On Thursday, I attended a networking event and made some new contacts. Then I went home and worked on my screenplay. I’ve been working on it since and I’ve come to the conclusion that description is my weakest writing tool. With screenplays it’s often because I want to leave things up to the people making the film to put in extra details. I haven’t learnt yet which things they will want in the script vs which they want to decide except things like camera directions and some specific acting directions. But I generally don’t want to decide what a room looks like in its entirety. Some things in the room are important as the actors need to interact with them and others are left to the imagination. I do the same thing with novels and need to do it a little less with them.
Friday was spent cleaning, writing, and doing Couch 2 5k. I also got the last things I needed for the dojo BBQ.
Saturday was the dojo BBQ where we drank, chatted, and cut things with swords.
Sunday was a martial arts demo in Mooney’s Bay as part of the Japanese Festival. Then second dojo at the licensed burger place on the beach there. Followed by B-Movie Club. Followed by more cleaning.
And this morning I finished what was left to ensure everything was ready for pest control. I rushed out to my car to get my reusable grocery bags in order to put my food in them and stepped funny which led to me falling and scraping up my leg. These things always happen when you have no time for it…
The letter I was sent said I had to empty all my cupboards, so much of it went to my living room.
So much for getting that room clean. But I’m now changing up where I put my dishes and food in the kitchen cupboards because it’s a good time to reorganize.
I cursed a blue streak when this happened:
He told me next time he only needed it moved 10 inches. Then he told me if everyone in the building were as clean as me, we wouldn’t have any cockroaches at all! As the daughter of a hoarder, I never thought I’d hear praise on my clean home. Also because there’s still so much junk everywhere! But it wouldn’t be this clean had I not done the floor earlier this year and had to scrape years of grease off the wall behind the stove either.
Anyway, I’m exhausted and I need to reassemble my kitchen.
Bonus, I found kidney beans and chili spice mix in the cupboards, so I just need to grab some fresh bell peppers and maybe a can of black beans and tomatoes to make a nice meal for supper on this dreary day.
I’m not sure I can do Couch 2 5k today and I’m sad about it. I should at least wait for my scrape to scab over before sweating into it. I see standing kata in my future as it stings after cleaning it out and bandaging it.
Off to write, nap, and make my kitchen functional again. Oh, I also must fit in Game of Thrones.
Guid cheerio the nou,