Saturday, September 15, 2012

FMF Focus

I am a day late writing this. I had planned to participate in Gypsy Mama's Five Minute Friday yesterday. Actually, I had planned to participate Thursday. It was on my list of things to do. But, it would seem I have a problem with focusing.

When I set out to read a book, I find my focus is divided. I read a page. Get up and check Facebook. I read a couple sentences. Remember I haven't checked that junk e-mail address (where I now get important tutoring e-mails).  I read for a little bit. Decide to go brush my teeth. Focus. Definitely don't have it.

But this weekend, this Friday to be particular, I actually did manage to focus.

I was dog sitting, so I was at someone else's house. And for some reason, when I am living by myself in someone else's house, all attempts at normal life focus -- like running errands, getting to bed at a decent time, eating a normal amount of food (two Nestle Drumsticks in two days and 5 string cheese sticks in one day isn't normal) -- vanish. So as my normal life slowly, what's that word, unraveled, a different kind of focus came into play. I decided to read my novel. And I did! Like, while sitting down for lengthy periods of time and not getting up to check Facebook, check e-mail, brush my teeth, etc.! And I finished that book! For once, I was focused.

Mmm, and it was a good book! :) Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes (written and set in the late '60s).

So, I was so busy reading that I never did get around to writing my 5 Minutes!

Check out everyone else's Five Minute Friday posts here.


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