The Time is Write!

I love that scene in the movie Overboard, where Goldie Hawn’s character speaks to her once-abused butler Albert and he says ,” Most people only experience life from the perspective of their station. You have been given a rare and precious gift of living an entirely different life, what you do with that gift is up to you.”
I feel like that right now. I am bubbling with anticipation and plans because I’m not a waitress for 2 1/2 weeks. Never in my adult sober life have I had the luxury of time to write. People have been asking me what I am going to do. Well here is a short list. I want to write a book. I will not wear black (all black uniforms at work.) I will clean my own kitchen. The rest of my time I will be seated here working passionately. Wish me luck people. By the way, Erma Bombeck humour contest ends Feb. 14th also submissions to Cutbank, a literary journal are being accepted until Feb. 28th. You can look those both up online. I am so grateful to God as to how often do they take 2 weeks to dig up a kitchen to repair the pipes? I am convinced it is a divine gift and I will treat it that way. Today I will do all the tedious chores that I use to procrastinate writing and Monday as I wave my children onto the bus, I’ll be here peck, peck, peck. Ahh Life is good!

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