Thursday, October 26, 2006

Oh Happy Day!

It's Thursday. I had a conference today so I had a day off from teaching.

I'm getting sick (with a cold, I think), but I've managed to head it off. Although, my ears are blocking up again. (Gee, think I should get a regular doctor instead of going to the walk-in clinics all the time??)

Tomorrow starts my local chapter retreat!! Yay! A whole weekend devoted just to writing. I'm so psyched. I've packed my 3 works in progress-just in case I get tired of working on one. I've got 2 notebooks (I LOVE writing stories longhand during the the early stages of a manuscript). I'm packing my headphones and a bunch of tapes that used to inspire me that I haven't listened to in a few years. (We'll see if they still inspire!) Oh, and my Lion King sheets for the twin bed in the dorm room. I bought these when the movie first came out, when I was 23. I know they're kind of childish, but for me they remind me of the inner child that I sometimes feel I've lost touch with. I don't want to lose that inner child, so this weekend I've decided will be her weekend. If my inner child decides to pull an all nighter, she's allowed. If she wants to walk around singing Hakuna Matata, she's allowed. If she wants to sneak in some contriband items (like sodas and candy) for her dorm life, then I'll allow it. My inner child and my muse are very close cousins. I figure if I allow the inner child to play, then the muse will be more than happy to accomodate me. Wish us luck!


Bailey Stewart said...

I hope you have/had fun!

Yes, let that inner child out to play.

Try some zinc for the cold - there's a reason they've included it in a lot of cold medications.

Lexi said...

Thanks, Bailey. It was AWESOME! More on that later in a new post.

I'm glad to see you out and about on the loops again. I hope you're doing all right.

TJ Brown said...

I hope you had a good time. I could use a retreat.

Lexi said...

Teri, I think I need a vacation from my retreat! I so do not want to get back to my real life tomorrow morning. Why can't I win the lottery or publish 3 NYT bestsellers in a row and just spend my days lounging with my music and my notebooks?

Kelly Boyce said...

Have fun on the retreat! I love ours. We go to this beautiful spot in May and eat our faces off, learn lots, drink copious amounts of wine...