Thursday, March 09, 2006
Spring Is In The Air
I can't compete with the muscled men that graced our blog yesterday. I'm not even going to try. But I am going to bring up another subject equally close to my heart.
Spring is finally here. I wore a short sleeved shirt today, dug my cute warm-weather flats out of my shoe pile, and put Sweet Pea in a skort for school. I even took off from work early to take the girls to the park (we got side-tracked at my mother's but I made up for it by letting them play on the swingset there and hitting Chuck E Cheese instead. I am the worlds best mother :-) and quite possibly need to have my head examined). Sweet Pea's favorite book at the moment is Bambi. At this time of year I can't help but think of twitterpatted - everything is new and perfect. Spring is the season for love.
So you'd think it would be easy to write about love at this time of year, right? WRONG! It's that much harder to hole up inside, sit in front of a computer screen and grind out those words that just can't quite measure up to the picture in your brain. Especially when the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the thermometer reads a perfect 75. For a natural born procrastinator - that would be me - Spring can really be a tough time of year.
I've come up with a few tricks to help keep my head where it needs to be - finishing this first rough draft. I tend to write better at night. Once the sun's gone down the temptation isn't quite so great. I take my AlphaSmart outside and write in the sunshine. I take pages with me to edit at the park (although that can be tough with a 4.5 and almost 2 year old running around).
Okay, so those work, but I'm looking for more ways to take advantage of the beautiful Spring season while still accomplishing everything I need to. HELP! Share your ideas Please!
And just cause I love prime beefcake...
P.S. I couldn't resist looking at the Raoul Bova site this morning and once I did I had to post some of his pictures. Man is he HOT HOT HOT!