Thursday, September 01, 2005

I Have Found a New Leaf and I Am Turning It Over

So I haven't kept my promise to post things. At All. I have gone through some massive changes in my life, and I am trying to sort everything out.

Change #1: The husband and I are expecting our first child at the end of January. It's a very exciting time for us. However the first trimester took a lot out of me. I haven't found a day job yet, and working nights was draining against the exhaustion that I was feeling. I did good to make it work every day, much less do anything else. However, I am getting my energy back and that in turn is making things much easier.

Change #2: We are moving. It's not real far away. Next door, in fact. My husband's aunt lived there and she moved, so we get her place because it's bigger. Unfortunately, it needed a lot of work due to neglect and leaky plumbing. The plumbing thing was nothing new because the water here is atrocious and we have leaks all the time. However, in other parts of the house, the walls were damaged from kids and dogs, and the carpet was so worn you could see the underlayment. All that had to be repaired and we were wanting to move heavy furniture earlier this week, but all our help fizzled out on us. I'm not allowed to help with this part and it's driving me crazy because I usually do these type of things.

My mother also decided the place needed painting so she painted almost all the rooms. It looks very spiffy now, so I am happy. The only rooms left to work on are the laundry/utility room and the nursey. They didn't have high enough priority to make the first round.

So with this stuff going on, I haven't written much. I've had a couple of good story ideas, but I just don't know what to do with them. I gave up on the first one for the time being. The storyline is too trite and has been done too many times. If I can twist it into something more original that what I had previously thought of as original, then maybe it will become a WIP again.

I am making a vow before everyone that I am going to keep this thing up-to-date now with all sorts of goodies.