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My Own Private Writing Retreat

d_michiko_f is a total stranger to me, except for graciously allowing me to friend her blog and add my occasional ravings, but we share similar weekend plans.

B.I.C.*

My husband and son flew to CA this morning to visit family. I don’t have enough vacation time to spare for the trip. (American notion of vacation-time: evil or just plain ignorant? You be the judge.)

Much as I will miss my boys, and would rather be visiting our funny family, too … well, it has to be said: yay for alone-time!



Friday
5 pm: Home from work. Submit to frantic expressions of love from hounds, including wailing, whining, and smearing of slobber on work clothes.
5:30 pm: Feed and walk hounds.
6 pm: Read while I eat take-out (I’m not wasting time cooking and washing dishes!). (Chris Crutcher’s Whale Talk in preparation for NYMB).
7 – 9 pm: Resolutely close book, open laptop, and write at least 200 words. It's okay to write crap. Thank you, Debbi!
10 pm: Reading in bed until I sleep - perchance to dream.

Saturday
6 am: Drag self out of bed. Submit to frantic expressions of love from hounds, quieter than after-work raptures.
6:10 am: Walk hounds for at least half an hour – it’s the only exercise my slothful body gets.
7 am: Coffee, oatmeal, and email.
7:30 am – 9 am: B.I.C.
9 am – 1 pm: Toil in school garden ... weeding, pruning, etc.
1:30 pm: Shower off soil and honest toil. Lunch and email.
2 – 6 pm: B.I.C.
6:30 pm: Walk hounds, who will be tearing around the house, leaving drifts of black hair in their wakes, trying to non-verbally communicate their desire for walkies.
7 pm: Eat dinner in front of the TV (so decadent!), hopefully watching “Blackadder,” which should be arriving by Netflix today.
10 pm: Reading in bed until I sleep - perchance to dream.

Sunday
See Saturday, with the omission of school gardening duties.

If I comment on anyone else's blog this weekend, please rebuke me sharply and remind me that the tight schedule of my Retreat does not allow for time-wasting!

I have laid in stores of chocolate. I'm ready.

Wish me luck, compadres!!


*Butt In Chair

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d_michiko_f
Sep. 1st, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
yes, I am a total stranger, but hopefully not a STRANGE stranger! :) *giggle* great schedule!
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