Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pressure, Pressure...

So right in the middle of all this manuscript revision activity, preparation for the Northern Colorado Writers Conference at the end of the month, income tax returns to complete, and all of the other computer chores I have to do, we're installing my new desktop computer this weekend.

I can't get enough of this stress and pressure. If others don't provide it for me, I go out and get some for myself.

Don't be surprised if my blog posting is a bit spotty and even shorter than usual on content all next week. I have a lot of software to install and programs to download and files to transfer from flash drive to hard drive.

And that manuscript to work on.

But yesterday the sun was shining and it was warm and I grabbed work gloves and a big trash bag and cleaned up part of the flower beds at the front of the house and even pruned part of my grape vine. I was playing hooky, and it felt great.

The gray and dreary are back today (and it's a little chilly, too). I'm happily working inside, completing tasks one by one. Next I need to download Firefox and Yahoo! SiteBuilder. Time to get back to work.

Oops...almost forgot to tell you. If you follow the above link to the NCW Conference page, you'll find a way to enter the book giveaways, which will continue until the conference on March 26 and 27th.


Amy Tate said...

What is it about digging in the dirt? I did the same thing. I put some mulch around some baby trees that we planted, and refilled my bird feeder. Afterwards, I felt like a new woman! It's so good to see the sun, isn't it?

Jemi Fraser said...

We still have too much snow to do anything in the yard yet - I'm jealous!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Wasn't it a gorgeous weekend? It really recharged me.

Good luck with your revisions and the learning of new software!

Mystery Writing is Murder

irishoma said...

Hi Patricia,
It was lovely yesterday here in Missouri, too. Sounds like you had a wonderful day, and working in the yard is work!
Donna Volkenannt

Karen Walker said...

Best of luck with all your tasks, Patricia. Glad you played hooky a bit as well. I'm doing more and more of that lately (playing hooky, that is).

Anonymous said...

Oh crap, taxes - thanks for the reminder!

Ann Elle Altman said...

Well, I hope everything goes well for you and glad you have had sun. Me, I'm surrounded by pollution and cloud.