Here I am, once again looking at this blank document and not really having anything particular to say. So I’ve decided to just do a “stream of consciousness” (S0C) thing, and we’ll see what comes up
My coworkers in counseling love this sort of thing, but I’ve never felt it to be helpful in actual counseling. It usually focuses on feelings rather than facts, and can lead to some pretty weird places. So this SoC is going to be facts and observations.
- Last night I watched another silly Christmas movie in which every aspect of these movies was all dumped into the story line, including the random, adorable child and the line, “What are you doing here?”
- I enjoyed it.
- Because, that’s why. There’s no stress, no dark subplot, nothing to worry about. It’s good.
- On Friday night, I watched “Miracle on 34th Street,” a do-over of the old classic. Meh. It was ok, but not spectacular.
- So why do we watch Christmas movies?
- Because we like to be sentimental sometimes, and they are predictable, so there are no unpleasant surprises.
7, Don’t forget to fall back. The clock by my bed is already set. It’s a few minutes after 8 in that room 🙂
9. I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo. For the uninitiated, it’s National Novel Writing Month. Started Nov. 1 and ends Nov. 30. The goal is to write at least 50,000 words, which divides into 1667.777777777777……..And so far I’ve done that easily. Two days. 3,334 words. The project is one I’d already started and I had about 4500 words already. I’m surprised at how easily it’s flowing right now, and excited about writing again tomorrow. What’s my hope? Well, of course I’d love to write something that someone out there would be happy to publish. Right now, though, I’m just focused on the story, watching it develop in my mind and getting it on paper. I’m finding that my characters already know what they’re going to say. All I have to do is record it 🙂
10. Chocolate. Every year, we break down at the last minute at get some kind of candy for Halloween, and every year no one comes Trick or Treating. Most parents load their kids up and drive them to neighborhoods where there are sidewalks and apartment buildings. So now, as usual, we have a little container of candy. One a day is only 70 calories.
11. I’ve lost a little weight, enough to make my jeans baggy. I don’t even have to unbutton or unzip to get them off! I’ve already filled up two large garbage bags of things that got too big over last winter, and I’ve started on a new bag of summer things that I’m hoping will fall off of me by spring. So this season, as I trade out my warm-weather things for my cold-weather things, I’m putting the really baggy things in the bag. Baggy bag. It’s fun. And I’m not keeping them, because I don’t want to have anything a size or two bigger that I can count on if I gain back any pounds. Which I’m not going to do. Now I’ve made it public, so I have to follow through.
Most important: I’ve finished blogging my way through Ecclesiastes, and two days ago I started my next study on the Gospel of John. Already, I’m loving it! The book is so rich in doctrine. It presents Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the Savior. I would love it if you would join me on the journey, and feel free to comment and be a part of the process.
And that’s it. Off to bed!