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I Can Be Such a Brat

Why? I have a remarkably blessed life and yet today, I’m restless and anxious and grouchy and unable to focus. I have two major deadlines staring at me ,and I simply can’t seem to motivate myself to do anything useful at all. Oh, it’s not that I’m not getting any work done, I am, but I could be doing so much more. Plus, I have rolls and pies to make for Thursday at sister PJ’s Thanksgiving celebration, and my house needs to be cleaned. One would think that if I couldn’t focus on the paying gigs, I’d be doing something else useful. But nooooo…

You know what I’m thinking about? Furniture! I want to get rid of my coffee table. Seriously—that has been what’s distracted me this afternoon. But hey, it’s big, it’s unwieldy, it’s a hand-me-down from my neighbor, and I’m tired of it. It takes up too much room and makes my living room feel cramped. Would it be creepy to ask her if she wants it back? I probably should ask her before I just give it to Goodwill, right? She might actually have another home for it.

So, there it is. My level of productivity today has extended to thinking of ways to get rid of a damn coffee table. Sheesh. I’m a brat. Honestly, I can’t believe I created a blog out of this morass of wasted time.

But, I’m still a thankful brat, so here goes: I’m grateful for

  1. My beta readers
  2. Ibuprofen
  3. The space heater in my office
  4. I have work and they’re paying me
  5. The window in my office that looks out over our back yard and woods

See? Even a brat can sometimes be gracious…



    Hi Nan…sometimes it’s the little(big) things we stub our toes on, like your coffee table, ask your neighbor if they want it back, they might be missing……it is obviously keeping you from proceeding with your schedule….Happy Thanksgiving…if you lived down here, I would clean your house while you baked your pies…M

    • Nan

      Thanks, Mary! I wish so much you could come and clean for me–I’d totally love it! Got the rolls rising right now, so life is good.