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Wow, is it Friday already?

Any fun plans for the weekend? I’m trying to get a sitter for tomorrow, as my husband will be installing tile in our new basement bathroom, and I need to work on taxes and take care of some pressing client work — not to mention a million other things, such as taking the last of our boxes to the recycling center (the bulk of them were picked up by “neighbors” for re-use). Hopefully we’ll find a bit of time for some family fun in there somewhere. I also commented on the Monday Page that I would spend 30 minutes with my manuscript, so I’d better make that happen!

Here’s a peek at what’s up in the lives of Creative Construction community members:

  1. Kristine Coblitz burned her Superwoman costume.
  2. Liz Hum worked on a new strategy for scheduling her day. She also observed that painting chocolate on someone’s butt isn’t always attractive.
  3. Jen Johnson contemplated fleeing to Australia — or not.
  4. Marsanne Petty committed to a daily, six-sentence story.
  5. Bethany Hiitola finds that mornings are a considerable challenge.
  6. Jacqui Robbins made some progress in the office. (What do you think of the premise that the state of one’s work space is a reflection on the work itself?)
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  1. cathy #

    read a couple now…save some for later, for i must catch the wind in the sail that started in the shower for the ms! old sticking point resolved 40pgs prior!

    as for weekend, hopefully last run on s’s room, cleaning out 6-9month stuff from c’s drawers, and some gardening and fun in the 70 degree weather! yes, snow and 70 within the same week!

    March 6, 2009
  2. I’ll be curious to hear what people think about the work space idea. It hadn’t occurred to me until I read that to equate failing to create myself an actual space in which to work with failing to give myself time/energy space or permission to work. But now that the desk is clear, I am definitely much more likely to go down there.

    March 6, 2009
  3. I think this is very interesting. In my own case, we just moved and I had no trouble plowing through and getting every room of the house set up — except for my own space. I finally had my much-anticipated library — home to my writing, art projects, and client work — and I spent three weeks just walking into the chaos to fix it and then turning around to leave. I had such a block! I’ve finally turned the corner in there, thanks to my mother’s help in painting and helping me to re-frame the space mentally, but there is still a mountain of “stuff” in there that I have to deal with and I’m not exactly burning down the house in my rush to get it done (which is very unlike me). I can’t figure out what my issue is, exactly. I don’t THINK it’s just plain old procrastination — that I don’t want to have the space ready because then I’ll have to show up and do the work — but maybe it is…? Not sure, really.

    March 6, 2009
  4. cathy #

    analysis aside, just sit down and do it 😉 i know miranda will feel much better once it’s done…

    you could also be stalling because it’s the most important room for you – you want it to be just right but haven’t found what just right looks like yet?

    March 6, 2009

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