Yesterday morning, my sister-and-law and nephew left to return to Kentucky just as I was heading out to work. Last night I had the whole house to myself for the first time in more than a week. My husband had a recording session at another studio, so it was just me and the three cats parked on the couch all evening long.
Dinner was a bag of microwave kettle corn and a piece of chocolate cake. For entertainment, I watched several episodes of "I Love the 80s 3D" on VH-1 with half my attention while I surfed the net on the laptop. The cats all curled up on the opposite side of the couch and slept once they realized that I didn't have any available lap space.
The only useful things I accomplished were baking two loaves of Italian bread and doing a couple loads of laundry.
I'm enjoying the laziness while I can. This weekend I'm planning to hunker down and write song lyrics and melodies until all of my band's remaining original songs are completed. I'm doing it now for two reasons: We have a shot at a November gig if we can get a half-hour set of original songs ready, and I want to get this out of the way before the NaNoWriMo juggernaut begins (I signed up yesterday).
It was quite heartening to play for other musicians last weekend and get a good reaction to our original material. Now I just need to think really hard about what I want to write about. Let's hope I can think of a good novel topic for NaNoWriMo while I'm at it!