Home » Daily Posts » Sunday 7 Somethings — Cancelled

Sunday 7 Somethings — Cancelled

A date thingy? Ah! Calendar

January 2013
M T W T F S S
« Dec   Feb »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  
Cancelled until next week.

Cancelled until next week.

Day 35. Okay, its only the second post of Sunday 7 Somethings, so I know no one will be that disappointed, the ideas I had won’t spoil or anything like that, so I’ll post them next Sunday.

Why am I cancelling?

Well, today didn’t start too brilliantly. First, I woke a little later than normal. Some might think that’s good, but mornings are my designated writing time. At 5:30am this morning, I turned on my laptop, and nothing. The damn thing was dead. I fiddled with the cables, took out the battery and then cursed myself for mentioning the fact yesterday that it hadn’t long to live. Tempting fate or what! I cried, yes, I actually cried, but only because I realised I’d forgotten to back up the 53 chapters of ‘EIGHT’.

So what did I do?

I drank two mugs of tea, dried my tears and got ready to go for a hike. My son, who works nights, came in around 7:15am, surprised to see me dressed (I never get dressed until my writing session is over). I told him where I was going and bless him, he tried to stop me, saying ‘there’s too many weird people out there, and you don’t know what might happen.’ I told him I’d be fine, I was big girl, and around 8:00am I went off for my hike.

Snow clouds building

Snow clouds building

Still a little miffed and upset, I decided to head towards the water-mill in our parish, but on the way I stopped off at the park, took some photos, had a cup of hot chocolate and said ‘Hi’ to a few dog walkers. It began to snow, well not really snow but, close enough, so I decided to get going. I walked up the old street leading to the mill, took photos on the way and stopped off at the churchyard. After a few more photos, I carried on to the mill. But, by the time I got there, the camera had gone dead, too. Some might say, fate was dealing me a bad hand. I wouldn’t disagree.

Old and weather-worn headstones

Old and weather-worn headstones

Definitely pissed off now, I headed for home.

I finished off my hot chocolate when I got back, ate the peanut butter and jam sandwich I’d packed but couldn’t be bothered to eat earlier and thought I’d give the old lappy one last try. After removing the battery, blowing on it a few times (not sure if that helps), I placed it back in and ‘lo and behold’, it worked! However, as time was getting on and dinner wouldn’t cook itself, I turned it back off, hoping it would be okay.

Dinner came and went, I dozed off for a couple of hours, hubbie went to bed (he’s a lorry driver and works nights, too) and I thought, okay, let’s do it. Obviously it still worked or I wouldn’t be typing this now. I went straight to reader, to catch up with all the posts I’d missed from yesterday and today. Ten posts in, I got to one from Apprentice, never Master, whom I’ve followed since BlogFestivus 2012. She’d received ‘The Reader Appreciation Award’, and I thought, good for her. As I read down the post, giggling at her answers, I came across my name. Bless her, she’d nominated me.

http://apprenticenevermaster.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/reader-appreciation-award.jpeg

Of course, I accepted, graciously I might add. And do you know what, Sunday didn’t turn that bad after all.

I’ve decided to wait until tomorrow to cast my nominations, as I’d like to give it some thought. Hope you don’t mind. I promise, before I start writing in the morning, I’ll post the details. Have a great day, afternoon or night. I’ll catch you all later. 😀

Advertisements

4 Comments

  1. elleturner4 says:

    You did talk your computer down somewhat!! Say it in a whisper next time! 🙂

    • sarahneeve says:

      I know, I have a habit of saying the wrong things at the wrong time, typical of me. It’s probably the battery on the way out, so I’m going to put in sleep mode for now until I can get a new one. 🙂

  2. djmatticus says:

    I’m pretty sure there is an electronic consiparcy. They work together to figure out how to stop working at the most inoppurtune times. But, that’s not enough. They also figure out how best to give us hope that they really are making our lives better. Basically, they like messing with us.

