Thursday Is Slump Day

If Wednesday is hump day, then Thursday was slump day for me.  Actually it was and it wasn’t.  I got a lot of things accomplished around the house, but I felt like I was in a slump with my writing.  I’ll get to that but I need to give myself a pat on the back for what I did do.

Changed the bed, washed, and folded 3 loads of laundry, paid some bills and got rid of a load of junk mail that needed to be shredded.  These were leftover things that I needed to shred.  Over the last week or so, when the mail comes in, Ralph hands it to me, I go through to see what is what.  I’m usually sitting at my desk which has the shredder right next to it.  I open up the offending envelope and shred the part that needs shredding.  Envelopes and other filler from the envelope goes right into the recycling bag next to the desk.  I’m feeling that I have that stuff a little better under control and I like that.  So, see (I’m saying this to myself) I didn’t accomplish something on Thursday! 🙂

I received a present in the mail.  I got a package from True Protein.  I had e-mailed them last week to ask if they would be able to send me some samples.  They kindly sent me two samples.

One is chocolate flavored pea protein, the other is vanilla flavored rice protein.  I tried the chocolate and it was tasty.  The good thing for me was that when I calculated the Weight Watchers Points, it was only 2 Points and with the 1 cup of soymilk, it became 3 Points.  For me that’s better than some of the others which are much higher in points.  This may be the protein powder for me.  I’ll see after I try the vanilla.

I had done some writing in the morning after posting on BCDC as has become my routine throughout the NaNoWriMo process.  I got about 1400 words written and planned to come back in the afternoon.  When I got back to it in the afternoon…nothing.  The story just wasn’t coming to me.  I finally wrapped it up at 2007 words.  Some of the ladies in the on-line writing group have said if it’s not working, just leave it and come back to it.  That’s what I did.  I left and watched the Food Network!

Of course, the Food Network made me hungry.  I had nothing ready and nothing planned.  After sightseeing in the fridge for a few minutes I came up with something.

I chopped up a red bell pepper

sautéed it in some olive oil

I mixed together 3 eggs and some fat-free cottage cheese

Cooked together with the bell pepper

With some white toast (all that was in the house) and can you say Yum?  It was really tasty and satisfying which is just as important.  No snacking later in the evening.

I guess in retrospect, it wasn’t such a slump day after all.  I need to make sure that for Friday and the rest of the weekend, the slump is over.

Happy Non-Slump-Day Friday!!




12 responses to “Thursday Is Slump Day

  1. I hear you about “slump” day — I write every day, but I don’t publish every day — when Shane was here, however, I just played all day with him — 🙂

    • Thanks, Helen, I’m glad I’m not alone. I wouldn’t been too upset if I didn’t publish on BCDC, but I need to keep writing to complete the NaNoWriMo by the end of the month. I’m doing ok, but I can’t slack off. Having the little guys with you is a great reason not to be writing!

  2. I do the same thing with writing. Sometimes you’re so in it you can’t see straight. You need to go away for a few hours or even a day and then come back and read it with a new fresh perspective.

  3. Glad your day ended up being good! Sounds like you’ve found a good protein powder as well!

  4. I hope your Friday is going well…I know I am a little late commenting. Dinner looks good, I love having breakfast later in the day. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  5. I only got in about 600 words yesterday, so I’ll take your slump over mine any day 😀 And looking forward to the second protein review. I’m always on the lookout for good protein powders! I’ve never tried pea protein before.

    • Hey, Allie! I’m not sure what is charging me along here, but something is. I’m really enjoying it. I’ll keep you posted on the protein powders. This one might be the one. The price looks good and it seems low in points.

  6. Cut yourself some slack! You’re still ahead of the game. 2000 words is lots! (If it makes you feel any better, I’m still sitting pretty at 25000, about 10000 less than you) Eggs are the best meal. THey’re one of the only things that really seem to fill me up for hours.

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