I did get a little writing done. Not as much as I would like. Knowing this could happen, I had already decided I would probably write on Sunday rather than taking the day off from all electronics as I normally do. And I am writing a blog post!
I did get a number of origami projects folded as gifts for the wonderful people at the dialysis clinic who do such a fine job of keeping the hubby as healthy as possible, and making a good quality of life available for him. Because I had short bits of time to kill here and there, I also got some studying done - I am still learning Japanese and probably will be for life. And I did get a few art projects created for Aywas. So the week wasn't a total wash. And it ain't over yet!
And then my email offered up this. Explore.org teamed up with my beloved Big Cat Rescue to offer a number of live streaming webcams of the cats. And then I discovered all the other great livestreams of animals and nature this website offers. OMG. I could surf and watch all day long. There is nothing I love more than watching wildlife and domestic animals hanging out doing animal stuff. Sigh. What was it I was supposed to be doing?
Oh yeah, writing short stories. I also watched this fascinating Ted talk, by Ann Morgan: My year reading a book from every country in the world. Very thought provoking stuff for anyone who reads, or writes, or - breathes. Yes, I could drop hours and hours watching Ted talks.
My hubby is a TV person - and sees to it that I do watch those shows he thinks I will be interested in. From King of the Nerds to various other game type shows I have noticed a pattern. The people who are writers invariably have a wide range of knowledge at their fingertips, and if given time, know how to find more on any given subject. Any really good writer spends untold hours on research - or as I often call it - down the rabbit hole. I see an interesting article, and end up researching more and more until ... I'm down the rabbit hole. But I also discover a mass of very interesting things that are quite likely to end up in a story someday - if I can figure out how.
So I think I ought to get to count the hours I spend staring at big cat live streams as working - don't you?