Today, I ended up with a catch-all post consisting of a shot of gratitude, Labor Day Weekend plans, tying a loose end, and following up on things I’ve talked about in previous posts.
A Shot of Gratitude
In the U.S., this weekend is Labor Day Weekend. What that means is, that most of us 40-hours-per-week, Monday-through-Friday office folks have Saturday, Sunday, and Monday off work. It’s also generally considered the last big, fun weekend of summer.
As for me, today is my Friday this week. In an uncharacteristic move, my boss decided we’d be closed Friday and Monday. To that I say, as is common locally in such instances, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth!”
Four day weekend, here I come! I am so, so grateful for the free time!
I’m planning to use my long weekend mostly for filling the well, taking naps as I please, and getting a few chores around the house that I haven’t found the time for out of the way (like washing my car so I can see out of it, and getting the mud out of it that got tracked in after the last round of rain).
My Mom is hosting the usual family cookout on Saturday, so there’s that.
The rest is wide open possibility. 🙂
The Loose End: Signing Up For Another E-course, Power Stories
You see, there’s this other one that I really want to take in the near future, and that I really think I’d benefit from, Power Stories: Tips and Tales for Standing In Your Own Power, created by Rachelle Mee-Chapman of Magpie Girl.
I really was concerned about the time commitment issue of taking two courses, but yesterday those fears were cleared up. I found out, via Rachelle’s latest post on the subject, that Power Stories is structured such that I can save all the materials until I have time for them, and that I can work through them at my own pace. Hallelujah!
The thing is, I have the money now. I may not have the money later, depending on how things go in the next little while. So I jumped. I’m not going to press myself for time, but I don’t want to miss the boat on something really good, either. For me, this is a win-win situation.
Also, if you find yourself reading this, and are interested in taking Power Stories but your main concern is budget, Rachelle is offering a pay-what-you-will option through this Friday, September 3rd, so hurry over here for the details!
I’m gestating several ideas for stories and novels right now. Last week I wrote a scene from one of them out, but it still needs a little more time before it’s ready for me to get down to business. I’m not feeling as scared or perfectionistic about the process as I was. Perhaps something will start rolling along on that front this weekend. You never know!
Too, I have been spending more time reading actual, hold-in-your-hand books. It feels wonderful.
That said, I have a few things to get done here before my long weekend starts. I’ll be back tomorrow with my first post for The Next Chapter’s trip through The Happy Book, which will also double as a special, fun Friday Photo post!