So, what have I been up to this week?
What am I ever doing during the month of March? Preparing for the A to Z Challenge, of course! I’ve gotten a late start on it this year, despite having been ready for this year’s challenge since the middle of last year’s. I just got started with writing my entries for my own blog, plus the entries I need to write for the Challenge blog. I’ll be doing A LOT of writing the next few days. Not like I don’t do a lot of writing, anyway, but it’s really picking up now.
My biggest writing problem is brevity. More like lack of it. I get going on some subjects and I start fretting that I’m not explaining myself clearly, or that some readers might not have the base knowledge they need to understand what I’m about to launch into, so I need to back up and lay the groundwork. Pretty soon I’m Sheldon Cooper trying to explain Physics to Penny.
(I know this is the last season of The Big Bang Theory, but we haven’t been watching it, because life is too short.)
When I haven’t been doing that, I’ve been getting looped in to Mary’s decluttering projects, which includes going through old photos. One good thing about that is that I found all the pictures I took when I was in Seattle over a weekend.
As luck would have it, I took all the pictures on the one nice day I had there, which just happened to be on a Saturday. I remember seriously debating whether I should actually buy myself a digital camera to take all these pictures, but decided that was too expensive, after which I spent just about as much on single-use cameras and developing, and I still had no idea what I had photographed. Had I gone with the digital camera, I would have been able to download the pictures and have a ghost of a chance of remembering what I had photographed. (And before you ask, this was in 2003, when phones with cameras in them were in their infancy, and I didn’t have one.)
Anyway, back to work.