I’ve just been reading LA in Waking up on the Wrong Side of 50. She is very organised and has all sorts of plans in prospect for next year. This is in contrast to me – I’m vaguely aiming for 100 submissions next year, reading 50 books and that’s it. The planning centres of my brain are not very developed. She has blogging subjects planned until April. I am, as you may have noticed, writing a blog post, but I’m not sure what I’m going to write about once I finish this paragraph.

End of paragraph. Pause. I could write about procrastination, or the amount of staring blankly that I end up doing when I’m supposed to be “writing”. I just drifted off to leave some feedback on eBay and look someone up on the internet. I’m like a small downy feather floating on the breeze – never quite settling.

We are steadily moving through the backlog of food I over-ordered fro Christmas, a situation not helped by  me ordering more for New Year. We have carved all the meat off the turkey crown and frozen it. Tomorrow we will be having turkey and bacon pie and apart from a couple of lots of sandwiches, that is the turkey done.

The planned Celery and Stilton soup[ has become Cauliflower and Stilton Soup as the cauli looked like it needed using, while the celery is still crisp.

Next, I will catalogue a few medallions for an article I’m planning and then will trawl my mind for five haiku I need for a deadline (tomorrow). It’s hard going at the moment, but I will get through. Then it’s just the quality that poses a problem.

I have shelved another submission I was planning for tomorrow and then start work on two submissions for 15th January. A target of 100 isn’t going to hit itself.

25 thoughts on “Planning

  1. Lavinia Ross

    Wishing you a happy, productive year ahead, Quercus. Wishing you good fortune on those upcoming submissions. You have been doing well, and I am sure that will continue.

    I make no resolutions, and just strive to be the best person I can be that day, each day.

      1. Lavinia Ross

        I am afraid fire is something we now live with in the western U.S. I bought a used 2017 Pacifica van this autumn. More than I wanted to pay, but consider it essential now. It is big enough to get humans, cats and some supplies out. If we all have to evacuate in one car, this one ill do it. I was going to call it “Voyager”, after the Star Ship Voyager (Star Trek: Voyager), but a relative has christened the van the “Jupiter 2” and the name is sticking. 🙂 I still have the ancient venerable Subaru, which has AWD for snow.

  2. LA

    I have a fridge that contains grapes, low fat milk and half a ball of what was once fresh made mozzarella….you are much better at food stocking than I. I assume meals will just appear…😉

      1. LA

        I normally keep a minimal fridge…I hate food waste. And my family has been eating out a lot, so many meals have been leftovers…fyi…we also have eggs and butter

      2. quercuscommunity Post author

        Good to know. I always assumed Americans had what we call “American-style” fridges (the ones like wardrobes) and filled them. WP teaches us much about other cultures. 🙂 Happy New Year to you and the family.

      3. LA

        I have a small fridge by American standards. I actually prefer shopping the French way…shopping fresh almost daily.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      It is looking pale beige/grey and tastes OK. Tomorrow we will have Cauliflower soup and next day Cauliflower and Stilton. What with mushroom soup and porridge I am really getting the hang of making grey food .


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