Sunday, 12 February 2012

I can't believe...

that I have been such a slacker!

This must be the longest non-holiday gap between posts ever!

I am so sorry!

But I guess you want to know what I am doing?

OK, today is Sunday, and I am finally nailing that damn essay.  The best part of a bottle of red has been a great help in breaking what CiCi rightly recognised as some sort of writer's block.  Essay more or less done!

While writing the essay, there is a beef stew bubbling away in the crockpot.  This is totally appropriate, as we had another small snow fall today and it is damn cold out there!  There is also a loaf of bread, fresh out of the oven sitting on the side.  I am trying to leave it alone until we eat the stew...

The kids are upstairs in their rooms - my daughter probably dozing and watching Friends (her week working at the vet's really wore her out, but she had a great time), Number One Son is working on programming the game that he is working on and my youngest is probably killing things on the xBox.

Mrs RC?  She is on her cross-trainer.  Given that there is little on TV and that the news is devoted to Whitney Houston (who we were never a great fan of) she has worked out a way of attaching her Kindle to her cross-trainer so she can work out and read at the same time.  Isn't she amazing?  Is it any wonder that I love her so much?

OK, back to the essay, enough of this mush!

More next week, I promise!

UPDATE - Fnished the essay!  Will print off tomorrow, polish and submit! YAY!!!!


agg79 said...

With all the weather reports on how cold it was over there, I figured you guys were probably snowed under or frozen in and trying to figure out which bunny looked more tasty.
Congrats on pushing out the essay. Sounds like you broke the writer's block. A good wine (or scotch) can do that.

BTW - we have the same coverage over here except that the Walking Dead is starting season 3 tonight. They're running BtB marathons of seasons 1 & 2 yesterday and today.

Shrinky said...

Ahhhh, I can almost smell those delicious aroma's as I type ('scuse me whilst I drool). Och well, at least I've prepped the roast for tonight. Good lad, you, sounds like you've broken the back of that essay, and it'll soon be in the bag. I'm surprised to find myself nursing a hang-over today - I don't get out much, and it seems I don't have the same tolerance for wine as I used to!

Have to say so far - touch wood - the snow has avoided us over here, long may it continue.

Rock Chef said...

Agg79 - We are all eager for the return on Walking Dead - I am guessing that we will get it at the end of this week.

Shrinky - I guess that being surrounded by sea you often miss the snow. You have a hangover? Wow, I had you down as much more of a party animal than that!

Abby said...

OH, we're having us a good stew / homemade bread day too, but alas, no stew (or homemade bread). At least my list of essays to write is blank.

Good for you, though. It sounds like a complete and productive weekend!

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Heh heh heh, i am also a slacker. But i do work well under the pressure of a dateline.
How can a bottle of wine help you write? Doesn't it make you see visions instead of inspirations? ;)
Reading on a crosstrainer.... Wow.
I had a couple of pictures taken of my claypots and will post them soon.
Used one to cook stew the other day. Delicious.

Claire said...

Sounds like you were having the same kind of problem that I was having with putting away the
Christmas decorations : )
Love the photo of the sunset!
The stew and bread sound great - I'm having leftover cassarole.

terri said...

I hope you don't make this slacking thing a regular thing! ;-) Wait... who am I to judge??? Never mind!

It's good to hear you finally tackled that essay. It sucks having something like that hanging over your head.

The treadmills at the gym have a ledge that holds a book (or Nook, or Kindle.) I can barely stand to put in my time without my Nook these days. I'm glad Mrs. RC was able to figure out a way to do that too. Reading a good book certainly makes the time pass more easily.

CiCi said...

Glad you are getting back to writing. I have almost booked my time to the point I don't have much time left. Thinking that keeping busy would be good for me, I jumped in feet first and committed to helping here and there and joined things and now I am so busy I don't have much time to read or crochet or play with my camera. Gads, am I never satisfied??