Yes, I am contagious. It’s alright, my friend is too. She started writing a book, and as I listened to her (vaguely) talk about it, I began thinking I should start another one. Granted, I’ve started a few, but never gotten far. With her encouragement; however, I’ve made it to one completed rough draft. Like, 200+ pages of book, typed, thought of, dreamed of by yours truly.

The tables have turned. See, I always wanted to become a writer and I think being a writer has MANY facets – articles, columns, novels, fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry, blogs, etc. My friend seemed pretty set on writing her book, and nothing else. I’ve tried to encourage her a few times to blog, or try writing something other than her book (or other book ideas) – especially when she’s got writer’s block on the book. It helps to keep performing the skill, even in a different style/topic – well, it helps me anyway.

The bug caught, took hold, and is now changing her thought process. (Think ant controlling mind fungus…….).

That’s right, she started a blog.
No, she’s not paying me to advertise this. She’s my friend, and I thought I would share.

It does not end here, however. You know how yesterday I posted that Yahoo published me?!(Which, by the way, they did it again! Check out my Yahoo! Profile.) You guessed it, she submitted her first piece for them to approve, and now we are waiting. I have my fingers crossed, and I’m sure she’s holding her breath. Or cursing her “no-coffee” prescription. One of two, she will hopefully be published on Yahoo! very soon herself.

What do you love to do? Has your dream grown?

All in a day

Well, today I kick off the first day of my home day care! I will have three wonderful kids to watch, and I can’t wait. It is 6:15am as I write this, and so far this is what I’ve done:

Woke up at 4am – paid bills.

Went to Wal-Mart, got groceries, a playpen, and a booster seat.

Got home, put groceries away, assembled booster seat.

Thing 2 is up with me, helping and chattering away. He thinks this playpen is pretty cool. I’m about to start a load of dishes and laundry. I remember when my days were this way before – doing so much before the sun came up, so I could enjoy, play with, and teach the little ones I get the privilege of loving on. I am happy and thankful to be returning to this schedule; however, I think it will take some time to adjust to my new schedule.

Today, our main activity will be water painting, and I will giving everybody a chance to color, and we may use the little stick on foamies – but I haven’t decided yet. As we get comfortable with our schedule I will plan more activities.

Well, I’m learning that I can’t let myself get sucked into “time-theft” – be watching for a post on the things that steal our time, and how urgent it is for us to watch out for those things!

What’s on your agenda today?