I’m trying to complete on deadline. I’m not complaining, because I’m grateful for the work, but yeesh!
I told myself, You’re sitting in a nice warm classroom. You’re not expending any amount of energy long trotting or roping with a wool sweater, down jacket and two pairs of gloves. You pansy, why are you so tired? I realized the mental exhaustion of guiding a group of schoolchildren through a day of learning is much greater than the physical exhaustion of sitting on a horse all day shoving cattle around.
After yesterday, I decided “Miss Laubacher” is a bad word and anyone who utters it more than ten times a minute should sit in the corner for the remainder of class. If anyone corrects me and says “But that’s two words,” you can sit in the corner, too.
I designated Saturday as my official Get All My Writing Assignments Done And Emailed To My Editors day, but so far all I’ve done is watch Made of Honor (Patrick Dempsey is HOT) and drink a glass of wine. It’s not quite noon. I thought I’d fall back on an old Chico State trick called “when you’re stuck on writing a paper, drink.”
I’m having my doubts about how well this will work, and not just because I actually laughed out loud at the phrase “bling-bling” typed on the screen. Maybe I should arrange for the post office to deliver magazines featuring my work with a bottle of merlot. I think it would help the circulation, anyway. Actual readership, not so sure….I get a little tipsy and want to socialize.
If I were in Chico, I would put on some mascara, a swingy skirt, and take a stroll downtown. There was always someone in their yard enjoying the sunshine who wanted to visit. In Elko, I’d have to walk a few miles to downtown, including dodging the big rigs on Mountain City Highway and make it over the I-80 overpass. I haven’t drank that much wine yet, but ask me again at 3 PM.
Oy….here I am, blogging in an effort to motivate my writing self and finish these dang assignments!!!! It’s kind of worked….but not so much you’d notice. Luckily, the dryer just dinged, so I can continue my procrastination by putting clean sheets on my bed. Happy Saturday! 🙂