I decided to continue with the theme of murder largely for the sake of alliteration. As regular readers know, I adore alliteration. I am typing this post while giving the occasional glance at an episode of Snapped that I believe I have seen before, although I do not remember much of it.
So this is Day One of my New Leaf. Did I mention the new leaf in yesterday’s post? Ah yes, I said I was going to write more and make better blog posts. This morning, as I put a new notebook and pen into the bag I carry to work, I felt I should actually renovate my entire life: clean house, lose weight, get organized, learn things, do things, make things, be a whole new person! I can just hear my readers asking in varying tones of sarcasm, depending on who it is, “How’s that working out for you?” For heavens’ sake, it’s only the first day!
I started writing a letter to a friend (I thought I would keep the rule of “any writing counts”). I made an appointment to have a mammogram, something I have not done in at least seven years. I started a list of Things to Get Done This Week. When I got home, I called the neurologist about the headaches I have been having. One reason for that was that I had one. Oh dear, was I coming down with a cold? I checked my Facebook and email and thought about how I usually let myself off the hook on Mondays.
Then I bestirred myself and spent some time getting a few things done. I cleaned the house a little. I folded the laundry and hand-washed one of my better pair of leggings. I got a start on the onerous task of organizing my yarn and craft supplies. I’m hoping to make a few Christmas presents. I have a hot glue gun and I’m not afraid to use it! I took a shower and said to myself, “See? You CAN get stuff done when you have a headache!”
Hey, I know I did not get a lot of stuff done. The fact is, I can’t just be a whole new person. I have to start with the person I am and try to make improvements. So far my improvements today have not extended to my blog posts, as you see. I’m wondering if I should leave the Snapped logo at the top and “murder” in the headline. Oh what the heck. It’s Muddled Monday. I’ll go with it.