Monday, November 02, 2009

Today, the Night Before

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. — Stephen King

I'm writing this the night before, so that I have plenty of time to write in the morning. If you want to know my word count for the day, check JaNoWriMo a little later for what I've accomplished.

Today was crazy -- I had lots of work to do on the LASR/WC site, but despite this, DH decided to cut down a huge oak tree in our back yard. DD and I went out to help after it was down: dragged brush, moved logs, stacked them in the place where the OLD stuff we just split and moved used to be so it can season for next year.

I also hurt myself. I have a bad toe -- no one seems to be able to figure out WHY it hurts all the time, but it does. It's the big toe on my right foot (and writing that makes me think of a song the Smothers Brothers sang:

I have a daisy on my toe,
It's not alive it does not grow,
It's just a tattoo of a flower
So I look neat taking a shower,
It's on the second toe of my left foot,
A stem and flower, but there's not root,
(spoken) Because that wouldn't look good.
I have a daisy on my toe,
My right foot loves my left foot so-o-o-o-o.

*ahem* ... moving on...) and it's -- my toe, remember?-- it's hurt for a good ten years or so. In any case, today while I was carrying a log to the trailer on our tractor, I stumbled and landed with that toe on the edge of a log. I heard :::crackle, crack, crackle::: and then was overcome with pain. It's currently swollen and bruised, and it's a little hard to walk.


I also had to make dog food. I'd cooked the chicken yesterday, and had DD remove it from the bones this morning while I chopped and cooked veggies. When we came in from processing the tree, I put the dog food together.

And I still had time to do the LASR/WC pages AND this:

Because NaNoWriMo isn't NaNoWriMo without a collage.

How was your weekend?


You Are Milk Chocolate

A total dreamer, you spend most of your time with your head in the clouds.

You often think of the future, and you are always working toward your ideal life.

Also nostalgic, you rarely forget a meaningful moment... even those from long ago.

Hmmm... maybe.



Jennifer Shirk said...

I think I might do a collage for my next book. Jenny Crusie did a workshop on it and I thought it was pretty cool.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Good luck with Nano! I'm not doing it this year for a variety of reasons.

Get the toe checked out! It might be broken and if its not set correctly it can really give you problems later - I know... been there, done that.

Feel better!

Dru said...

I like your collage.

Ouch. I hope your toe is feeling less pain.

re quiz: I'm Milk Chocolate and yes it is accurate

Have a great Monday.

Diane Craver said...

Love your collage. I've never done one but will with my next book. If I ever write again. Good luck with writing.

That makes it bad to have a painful toe. Hope it gets better soon.

I went dress shopping for our son's wedding - didn't find anything in my size at the right price.

Melissa McClone said...

Nice collage. I tried to do one with the JaNo book last year. I finally had to stop and start writing. I will never attempt another one. A book is much easier to finish than one of those!

Hugs on the toe!

Keri Mikulski said...

Love the collage!! Good luck with Nanowrimo!!

Happy Monday. :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the writing.

Sorry about your toe, painful!

Love the collage.

Ran errands, went to laundromat to do laundry, petsitting was in full swing lol.

Brandy said...

Ack! Sorry to hear about your toe, it sounds as though it broken. Please take care.
I am white chocolate (which I don't eat): You are White Chocolate
You are sweet, caring, and truly very innocent.
Whether your naive ways are a bit of act or not, people like to take care of you.
You are a quiet flirt, and your power is often underestimated!

To be honest, I have no idea if this relates to me or not.

I hope your toe feels better and that you have a good day!

Tori Lennox said...

Ouch ouch ouch!!! Hugs re the broken toe!!!

Shelley Munro said...

I like the collage, too. Good luck with NaNo!