The plan was to have a super low-key Labor Day weekend. And we got off to a pretty good start. Friday night we went out to eat, Saturday morning I ran a few errands before the first game of the day, and then Saturday afternoon I actually tried to get some writing done because State wasn’t playing until 9 and writing time has been a precious commodity since school started. However comma I never could get any momentum going with the words and the sentences, so I parked myself in front of the TV and flipped between the A&M game and the Bama game.
Because the thing about football season is that it’s glorious.
I was the only member of our little family who managed to stay awake for all of State’s game Saturday night, but it was probably 12:30 when I went to bed, so I was dragging Sunday morning. Not even the church / Chuy’s combo could put any pep in my step. David and Alex were planning to work in the yard Sunday afternoon, so I tried to write again, but I finally gave up and took a nap because THIS, THIS IS HOW YOU WRITE A BOOK.
YOU GIVE UP, AND THEN YOU SLEEP.
Monday I made a quick trip to see some friends in Mississippi, and by the time I got back last night, I figured I’d catch up with my people and then go straight to sleep since I’d been on the road since early in the morning. But no – wouldn’t you know it – I suddenly had all manner of ideas for the chapter I was working on, so I ended up talking to my fellas and then writing for a couple of hours. I felt mighty relieved when I finally closed the laptop because FORWARD PROGRESS, YAY.
This week is actually when I start traveling again for speaking stuff (I haven’t done much traveling since spring), so I am headed to Kansas on Thursday and super excited about it because I’ve never been there before. I promise to steer clear of all Wizard of Oz / “Not in Kansas anymore” jokes, but I can’t promise that I won’t be tempted to pack either a gingham shirt or some sparkly shoes. Forgive me in advance, Kansas, for I can be very corny.
Anyway – I just wanted to check in and say hey. I haven’t really watched much TV, and I haven’t really tried any exciting new products, and I haven’t even listened to much music lately because I haven’t had a whole lot of extra time. But I have thought about y’all a bunch, and I hope your team won this past weekend because, well, winning is way more fun than losing.
Hope all of you are doing great!
p.s. I promise I’ll get a newsletter together real soon. :-)
(Look. I even did a new masthead so people could see the difference between the newsletter and the blog.)
(But I just haven’t gotten around to putting the words on there.)
(This seems to be a recurring theme in my life right now.)