A Nap and Four Chapters Later

@just4him (123705)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
January 24, 2018 4:17pm CST
The good news is I got to the pool this morning. I enjoyed beautiful 90 plus degree water and a hot tub. Then it was on to shopping. I was almost out of potatoes. I've been going through a lot of potatoes, so decided on 3 ten pound bags of them. That should last a little while, I hope. I also got 7.5 dozen eggs, two cartons of Cashew milk, and twelve small cans of tomato sauce, no salt added 100% natural from Hunts, and two bunches of bananas. I tried sitting down at the computer when I had it all put away, but that proved fruitless as my yawns were many. Nap time. It turned out to be a two hour nap. I didn't realize I was that tired. When I got up I started potato soup in the crock pot. Seven potatoes, one large onion, and five strips of uncured bacon, no sugar added, cut into small pieces, with half a carton of almond milk, and lemon pepper seasoning by Mrs. Dash. I just had a taste and the almond milk is perfect for taste. Now to get the soup finished so I can eat. In the mean time I've worked on four chapters of New Horizons. I still hope to have this one finished by the end of February. We'll see if that happens. I have classical music playing on YouTube while I work. I thought I would give it a try, as it said it's good for studying. After growing up not liking classical, and being married to someone who only listened to classical, I've gotten used to it, and it does help me get my thoughts down as I work to edit what I've already written before continuing with the story. There is also a musical selection called Classical Music for Brain Power - Mozart Effect. Since there are times when I can use all the brain power I can muster, that one might also prove beneficial. It amazes me how much of it I remember. I haven't listened to classical music since my divorce in 1994. Now, while everything is cooking and I'm taking a break from writing, I'm going to interact here and see how your day is going. Thanks for reading.
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@JudyEv (129740)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jan
Glad you got to the pool at last. It's interesting how it's believed classical music helps with studying.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
Yes, it is. I turned it off when the 3+ hours of the music selections was done and it was so quiet in here.
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@FayeHazel (19053)
• United States
24 Jan
That sounds like great productivity on the book! I used to do that too when I was a student. There's some tracks on Youtube "ambient music for studying" those seem real good for doing things while listening, seems to help you focus
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
It really did help me focus. I feel like I got a lot accomplished.
@Daelii (5780)
• United States
24 Jan
oh my! I really enjoy home made potato soup. Its so delicious with a little bit of cheese too! I am still looking into the whole 30. I really like the biblical diet and have been following that. Thankfully, I can have turkey bacon since it has no pig in it! After hitting send, the image loaded. I love that picture! Really makes one wonder and want to explore!
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
With the Whole30 I can't have cheese, though I know it would make it even better, but it tastes great the way it is.
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@Daelii (5780)
• United States
26 Jan
@just4him awws! I'm sure it does!
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@Kandae11 (40188)
24 Jan
I like the New Horizons cover - if that is the one you plan to use. I am very happy today - my laptop got fixed a couple hours ago - no more mylotting with a phone.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
I'm so happy for you. It must be a relief for your eyes. It's the cover I'm hoping to use. I used a cover program for it.
@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
24 Jan
You must have need that nap. Love the book cover. I find listening to classical music very relaxing.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
I really must have. There's a siren that goes off at noon on Wednesday. I went to bed at 11:30 and never heard it. I did find the classical music relaxing, and that I remembered a lot of the music, even if I didn't know the titles, though some are famous and you just know them. Or maybe it was all that conditioning from my marriage.
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@kobesbuddy (52467)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Jan
I'll bet that warm pool water really felt wonderful! I have always loved classical music. It flows through me at times, like a breath of fresh air.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
It did feel wonderful. This morning too. It took me a long time to get used to Classical music. Now I don't mind it and yes, found it relaxing, and able to get a lot done with it.
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@kobesbuddy (52467)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Jan
@just4him My brother-in-law introduced me to classical music. At first, I wasn't sure about it. Now, I love it!
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan
@kobesbuddy It's okay. It does help me work on my book and that's important. I spent most of my day on it.
