There is still a little bit of Saturday left and since I didn’t do a Friday Five, here’s my Six on Saturday.
1. I bought 25 new plants today. Another 20 or so are being delivered next week. I have lots of digging ahead of me.
2. It’s raining again. That means most of my digging will be in mud. Clay mud to be exact.
3. There is no way I am going to meet all my deadlines for next week. I just have to figure out which balls are plastic and therefore okay to drop and which ones are glass that I need to keep juggling.
4. Carpos hamburgers in Capitola for dinner. Yum. Yum.
6. Some of you know that my son Ryan has Muscular Dystrophy. It wasn’t diagnosed until he was a young adult already living on his own and working a job he loved. Today he blogged a bit about his life with MD and he said something he discovered to be true for himself that I think we can apply to our writing. He was talking about how he had managed to find a way to continue to do his job as a mechanic in spite of the limitations of his body.
He said, "I was doing things I should not have been able to do simply because I did not know that I should not be able to do them."
What if we wrote without thinking about limits? What if we simply wrote the story we wanted to tell without thinking about all the parts of writing we don’t know how to do? What if we just let the story be the guide? I bet we might all find out, as Ryan has, that we are capable of much more than we ever realized.
Ryan is new to blogging and this is the first time he has shared so much about his disease with so many strangers. If you’re so inclined, perhaps you’ll pop over and read the entire post here.