Sunday, January 21, 2007

My “Works in Progress”

Up to about fifteen minutes ago, I was enjoying a very relaxing Sunday morning – on the back porch with my two cats, a cup of hot coffee, reading the Sunday paper, watching an occasional dolphin or sailboat heading out to the Gulf of Mexico. Then, however, the struggle began – my head and heart were arguing. My head was saying, “Stay home and rest today, you’re still tired from your softball game Friday night, and you could get a good jump on that chapter you outlined yesterday.” My heart was saying, “Fix a protein shake, go to the gym for a short workout, shower up and jump on your Harley for a nice ride in the warm sun, and later take in some needed additional protein and carbs with a couple of Mich Lites while watching the NFL playoff games.” Part of my head’s reasoning included that I was planning to put another Post on my blog today; part of my heart’s reasoning was that yesterday, with the tremendous assistance of KIP, my "Internet Angel from Mill City Press, I did a lot of tweaking and improving of my blog and I needed a day away from my computer and writing -- I need a day off.” Ah yes… decisions, decisions, decisions.

As you already may have noticed, one of the things I did yesterday was to add an item to the sidebar – Works in Progress. Many people have been asking me what I’ve been doing and what my next books will be about. “Ah,” I thought, “I’ll add this sidebar, keep it updated, and when people want an update it will be there.”

If your interest and spirit move you, click on the Works in Progress on the sidebar and you will see what I’ve been doing, what’s in progress, and what I’m planning. And if you have any suggestions, recommendations and/or pearls of wisdom, please share them with me.

Ciao for now,

Bill

P.S. I just finished a protein shake, am heading for the gym, and then… as you can see – no writing today.

6 comments:

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Well, I'm sure your heart would thank you very much if it could. I know mine sure would like a better workout most days than I actually give it. My bad...I know.
:)

Dr. Bill Emener said...

Hi PQ,
Good to hear from you.
Yes, yesterday I listened to my heart -- went to the gym (and the workout was, as you say, "good for my heart" as well), enjoyed a wonderful motorcyle ride and lunch with friends at a sports bar, capped off with watching the two NFL games and a couple of cold ones. And as my Dad use to always, "We work to live, not live to work."
Have fun on your journey, PQ, and make time to listen to your heart... and take care of it,
Bill

Kelly Parra said...

Well, it sounds like you made the right choice for yourself! A healthier choice. =D

Dr. Bill Emener said...

Hi Kelly,
Yes, I believe I did make the right choice. And, interestingly, others' Comments and your Comment (which led me to ponder, "What is a right choice?"), have stimulated my thinking to the extent to which I now have a topic for my next Post!
Thanks!
Bill

Cole said...

lol - on the inner voice! ;) A day away from the computer can certainly be great for getting even more done later!
Cole

Dr. Bill Emener said...

Hi Nicole,
Thanks for the gracious Comment. Yeah... I guess you don't have to be a submarine captain to know how important it is to recharge your batteries once and awhile. And there indeed is a high correlation between efficiency and effectiveness.
Thanks again,
Bill