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@kaka135 (14066)
• Malaysia
25 Jan
Your day sounds good! I am thinking of cooking potato soup today too, but I usually just add some carrots and tomatoes into it, sometimes a big onion too. I found it amusing when I read that you didn't like classical but your husband only listen to classical, I think couples always influence each other a lot, and it's good that you enjoy listening to it now. Hope you will get your new book completed soon. It's morning here, and I just finished preparing breakfast and a sweet soup for perhaps tea time later. My baby just woke up, so it's time to leave my computer and accompany him now. I hope we can go to the park later, so I gotta wake up the two elder children soon.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
I hope you were able to get to the park yesterday. We had a lot of differences in our marriage. Music being a major difference, but not the reason we divorced. I hope the book will be finished in February too.
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@kaka135 (14066)
• Malaysia
29 Jan
@just4him Sorry, I didn't know you have divorced. There is another month to go, hope your book will be completed soon.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jan
@kaka135 I'm working on it. We'll see if it is or not.
@celticeagle (119020)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Jan
I like most types of music including classical. It sort of depends on my mood as to what I want to listen to.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
I thought I would give it a try and was happy with the relaxing results and the work I got done listening to it.
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@celticeagle (119020)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Jan
@just4him ......It is relaxing.
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@KristenH (24736)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
24 Jan
Nice workout Valerie. I'll be in your shoes on Friday. I could go for a nap. Nice cover and writing as well!
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
Thank you. I went back over some of what I did with some new information I was able to dig up. So it's coming together much better.
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@KristenH (24736)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
25 Jan
@just4him Very welcome my friend. Keep me posted.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
@KristenH I'll do that.
• Trinidad And Tobago
25 Jan
I hope your soup turns out wonderful. I was wondering if this soup was filling. if it were me, I would also like something solid. Happy you are making progress with your writing. hope you do get it finished by Feb a you planned. You seem to be very well organized. My day has been great.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
It all depends on the characters whether this book will be finished by the end of February. It's going well. I'm glad your day is going well.
@TRBRocks420 (80985)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Jan
Sounds like a pretty tasty soup.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
It was. Finished it off this morning.
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@sharon6345 (134977)
• United States
24 Jan
I wasted money on potato this month. I need to give them away.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
That's a shame. I seem to be eating more and more of them.
@silvermist (20096)
• India
25 Jan
That soup sounds tasty.It was a good day.You spent time on pool and also worked on your book.Good.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
Thank you. The soup was delicious. I finished it today. I love swimming and was a good workout yesterday and today. Thank you. I hope I can get it finished by the end of February. We'll see what happens.
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@silvermist (20096)
• India
26 Jan
@just4him I am sure. you will be able to finish the hook by the end of February.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan
@silvermist We'll see. I spent most of the day on it today.
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@BelleStarr (39597)
• United States
25 Jan
That soup sounds delicious and I am a big napper, I think it makes a big difference in how productive I am.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
It was delicious. I finished it off today. Naps are good. I had another short one today.
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@BelleStarr (39597)
• United States
26 Jan
@just4him I didn't get one today so I am getting tired.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan
@BelleStarr I spent the day writing, so no nap today.
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@dodoazo (21023)
• Philippines
29 Jan
Writing is my passion. Everytime I read from you that you are working with your novel, I am putting myself in your shoes. How I wish I could write a novel too.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jan
I've worked on it a bit today, and still want to get more done before I go to bed tonight.
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@dodoazo (21023)
• Philippines
30 Jan
@just4him More power to work. Hope it would be done perfectly.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jan
@dodoazo I hope so too. I am now moving forward having caught up with where I left off. So far, it's a good read.
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@Hannihar (39939)
28 Feb
That is good that you got your nap in. You really must have been tired. Classical music stayed in your brain after hearing it for so long. I am glad it helps you with your thoughts.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Feb
It really does help.
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@Hannihar (39939)
1 Mar
@just4him I am glad of that Valerie.
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