Celebrating The Small Things.
- The first thing that I'm celebrating is a pretty big thing. I've been going to Pilates classes for just under a year. I wanted to start going as I was extremely inflexible. My body didn't like moving normally, let alone any sort of extension. And then today, after a grueling hour of stretching I folded myself in half and I touched my toes for the very first time!! My legs were straight. My knees weren't bent. My fingers were on my toes. I couldn't believe it. I just screamed out in front of the whole class; I was so excited!! In fact, I'm still excited. I can't contort myself, but it's a start.
- I've not got myself back into a writing routine, so my second novel (currently untitled) is taking a while to write. However, on Sunday I sat down at my computer and decided to get my word count to 40,000. I started off having previously written just over 38,000 words, and when I finished at the end of the day I had just over 42,000 words.
- I finished reading my Book Group book well before our meeting. We meet on the last Tuesday of the month (which will be next Tuesday), and I normally finish the book the day of the meeting. It's not that I don't enjoy reading the books. I'm just a slow reader. This month we had to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I read it a few years ago and I'm glad I read it again. It's a really good read.
- On Wednesday I went down to London to see Charlie And The Chocolate Factory musical at the theatre. It was so good. I can't find any of the songs on YouTube yet, but my favourite was Mike Teevee's "exit" song. I had wanted to share it with you but I guess that will just have to wait.
- We had another meeting for the Lowestoft Library Literary Festival. It will be on Saturday 28th September, and we have 8 local authors who are coming to speak about their books. It's very exciting. So if you're interested in seeing Jayne-Marie Barker, Terry Tarbox, Suzan Collins, Ruth Dugdall, Patricia van Stratum, Rebeccah Giltrow, Ian Robb, and Elly Griffiths then keep your eyes peeled and I'll let you know when and where you can get tickets.
- And of course, work, dog, parents, but that's a given now!
What are you celebrating this week?