Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Head Space

Have you ever had so much on your mind that you couldn't talk about it because none of it would make sense to anyone else? That's how I feel right now.

[God, that's a long first sentence. Shows how bouncy and convoluted my mind is at present.]

Everyone left me. My husband is gone. My friends are either on vacation, moving, or otherwise busy. My mom wasn't available...

That's not a sobby point. It's only to say, no one was around this week to talk to me. Therefore, I had to entertain myself and I wrote 20K words of a brand new book. Like. A. Beast.

[I should have been editing my other book. la.. la... la...]

It makes me wonder how much work I could accomplish without other distractions. Like, say, Twitter, Facebook and Google Reader.

[That was a crazy thought. I'll never leave you, social media! xoxoxoxo]

Not in order of importance, the things that are taking up my head space:


  • How to get ink off my brand new leather couch. My almost seven-year-old thought would make a beautiful canvas. I've used everything I could think of.
  • Pack for Korea? Probably should do the laundry first.
  • Then if I do laundry, I have to fold the damn stuff.
  • Speaking of laundry, where did all the kids underwear and socks go? Seriously. How can they freaking disappear?!
  • Crap -- need to get my passports stamped so I can come back into Japan. That might be nice.
  • This book won't let go of my mind! I need to finish it. My brain will focus on little else.
  • Figure out what I'm going to do with said book when I'm done. Because I'm thinking my path is going to be a little different than I assumed.
  • I ordered a camera strap from a Japanese dude who speaks no English. He makes these beautiful custom straps -- they are to die for. He called me to come pick it up at his shop. A shop that I spent close to six hours in a car trying to find. Now we're playing phone tag in broken English (his part) and rudimentary Japanese (my part). It's been an experience.

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