Monday, September 18, 2006

Not-So-Blue Monday

I had a very nice surprise waiting for me when I got to the office this morning—an email from a writing contest I had entered, saying that I had won the First Chapter competition! Yay, me! It’s not a huge contest or anything, no big prize, no fame and fortune, nothing like that. And for all I know, there could’ve been only three other entrants in the First Chapter division, and they all sucked. But it’s still a nice thing to go into your office, all sleepy and grumpy because it’s Monday and you’ve got a lot of work to do, and find out your creative work has won a small award.

After that, it was go, go, go… all day. Spreadsheets. PowerPoint. Reports. Lotsa phone calls. Yuck. But it made the day zip right along, and I went home feeling like I had been very productive. It was such a good start to the week that I followed it up with a short run. And even that went better than expected. It was sunny and humid when I left the office, but by the time I got home, changed, and headed out the door, some clouds had begun moving in and it was cooler out. I only needed to stop for water once.

In sum, it was a pretty darn good day, for a Monday!

Recent Workouts
Sunday: 6 mile run
Monday: 4 mile run


Flo said...

Congrats!!! I'm seriously impressed, winning a writing award, wow!!!! Nice run too.

Jill said...

Congratulation!! That is so cool!

p.s. took your advice and volunteered for Ironstar. Still not sure about which half I will do though.

Cliff said...

That sounds pretty good...congrats on your award.

Bolder said...


this should be a confidence boost... i say enter the 'Second Chapter' contest!!

LauraHinNJ said...

Congrats to you! So what did you win?

Was it for your first chaper of Tin Soldier?

goldenlucyd said...

I'm so proud of you dear BG. And what better day to get the good news? You're a wonderful writer and would shine in any contest!

I'm not supposed to be using the computer but I wanted to drop by and send love to you and TB the Adorable One. Loved the Chubette pic!

Hope you have a super weekend!