Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Five

1. Going back to my wednesday post, I realized another movie I watched all the time as a teen (and could quote almost the whole thing from) was Maverick. "If I can't touch you, I can touch your shirt and dream." It's where I learned a proper southern accent from. ;) Just a random thought I had.

2. I am happy and sad. Happy because my migraines have been almost nonexistent since I scaled back on my internet time and tried to limit most of my computer use to just writing time. But I'm sad because I'm missing out on so many of your blogs. :( Will you comment and tell me how you are doing? What's new? What's exciting or boring in your life right now? Because I'm bummed I can't keep up on everyone like I used to. Maybe I can try again soon and see if the migraines stay away this time. Maybe it was just a phase. One can hope, right?

3. My goal right now is to write at least ten pages a day, and I'm crossing my fingers that will equate to this rough draft being done by the end of my month. So far, I've achieved that goal or surpassed it every day. But for some reason, actually telling myself I want to write that many pages seems to make it harder to get there some nights. Weird how that works. But I force myself on, and will continue to do so. Usually the times when I force myself to keep writing, even when I feel like quitting, is when I end up writing the most!

4. I can't seem to stop eating sugar in all its varieties. Cake, candy, juice, brownies, fruit, cake, you name it. I don't make it for myself, but I keep having "opportunities" to eat it, or have it given to me, and I just can't say no. Usually, I'm able to limit myself to once a week and keep it to small servings. But with this pregnancy, I'm all about the sugar baby. Is it a girl thing?

5. We had a traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner last night, with corned beef and cabbage and a bunch of green food. My mom usually makes the beef and my sisters and I pitch in on the rest. This year, my mom is in NYC, so I decided to keep the tradition alive and offered to make the main dish. It was my first time, but I think it turned out well. My sisters brought their husbands, a beautiful baby girl all dressed in green, yummy salad and dessert and we watched Jimmer make a bunch of incredible shots. We had a great time. However, I didn't get any writing done after dinner. Luckily, I did get eight pages written during SonB's nap (and SonA was at a play group) earlier, but that is still two pages short of my goal. I'm exhausted, and unfortunately have a headache. Do I make myself stay up and write? Or go to bed and call it good? Hmmm....

What's on your mind today? Did you do anything fun for St. Patty's Day? Am I the only person who can't find the will power to "just say no!" to dessert??


Sara McClung ♥ said...

I CAN NEVER TURN DOWN DESSERT. It's the worst. I can be stufffffed from dinner and someone else will order dessert and I'll end up eating half. It's a sickness.

Also, I love corned beef and cabbage! Dude, your post is making my mouth water today :P

Yay for no more migraines! I get them occasionally and they really, really suck :( I'm so glad yours have stopped occurring. Do you take anything for them? I've tried relpax and maxalt--both are amazing!

Nisa said...

I'm so glad the migraines are gone, but it's hard missing out on everyone's fun blogs. I completely understand that. :S

Way to go on the writing! Your are amazing!

ali said...

Yay for no migraines and surpassing your writing goal! That's fantastic Sara! And I loved Maverick too :)

We didn't do anything really for St. Paddy's day ~ other than my boys insist that I speak with an Irish accent all day. I did it once when they were really little, like four years old or so. At first they cried (well Charlie cried) because they didn't really like that I didn't sound like myself. But every year they insist I do it, now! Yesterday I forgot, but even before they'd said their goodmornings, they were calling me out on my accent, lol.

It was all I could do to NOT speak with an Irish accent at crit group last night, lol!

Elana Johnson said...

I never say no to dessert, so it's not just you. And since the BYU game was on, we got to order pizza for St. Patrick's Day. Awesome! I love not making dinner.

Nothing new here. Same old, same old. Glad you're feeling better and writing so much! You go girl!

Matthew MacNish said...

That sounds like a wonderful Saint Patrick's day. Delicious.

I'm glad to hear about the migraines, I can't imagine dealing with that.

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I had migraines until I got glasses. No fun.

We bought a new couch for St Patrick's Day. I know, not really related, but I almost got pinched for not wearing green.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I LOVE chocolate and sweets yet when I was pregnant I couldn't stomach them. (I had a girl)
Good luck on ten pages a day! That's agreat goal.

Elle Strauss said...

So great that you're getting all that writing done--you can read blogs when you're finished your wip!

Jennie Bailey said...

I'm checking to see if Maverick is on Netflix tonight! I can't believe I haven't seen that movie in ages (and it's a good one). Glad your migraines are better. We can get by without you visiting our blogs. We'll survive. As long as YOU are still posting! Hope you have a great weekend (and that headache went away)!

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Ugh, I suffered from horrible migraines as a teenager. Fortunately, they've gotten better as an adult. I agree though, probably limiting the amount of time you stare at your glaring screen will help. Sounds like you had a lovely St. Patty's:)

Russo said...

Oh my goodness, I get migraines a lot too. I wonder if its cuz I'm computer obsessed. I may have to scale back from my computer usage. Thank you so much for the suggestion.

I love coming back to your blog because you help people. And go you on the 10 pages a day. you are my writing hero.