Even though I wake up in the morning feeling like I got pooped over a cliff, I still expect good things from my days (once I get past that painful wake-up period). This causes me to question my own sanity, because most day do not end up like I expected. Sometimes it’s an unexpected place (I’ll bet that tree didn’t expect to end up in a river) and sometimes it’s a situation.
I’m not saying it’s always something I didn’t want to happen, just that I didn’t see it coming. And I find myself wondering if it’s an age thing or just that I didn’t notice all the unexpected winging my way?
Because there is a LOT of unexpected winging in.
On my list of good things, for example, you’d likely find:
- A picture of our grandchildren (twins, totally awesome).
- Text or phone call from beloved family member (my brother the doctor would probably modify this one with “beloved family member w/o a medical question or problem)
- Hubs bringing me McD breakfast as a surprise. Or just bringing it to me. I did mention I wake up slow. Some days that 10:30 deadline is tough to make.
- Finding out someone reviewed one of my books AND they liked it.
- Tasks melting away from my to-do list so that I can work on my books.
On my list of less welcome things you’d sadly find:
- To-do list multiplying out of control and taking my day with it
- Finding out I switched two bills last month, so now I must do math to fix them
- Finding out I messed up something about a book upload and now must fix.
- Finding out I messed up something about a book upload across multiple platforms, so will take most of day to fix.
- Finding out someone a) didn’t like my book enough to write a review and/or b) returned it. Yes, that makes me sad, even though I understand it. I’ve never returned a book, but I have thought about it a few times.
- Finding out something went wrong or broke that will require me to a) make phone calls and b) wait for repair person.
- Realizing I’m almost out of or (actually happened!) totally out of Diet Dr. Pepper, requiring me to go grocery shopping. I love to eat. Hate shopping for it.
I realize that some of these aren’t actually “unexpected,” but when you have characters from TWO books jostling around inside your head, you get surprised a lot. Does your days (or nights) surprise you with the unexpected? Have you ever found yourself in the stream and not sure how you got there? I love comments (and advice, tips, etc) so much I enter them into my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value). I announce a winner the first blog post of the new month. And that’s THIS post! [Insert cheers and applause here]
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And in the vein of the unexpected….
“[The Spy Who Kissed Me]” by Pauline B. Jones is a lively, sharply-written new cozy…that deserves attention.” Dick Adler, Crime Watch
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