Trying To Settle

Settle23.  to become calm or composed (often followed by down):

I’ll wait until the class settles before starting the lesson.  (
Today found me smiling, singing as I swept the floors from my wheelchair, and contemplating other projects I could possibly try to help out with in said household.  As I put my lunch together and then began eating it, I knew I also need to get back into the writing form itself, i.e. making sure words get down every single day, even if research needs be done.  With this single thought, question, I realized, quite happily, I will need to balance the household chores I can, and do, with writing.  This decision hasn’t needed to be made for a number of years.  I think the last time this happened beautiful herds of buffalo were thundering across the plains.  I know the dinosaurs were gone.
Joyfully I cleaned up from lunch, recorded the calories, and decided to give the floors another once over, because one of the dogs walked through the sweepings.  This is a pet peeve of mine.  So, once the sweepings were collected again and on the long-handled dust pan, I came straight to the computer via waiting for my little Wickett to get home from the vet.  (He had the surgery today.)  in front of the TV so Willie could do some snuggling beside me in his favorite chair.
After Wickett was home, I talked with Brother for a while and then came straight to the computer.
I wasn’t very sure where to begin.  The novel?  Blog?  Journal?  A poem?  Things were pushing in on me to the point I was overwhelmed.  It didn’t take long either.  So, I grabbed my pad and a pen and made a list of the things I wanted done while in the ink mines today.  It felt silly while I was making the list.  A part of my brain was chiding me for needing a list to decide what I wanted to do.  Normally it isn’t necessary; however, I did it today.  Nor did I number the projects in order or even put a designation to them.  These were the things I wanted to do in the ink mines, and I could do them in any order I wanted.
Writing didn’t begin immediately either.  I opened up my current favorite music program, Groove, and selected some new music to listen to.  Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new album, I’ve decided, is very good and on my “to buy” list as soon as there is extra money for owning music.  Mumford & Sons’ Johannesburg album is another album I’d like to own one day.
When music was playing the words began to release, flow, and I’ve been able to steadily get the words down I needed and feel good about being accomplished in chores and writing.  The list idea is a good tool for me, thinks I.
How is your writing/blogging/photography, etc., going today?

About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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