Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Improper Poll: I have a dream

This morning I awoke with an extra weekend day. It is glorious, this beloved freebie plunked down right in the middle of January just when I need it most. It’s like a snow day, only planned, so that I can do things like make dentist appointments and not have to worry that I’ll get there at the end of the day when the dentist might be so sick of looking at nasty mouths that she’s grown hardened and insensitive to my worn enamel and tooth sensitivity.

I will accomplish so much! I will organize my photographs left over from March…of 2010! I will make helpful financial charts using Excel. I will learn how to use Excel! I will paint, glue and decoupage my old encyclopedias into attractive furniture items! I will clean out my underwear drawers and throw out the really comfortable underwear I’ve dubbed the “crotchless (but not in a good way) panties.”

I will read entire novels while lounging in the sunroom with a fat-free iced cappuccino. I will clean out my entire basement. I will see if my treadmill still works and then go out and buy a whole collection of Zumba dvds, and then come home and work till I lose maybe a pound or two. I will diagnose and fix the phantom flushing problem in my toilet rather than blaming it on ghosts. I will select, iron, color code and arrange clothing for the upcoming work week.

I will write a short story for a contest, revise and then submit those essays I’ve been meaning to get to and start my novel. And I’ll do this right after I finish putting down the mulch I’ve been meaning to finish since last fall. But first I’ll go to the hardware store and buy it. And replace the wheelbarrow tire while I’m at it. Maybe pick up a few paint chips because I’m thinking about repainting the hall. And then I’ll cook a whole gourmet dinner where not one single item came from a box, and only a few came from bags.

What I will NOT do is hang out in pjs all day reading blogs. No sir!

What is your dream?


  1. Oh, Tammy, this is wonderful, wonderful.
    I woke up at 11am for the second time this weekend. My day is pretty much shot before it begins, so I'll probably do some laundry, and while it's doing I'll hang out in pjs reading blogs.
    But first, I'd better have breakfast before it's time for lunch.
    Thanks for a great wake-up giggle.

  2. Did we eat the same for dinner last night? I have a similar dream. Well minus the crotchless and the sun room, insert win lottery. I prefer to dream I can pay someone to do the rest. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  3. Hahaha...your list looks a lot like mine, except that I'm not off tomorrow. Gotta work. It is nice to dream, though. You're right about that!

  4. Nothing like trying to fill a day off with good intentions. I am doing much the same thing.

    However, it's also good to have a guilt free, you-deserve-a-break day. And I think you DO deserve one, so enjoy!

    Critter Alley

  5. Well, I DID hang out in my pj's ALL DAY, and I loved every minute of it!

    Tammy, I have been trying to comment for a couple of days, but Blogger is obviously making some changes and it is messing with my computer!

  6. My dream is to hang out in jammie jeans.


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