If Wishes Were Horses…

…beggars would ride.

I don’t know why that old saying came to mind when thinking about a title for this post. Maybe because I wish I’d remembered to follow through with my plans to post a couple of times a week? Or because I wish I hadn’t put it out there until the habit was established?

No matter what I wished, I didn’t hit my new blogging goal. So from here on out, I will try to keep my goals to myself and shoot for the moon. If I get there – yay! If not, I’ll just keep trying until I do.

Today, I’m just going to do a quick update.

Because I still tend to tire a little more easily than I’d like, I’ve decided to give dictating another try. Why? Because if I can get comfortable doing it, I can talk a lot faster than I can type. And because I started something a year or so ago for a bedtime thing. Sometimes, I just read storybooks. Other times, I tell Princess Aria stories – starring Ms. Aria herself, with her supporting cast: Queen Grandma, Princess Mama, and Prince C.J. Depending on her mood, we have guest stars (like Gecko, Catboy, and Owlette – of PJ Masks fame).

We’ve gone swimming near a waterfall with mermaids. We’ve picnicked with Winnie the Pooh and his cohorts. Last night, our cat Max had to rescue Princess Aria after a magic rope pulled her to the top of a tree.

The cutest thing about all of this is that Aria asks me to ‘read’ her those stories. I really should encourage her to ask me to tell her a story, but she doesn’t see any difference between me reading an actual book, or making a story up for her.

Anyway, I figure if I can make stuff like that up out of the blue, I should be able to apply it to my writing. And it’s been working fairly well. Except Word (my writing program) seems to dislike a baby in one of the books I’m working on. It translated me saying ‘how light’ the baby was to him being homely. And then when the father asked if the hero was going to drop the baby (because he was scared to hold him), Word translated it to, “How are you going to drop the baby?” It’s good for some laughs, that’s for sure! 🙂

Moving on…

Cutting carbs and sugar out of my diet isn’t especially easy at first. So far, I”ve been easing in to keto by doing a bit of a combination of that and Trim Healthy Mama. Why? Because I started getting headaches from keto flu and didn’t want to take anything for it.

Sometimes, I’m pushing the limits though, like with the fish and chips I had a week or so ago. I was going to have salad for my side dish. I really was. But the kids were having fries and … well, I caved and had a handful of those. Technically, since I fried them in coconut oil too, I consider it kind of okay.

But the fish? Oh my word! It was wonderful! I used unflavored whey protein with some spices. You can see it in this group of photos (of the things I’ve eaten that are low carb). Yum!!!

Okay. I’ve rambled long enough. I need to run a quick errand – I need more eggs and salad fixings – and then I need to get to work. I’m trying to finish those same two books that are so close to being done … and I’m really hoping to have them done by-

Oops. I’ll keep that as a surprise. And if I meet the deadline, we’ll all be surprised. Including me. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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