1 – Wow… I didn’t mean to go over a week without posting, especially since I won’t be blogging more than once or twice next month due to my media fast. I’ve felt very uninspired when it comes to blogging this past week and sat in front of my laptop this weekend for hours, trying to get inspired to blog about something. But I never want to be a blogger who blogs just to get a post up, so my blog has remained quiet.
2 – I’ve been emailing back and forth with Jessica about creative writing for a while now. She’s pursuing a degree in Creative Writing so we’ve had some really great conversations about the world of publishing and our dreams of writing. Those emails alone have pushed me to start getting serious about my fiction, so I started doing some light character sketches and plot outlines for the two NaNoWriMo contenders. I’ve even started writing fiction for another novel I’ve had on my mind for a long time, but haven’t done much with. It feels good to write and get my creative juices flowing in my favorite way. Basically, all I want to do every weekend is work on my fiction and I’m so inspired by it lately. It’s a great feeling!
3 – Over the weekend, I made a batch of No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls. I found the recipe on Coco’s blog and it looked incredibly easy and delicious. All you need is oats, peanut butter, protein powder, mini chocolate chips, and honey. Mix ‘em up, mold them into balls, and put ‘em in the fridge! They are such a great grab-and-go snack! I found molding them into balls to be the most arduous task, but the whole process took me less time than it takes me to make hard-boiled eggs. (I know this because I was making hard-boiled eggs while making the balls.) But seriously, I look forward to my two little balls every day. Go with that sentence where you want.
4 – This kid needs to win America’s Got Talent. He’s 17! And he blows my mind every time he does a magic trick. HOW DOES HE DO IT?!
5 – I’ve had a really busy, crazy week. I have had to be “on” more than usual and I’m just really looking forward to this weekend and decompressing. I have book club tonight, my brother and nephew are coming over on Saturday night, and then church on Sunday. Other than that? I’m hoping to catch up on sleep, work on my character sketches, and spend an afternoon or two at the pool. It should be a great weekend!