Last weekend was exactly the kind of weekend I was hoping for. I wasn't going to blog about it because I didn't really DO much of anything but then I thought about it. Maybe I didn't DO anything but it was still a great weekend in my book if not exciting, so why not? Allow me to bore you with the details.
Saturday morning I woke up and did the 30 Day Shred first thing. It was my first day of Level 3. If I don't knock it out of the way in the morning it's not going to happen. After that I headed straight to my favorite coffee shop for writing, Cosmo's Cafe. I'm so glad I discovered this little gem. It's in the downtown part of this cute little town near our house. The prices are good and the refills are cheap. There is plenty of seating with outlets for laptop chargers and plenty of room to spread out. It's just got this really relaxing vibe to it that makes me feel right at home and allows me to focus. They have these gluten free oat bars that are made by some local bakery that you can't get anywhere else. I get all disappointed if they run out but they were fully stocked so I bought a giant coffee to go with it and settled down to write. I was feeling bummed out because I didn't think I got much work done last month. I started at the very beginning and cleaned house with edits and changes. When your book is over 60,000 words it takes a loooong time to go through. It's like reading a book. Duh, 'cause I'm writing a book. It turns out that with all that editing I actually added on about 13 more pages so I was still on track. I finished reading through to the end from where I left on then started writing new pages. When I hit a wall I left and went home. That night we made dinner together and watched Side Effects.
Sunday morning and guess what? 30 Day Shred. I was thinking about going back to Cosmo's because my creative juices were still flowing and I wanted to get more done but I didn't want to leave the house. Lately, I haven't been able to write at home because I'm to distracted. I put Pandora on the Classical Music for Studying Station; yes that's exactly what it's called! I sat there at the dining room table with my lap top and got a lot done. Maybe I can write at home. I watched a random foreign film on Netflix complete with French subtitles about 17 French high school girls who round up baby daddy's wherever they can find 'em and intentionally get pregnant at the same time. I said it was random! I took a nap that afternoon because, you know I literally wore myself out doing almost nothing. There wasn't a whole lot of TV watching going on because my DVR is finally empty. I'm glad, but still not 100% sure how I feel about that. I felt lost when I hit List and there was nothing there but at the same time it's nice for TV watching not to feel like a chore. That night we watched Snitch and ate Carne Asada filled Mexican food from our favorite taco shop.
I didn't leave the house at all Sunday. I was basically a pajama wearing shut in. The best part is that I didn't feel guilty at all because I was at least somewhat productive with the exercise and writing. If we had kids I'm betting almost none of that would have happened. Which is just one of the reasons that we don't have any.
Productive. Relaxing. Pajamas. Just what I needed.