    • sarahneeve says:

      I agree with you, I swear they communicate when we’re asleep. I don’t mind them messing around too much, but when they overstep the mark, now that’s downright unacceptable! 😉

You can leave a comment if you like. I don't mind.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

AS IF YOU WANT TO KNOW!

sarahneeve

View Full Profile →

The Nice Things People Do

Thank you to Terry1954 for the nomination. And jrosenberry1 for the second award.

Thank you to Apprentice, never Master for the nomination.

Thank you to djmatticus for the nomination

And again, thank you to djmatticus for the nomination

Thank you to soiwentundercover for the nomination

A Great Saturday Meme challenge!

The Shoved Away Bits

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 247 other followers

Follow me on Twitter

Kobo Writing Life

The craft and business of writing & self publishing

AUTHORS PROMOTION

Books marketing and writer's PR - I may be able to help

Without wax /

Andy Ritchie blog

freaky folk tales

A haunting we will go...

bookendings

The greatest WordPress.com site in all the land!

The Evolution of Eloquence

Improving the English language one letter at a time

Simple Tom

Some say I was born high. Others say i'm just simple :)

If there is any magic in this world...

The world can be amazing when you are slightly … strange!

The Better Man Project ™

a journey into the depths

Coco J. Ginger Says

Poems and stories of love & heartbreak.

Wonderful Cinema

Short reviews on high quality films. No spoilers.

toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

THE CREATIVE PALACE FOR ARTISTS AND AUTHOR RESOURCES

The Consortium of the Curious

For those bemused by the bizarre and engrossed in the esoteric.

a north east ohio garden

an ongoing experiment in the dirt, 35 plus years

The Cutter Rambles

The Cutter shares his thoughts on the world

Hollis Plample

draws comics

silkroadcollector.me

An International company that offers private antique art sales to clients around the globe.

Blue 88

Luke Cameron Manion

Espen Stenersrød- From Pen To Heart

Jack Kerouac with a scent of Henry Vaughn

The Baggage Handler

I made the impossible easy in both worlds!

Worldy ways.

The imagination of a West Yorkshire girl on travel, art, poetry and life.

Wester Avenue in rural northern Wisconsin

living in the country; more plants and critters and less people

ASMSG AUTHORS’ BOOKS

A GREAT SELECTION OF BOOKS BY THE TALENTED AUTHORS OF ASMSG

Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog

On publishing, clients, writing, and queries

traveleum

#travel #photo #blog

Costa Rica Travel Blog .com

Costa Rica Travel Blog is the current traveller, will-be traveller, has-been traveller, and should-be traveller's guide to everything costa rica. Information, stories, news, advice - written by the Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated team - costa rican insiders, outsiders, and everywhere-in-between-siders.

Top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!

Animals, Gift Ideas, Travel, Books, Recycling Ideas and Many, Many More

HarsH ReaLiTy

A Good Blog is Hard to Find

Bloggers For Peace

People Engaged Aligned Committed Evolving

ruleofstupid

Reading, writing and a-rhythmic tics

rarasaur

frightfully wondrous things happen here.

Professions for Peace

Affirmations. Declarations. Statements.

Ellyn Baker-Discovering Both Sides of the Story

"Writing to me is simply thinking through my fingers " ~Isaac Asimov~

Just me

My thoughts as I continue to battle depression

SnappyJaye

A Photo Journey

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

A topnotch WordPress.com site

Chris Martin Writes

Sowing seeds for the Kingdom

sethsnap

Photographs from my world.

Dream Huntress

... catching them and bringing them to life once more

Paper Engines

Cultural Critique, Art and The Musings of a Moral Mad Scientist

theINFP

I aim to bring delight to others by sharing my creative endeavours

Break Room Stories

Service Industry Stories and More Since 2012

The Writing Corp

Official Writing Tips, Inspiration and Hacks

%d bloggers like this: