The dental work went fine.
Well, not really fine, because honestly? It was icky. And took longer than expected.
And it hurt.
But my little girl makes a lovely nurse and made me a killer milkshake (soft, cool foods only).
On the other hand, she made it for me because I spilled the first one all over EVERYWHERE.
So I sat like a duchess all day. I played Scrabble online, I dozed, I answered a zillion text messages from my co-worker who was trying to fill in for me today. (No, they can't leave me alone when I'm off work. I can guarantee there will be at least a dozen emails every time I take a vacation day.)
I feel like I really have accomplished something though. Technically, NaBloPoMo isn't over till Friday, but I already have the skeleton of my Haiku Friday offering ready. So I did it. I really did. By this time tomorrow, I will have posted for 30 straight days.
I just looked back through the month. I spent a lot of time recounting conversations with the Roo-girl, celebrated two birthdays, dreamed a dream, exposed my personal pecadillos and my unfinished business, gave thanks for BFFs and our lot in life, and wrote a bunch of haikus. I introduced my groovy interplanetary look. I even wrote a guest post that may or may not actually see the light of day. (Megan? Seriously, dude, are you out there?)
That was a lot of stuff that fell out through my fingers and into the blogosphere.
It also was tiring.
It kinda reminded me of when the Z-man was in middle school. During his elementary school years, he was a voracious reader. Read everything and anything. Swallowed the Harry Potter series whole. The first day of middle school, he found out he was required to do a certain amount of outside reading and take little tests for points. He never picked up a novel again.
To be "required" (yeah yeah, I know, it's self-imposed; work with me here) to produce every single day is mentally draining, and sometimes I just didn't want to.
But I did.
And, considering what a blog newbie I still am, I feel like I really accomplished something.
So check back tomorrow for Haiku Friday. But just for the record? I'm taking the weekend off!