What to do when your beloved blog becomes a weekly occurrence instead of the more daily share you would prefer? Why create a list, of course. Where would we be without our lists?
This is actually a question I have been playing with– I had been thinking I was going to create an art installation at September Squam exploring that idea. The plan was to put up flyers around town asking people to send me their to-do lists– I wanted to collect hundreds and hundreds– all shapes and sizes and then paper the inside of a small space with them. The space would be on the left, low-ceiling, no chair– every inch of floor, wall and ceiling would be plastered with to-do lists– and then on the right? a comfortable chair and absolutely nothing else except a wide, deep view of the lake.
Alas, my projects this summer are already full-out so no chance that little ditty is ever gonna get writ– but, there you go– how my mind does wander.
So, a list? Yes– sure, why not.
1. Closing in on 300 typed pages of the novel– I feel there are about another 45 – 75 to go. I may just have that first draft on the first of November which is the finish line I set out for myself last November 1st– so boo-yah. That gets first place on my list.
2. I am trying to learn how to not freak out in the face of technical malfunctions. (emphasis, trying) Case in point: my cherished Lumix began exhibiting issues and I went into full-out Chicken Little ‘the sky is falling, the world is ending, I’ll never be able to take a picture again‘ mode. (Again, I know you are wishing you could live with me, admit it, I know you are). After leaving it on the shelf for days because I couldn’t bring myself to go to the camera repair shop– one day, I picked it up, held it, flipped it over, opened the hatch over the memory card, popped it out– slid it directly into my laptop (instead of using the USB cord as I normally do) and, voila! Nothing wrong with my camera– perhaps something amiss with said USB cord– but boom. Problem solved. All. By. My. Damn. Self.
Am thinking I should let NASA know I am available, should they need an advisor.