Wordy Wednesday

A few months back I started choosing a song of the week. Sadly, the habit soon petered out. I think I’ll go back to it, beginning again with what I’d like to consider my theme song, “Today I’m Gonna Try and Change the World” by Johnny Reid. Whether you’re a fan or not, listen to the words. I love them.



So, I guess I’ve added another goal: Choose a song to listen to each day for a week. Then choose a new one.

I’ve done well with the two manuscripts I’m editing, but I still need to get busy with the memoir I’m co-authoring and the essay and research paper for my doula certification, not to mention regular exercise.

I’m pretty much on target with my blogs, but will have to finish today’s (Tuesday’s) posts when I get home from my writers group.

I’m on track with my scheduled reading – except for skills development. I still need to get at that.

I’m enjoying popping by some of your posts and seeing how you’re doing. I’ve paired up with a fellow ROWer for weekly check-ins.

I think it was a great idea to start a Facebook page where we can chat. Thanks, Sharon.

Those tentative goals are simmering in my brain, but I haven’t done anything about them yet. Hopefully, like the turkey soup I made today, simmering will make them better.

As I mentioned on Sunday, I signed up for Twitter. If you want to follow, you can find me at @NickelStephanie

Until next time…



21 thoughts on “Wordy Wednesday

  1. Oh, man. Turkey soup sounds amazing right now. Your progress sounds pretty amazing, too. It’s a lot of things to juggle, so getting a little bit done here and there adds up to some good stuff. Keep it up! And you’re right; simmering can really make some things better!

    • The soup must have been OK. My son asked if he could have it for supper again tonight.

      Thank you for the encouragement. It is much appreciated. All the best on your goals as well.

  2. You have tons of great stuff going on! I love the idea of picking a song a day to listen to, adds to the creativity flow. I am impressed you are co-authoring, thats something I always wondered how writers do! And I am following you on Twitter now 😉

  3. Great job on your goals! That’s neat that you’re getting doula certification too. I so wish I’d gotten one last June when I had my daughter without drugs.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Heather.

      I had my third child without drugs – because the anesthesiologists were too busy in the OR. Mind you, after Sarah was born, I felt amazing. If I’d known more back then (21 years ago), I would have insisted on staying mobile. It would have helped. Anyhoo, congrats on birthing your daughter drug free. I think that’s awesome. I love attending tending moms in labour and being there when their wee ones are born. It doesn’t get cooler than that.

      All the best on your writing goals, Heather. I hope this is an extremely successful round for you.


  4. Stephanie,
    I was positive I left a reply from my phone in the wee hours this morning, but it being the wee hours explains a lot.

    I like the idea of music, but like C.M., I can’t listen to anything with lyrics. Light classical that I know like the back of my hand is good.

    I have a dear friend who is a midwife in Britain, and she tells the most amazing stories; it has to be fascinating work.

    All the best for the coming week!

    • I listen to my song of the week before I get started. I’m with you. Songs with words are simply too distracting. I like classical. Plus, we have a spa radio station on our satellite TV. Sometimes that plus our indoor fountain make a nice audio backdrop for my writing.

  5. Hope you continue to have great success. And by the by…turkey soup sounds wonderful. I may have to make a big-old pot of soup tomorrow. Mmm-mmm-hhmmm. Broccoli-Cheddar? Cream of Potato? Spicy Corn Chowder? Chicken Noodle? Chicken and Dumpling? See….now I’ll be over at the FoodNetwork trolling for awhile. Sigh. I can never decide.

    • Fall is such a wonderful time for homemade soups and stews. As an added bonus, the house smells wonderful.

      Don’t troll too long. I’m sure you have writing goals to achieve. (grin)

  6. Are you a midwife??? I had 4 kids with midwives- 2 in a birth center and two at home. It is an amazing experience and I can’t think of doing it any other way. I also got the chance to witness the birth of two of my friend’s babies. There are no words to describe it. Enjoy every minute with your friend and the new angel gracing this world.

    As to your goals, keep at it. You’ve got a lot of stuff going right now. Give it time. You’ll get there when the time is right. All things work the way they do for a reason, at least that’s what I believe. when it’s time, you’ll write, and it will flow beautifully.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Jenny.

      I’ve considered midwifery, but actually, I’m a labour doula-in-training. And kudos to you! Your births sound amazing…as, I’m sure, are your children.

      I, too, agree that everything happens for a purpose.


      And all the best on your writing goals for Round 4.


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