Feeling better...it is truly amazing how powerful a healthy diet is. Once you cut the red meat, simple carbs, and well all things good and tasty it leaves...well...not much. You never get that..."oh my God I am full and want to take a nap," feeling instead it is..."meh, I'm done." I feel lighter. My clothes are baggie. It it is exciting I am actually looking forward to going to the doctor and getting weighed. I know that had to sound funny...it felt strange to type that. We will find out the good news on Tuesday.
Next week my students will be turning in their very first essays. It is a long painful process to grade them. With 168 kids and my OCD urges to give them complete feedback as budding historical writers it takes me forever. Grades will be due in a few day after I take them up. I know rocking planning. I solemnly swear to do better next six weeks. I know that I will not be seeing the light of day next weekend...only essays on the survival techniques of Cabeza de Vaca. Pretty exciting. The first 50 essays sound unique and I hang on their every word. The last 118 I barely remember.
- My Great, Great, Great Grandfather was the editor of a Scandinavian Newspaper in Chicago. Apparently writing is in my blood.
- I am one quarter Norwegian. This possibly explains my terribly white skin. Here I was thinking that there was a strong possibility I was part vampire.
- It is very addictive once you start it is tough to stop. Ancestry makes you feel a bit like a treasure hunter. Be aware!
Pretty sure you have to agree.
I have the best news ever...I have started writing again.
This morning I propped the back door was open and the dogs were chasing each other inside and out I read and edited my work in progress....the book. By the time they had calmed into their morning nap I was writing. It felt great...and painful all at the same time. I was struck by the flow...it would hit in small spurts. I know it will get stronger. The key is practice. 1,000 words this morning and I will commit to another 1,000 words tonight. It will be done.