Tuesday, August 10, 2010

10 on the 10th

10 Things I'm Looking Forward to Once School Starts Back Up and We Are Moved Into A Place of Our Own:

(How's that for a long title???)

1. Getting back to an exercise/workout routine
This summer has not been conducive to exercising since the #1 son is with me all-day-long. I'm getting soft (or softer). I look forward to finding a class or a dvd or just walking on a trail. Something to get this body moving again.

2. Writing for several hours a day on my novel I've started.
I have had an idea for a novel for several years and finally got around to starting it this past spring. Since I don't have alot of alone time to myself this summer instead of writing, I've been reading and researching. But I'm anxious to get back to writing.

3. Taking a Writing Class.
I found a creative writing class at a nearby community college and will be enrolling in it. I'm excited to meet others who are interested in writing and maybe connecting with a few.

4. Nesting
Being in temporary furnished housing has its place, but I'm really itching to get my own stuff out of storage and start making a home for the 3 of us. We found a possible rental, and are hoping to move sometime in Sept. Not soon enough for me of course!

5. Baking Bread and Other Home-y Stuff
I'm itching to get my bread maker out, find my popcorn popper, unload my crockpots and more. I miss making pizza from scratch, baking goodies for my boys, and putting something in the crockpot at 9 in the morning and letting the machine do all the work. Soon, yes soon!

6. Just having some down time.
I love my son, but I am an introvert. Being around someone else all day drains me and I'm looking forward to some alone time.

7. Getting Back to a Regular Devotion Time
I have been slack this summer with my devotions and am committed to starting up again. And looking forward to it.

8. Exploring Portland Oregon
I have several places I want to check out this fall by myself. I know, I'm weird, but I really do prefer to shop alone. Ikea is high on the list, as well as a huge fabric store I've heard was here. Some thrift stores, the whole foods market and trader joe's.

9. Going back to the Beach
Maybe for a weekend when its stormy. Love the beach when its blustery and grey.

10. Seeing How Much Snow They Get Here in the Gorge
I hear that the hills on both sides of the gorge will be full of snow all winter long, but I'm curious to see if for myself. The locals tell me that they don't get much in the towns tho. Mostly rain. We'll soon see!

This 10 on the 10th was brought to you courtesy of Mer, a wonderful mom blogger. Go check her out and see what 10 she's writing about today.


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I loved this. I've lived in temporary housing a few times in the last 20 years and it is such an in-between place that contributes to such an in-between feeling! I hope you get settled and get to experience everything on your list very soon. Including IKEA. :-)

Carpool Queen said...

Congratulations on starting your novel - I think that's the hardest part.

Rebecca said...

I also am thinking about a writing class at our community college!! Something about fall makes want to go back to school... :)

O Mom said...

Way to go on starting the book. Exciting. keep at it.
I also am an introvert but never get to be alone. I sometimes find myself craving that time....

Amydeanne said...

snow.. hmmm well I can always share some of mine! i get it probably 9 months out of the year!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Glad to hear you guys are going to be moving into a rental soon. I can't wait to hear all about it. The creative writing class sounds like fun. I hope you enjoy it and make some real progress on your novel. I'm sure it's going to be great!

Take care my friend!

Whidbey Woman said...

Hi just popping in to say, its a small world! :)