Using Gaiman's list and checking it twice.
I'm doing TONS of writing. None of it happens to be in the form of fiction, at least not on purpose. I'm writing blog posts, class notes for writers workshops, and too many sympathy notes. But I am writing and learning and feeling, so I'm going to give myself a partial pass on this one, which is generous, I know.
2. finish things
Oh. There's a load of laundry piled on the bed and another in the dryer. Half of my perennial bed has been dead-headed. There's flaky, dried milk where we put the milk in the refrigerator. And I haven't gotten around to putting the smoke detector back up. But I did finish the ironing from two weeks ago. Pass? I did finish my dinner last night.
3. go for walks
I HAVE to go for walks. I have a dog. If I don't take her for a walk, she gets, well, constipated. And then she stays very near me. Trust me, it's better to take her for a walk. Pass! (The fall colors are amazing.)
4. read a lot and outside your comfort zone
I read a lot. I wish I could read more, faster. I would read more science fiction, I think. (I just finished Ender's Game.) I have been reading nonfiction that makes my soul itch, which makes me wish I were a better person, a smarter person. Definitely outside my comfort zone. I'm taking a humanitarian pass on that one. I feel bad enough already.
5. stay interested
I'm trying very hard not to be interested in certain things right now, like what's going on in Washington. Oi vey! Other than that, I'm hyper alert to life. My off button doesn't seem to be working, which I find disappointing. What I need is an ice cream cone and a tree swing. Let me try that and get back to you.
Yes! I'm a daydreamer, and I don't get in trouble anymore. Pass and double-pass!
I wrote this blog post. And finished it. That's two!
How are you doing on your list today?