What I Should be Doing: #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge, Week 31
A Day in My Life…
This Blog Challenge topic reminds me of every New Year’s Eve resolution I’ve broken this year. I SHOULD BE exercising more. I SHOULD be getting up at the crack of dawn, heading first thing to my computer, and banging out the next novel. I’m woefully inconsistent on those shoulds, but I do have three imperatives that start my every day!
Care and Feeding
First, Gabby the dog and Henry the cat MUST BE FED.
If you have a cat, you know what I’m talking about. Gabby is actually a bit more patient.
The next imperative is my coffee. Actually, I start a pot brewing before I drag out the pet food. (Like flying, put on your own oxygen mask first before you help your kid.)
I confess, I never look as stylish and perky as the lady in this painting. Plus, a cup that tiny would never do!
Once those requirements are met, I grab my cell phone, retrieve the Wall Street Journal, from the driveway and head out to the back patio, weather permitting. Since I live in Southern California, it usually is.
What? Haha! Me and exercise–er, exercise and I–have this kind of relationship:
Currently, we’re in the proceed cautiously yellow zone. I do my stretching, and normally, my mornings include a long walk with the Gabbers. However, we’ve had a coyote explosion in our area (confirmed by all my neighbors on Nextdoor.com) and when my puppy sniffs the air and goes back inside, I usually follow her.
Have no fear, I perform all the routine personal hygiene tasks that no one ever includes in a romance novel. The rest of my day depends on other imperatives, like blogging, promotion editorial deadlines, RWA chapter work. I try to fight getting sucked into the social media vortex, but, yeah, you know how that goes!
Some days I manage to run errands, clean house, and make dinner, which makes my spouse very happy!
What’s a day in your life like? Chime in before you hop along to see how my fellow MFRW authors have addressed this topic!
Images: Dog and Cat, the author; all others, Wikimedia Commons