6 February 2012
51 years old
What about a diary entry for today? The ‘me’ that I am right now, or are all the interesting diary entries behind me? Just because I’m ‘settled’ doesn’t mean I have to be boring – it’s not mandatory! I no longer stay out until the next day with visiting musicians, but I did stay up until almost midnight last night…reading! And I can thoroughly recommend S.J. Watson’s Before I go to Sleep – riveting! un-put-down-able!
So this morning I dropped Ali off at school and came home to work: paid writing work. I promised to get the last of some editorial writing I’ve been doing, emailed today. Between sentences I put on two loads of washing, ate lunch and did 15 minutes on the exercise bike (one of my NY resolutions. Hardly a marathon, but better than nothing, or so I’m told). By the early afternoon I had almost finished, so, I…went back to my novel, and finished it.
By then it was pick up time (how quickly school time flies). I took my daughter out for ice-cream after school and for some browsing at our local mall, Chadstone. Back at home, she sat down to finish making a card for her prep ‘buddy’ at school, and I finished my work and emailed it in, at 5pm on the dot.