Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Surviving humpday

I spent several hours on the screen porch today tapping keys. My column for Sunday is due today and when I have a decent idea, the session is fairly painless. That was not the case today.
Everything I wrote seemed trite. I wrote, re-wrote, tossed and repeated a half dozen times, before I shut the laptop and went for a walk. Most time, a walk frees up my mind and gets the juices flowing. Again, that was not the case today. 

When Jilda got home we headed to town for feed and seed. I also shopped a Columbus Day sale and scored a few dress shirts for this fall and winter.

Once home, I took a nice nap and took the laptop back to the porch with the attitude that I'd sit there till morning if I had to. 

I started writing about the things I enjoy about October and it flowed. I won't win a Pulitzer, but I'm happy to call it complete.

We have a gig this weekend for an arts alliance south of here and we're excited. It's a chance to play for a new group of folks. We're cranked. 

Humpday is behind us, and this week is downhill from here. Y'all hold on.

9 comments:

  1. October, one of the top 12 months of the year.

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  2. Enjoy the ride to your weekend.

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  3. A good walk and stepping away for a while does help get those creative juices flowing. That's a great picture of Jilda. I love the hat !

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  4. Ah, what a great picture of a beautiful lady. Looks like a lady about to hit the road for months of touring! SWEET!

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  5. Sometimes the most mundane things make the best reading. You may be too tough on yourself.

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    1. You write about a lot of mundane things, but you make them warm & comfy!!

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  6. October is a lovely month. Good choice for a topic.
    I like the photo of Jilda, nice composition (and of course she's so photogenic).

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  7. October is a great month...so beautiful and fresh smelling to me. Love the picture of your wife...so pretty. Glad you got your column done.

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  8. Just look at how cute Jilda is!
    Glad you got you writer fluid flowing.
    Lisa

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