More Productivity Than You Can Shake a Stick At

This weekend was pretty damn awesome. I admit when it started out I was exhausted and Friday afternoon kind of crept up on me.

Friday: Got delicious Moe’s for dinner with friends and played on Guild Wars the rest of the evening. I was so zany for the weekend, but I think my guild mates are pretty used to that from me. 😉

Saturday: Decided when my sis and I got up that we were going to work on our bed outside. So we made a trip to Lowe’s and picked up lots of top soil, mushroom fertilizer, and black mulch. As you can imagine, watching the trunk of my Corolla sink as each bag was dropped in was a wee bit nerve-wracking! Then we went about removing 4 old bushes in the back of the front bed. That place was so crowded with shrubbery that it’s no wonder they weren’t growing well.

Well they were a bit more determined than we thought they’d be, so my Dad came by and brought his pick axe to help out. I was amazed: that axe made such short work of those sad bushes! So that took a lot longer than we’d expected, then my Dad mowed our lawn for us while we went grocery shopping for our gaming that evening.

Headed over to play some Pathfinder with friends, and Tim grilled some delicious ribs and squash, zucchini, and mushroom shish kabobs. So yummy! Pathfinder was fun, and while we ended the 3-week battle we’d had with a race of underwater creatures, we set ourselves up to be in a tournament next weekend. I’m looking forward to seeing how my dual-wielding ranger holds up on her own in a one-on-one battle!

Sunday: My sis had to grade papers today, so instead of hopping onto a game I decided to write instead. Trying to get myself into the writing mode more often! I was editing for so long that I’m needing to ease myself into it again. I finished one story and ended up submitting it to Pill Hill Press’ Big Book of New Short Horror. Their forums are always hopping, and while I’ve never had a piece accepted by them, I’m eager to try! Here’s the stats on it:

Project: A Slippery Customer
Deadline: Submitted!
Commentary: A hooker for hire picks up a man that’s loaded with cash. She figures he’ll be an easy catch, especially since she has a few tricks up her sleeve. But is this customer more dangerous than he seems?

Total Word Count for 2011: 18,603

Overall, I’ve had one productive weekend! Now to get back into working mode again. =P

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