Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

This is Wednesday leaning out of her cat tree. She may look like just your average gray tabby cat, but she has many skills. Most of these skills, she uses for The Good. Okay, 'most' might be a slight exaggeration. Wednesday is a good little kitty, though, at heart. She loves her family, loves her sisters, loves annoying those sisters and she also loves to grant wishes. Every Wednesday morning, I will rub the side of the cat house and summon our magic cat!

My Wednesday Wishes for the week:

1) Lower Grocery Bill - this will truly take some magic. Don't ask me how I manage to spend $800 a month for TWO people (I know, I know), but I manage. When The Hubster put me on a budget, I did great...for two months. It has slowly crept back up again and I'm not sure why. It doesn't feel extravagent. I stick to my list (for the most part - if there is a big sale and I need it, I'll stock up). Sigh. I'm already $30 over for the month. I think I'm going to be doing some digging in the cupboards and getting creative with meals next week.

2) No More Insomnia - well, one can hope after all these years, right? You might think this would be helpful to have during a rewrite. You'd be wrong. With insomnia, I can't concentrate to write. I can't concentrate to do much of anything. I have to distract myself because I get all tied up in thinking how little sleep I'm going to get ("now I'll only get five hours", "now I'll only get four hours"), my heart's no fun. I pop in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", curl up on the couch so I don't wake up The Hubster and try to breathe. Eventually, I fall asleep. It's not a big deal so I don't know why I get so worked up over it, but I've been this way since I was a young child.

3) A Magic Carpet - So I can soar through the air, wind whipping my hair, like Whisper Silksinger. If you haven't read Laini Taylor's Dreamdark series, I highly encourage you do. What is more than fairies fighting demons? Skive! Her writing is so delicious, you could eat the books. Wouldn't a flying carpet be fun!?! I could visit so many people in an evening without having to bother with traffic. Suddenly, the two hours that separates my mom and I would be down to under an hour! I could be there to make her dinner and home to walk the dog before bed!

What about you? What are your wishes for Wednesday this week?


  1. I love that your cat is called Wednesday, and I love it even more that she grants wishes. How nice to have your own personal Genie in a bot.. erm, cat house!

    Those are good wishes. I am terrible with the grocery bill too. And other items you find in any given shop. Basically, I'm just terrible when it comes to thinking money. I buy what I want as long as there is anything in my bank account, and I am extremely surprised every time new cash miraculously shows up (you know, from a pay check...).

    As for insomnia - I don't envy you. I'm usually a sound sleeper, but heavy stress will do me in. And I feel like a wreck every morning, so I can't imagine having to deal with that in the long run.

    Magic carpet! I want one! :D

  2. LOL. The grocery store is so dangerous! I'm with you. I stick to my list, get just what we NEED and then, somehow I have so much more than that! I think it's the icecream isle, chip isle, and drink isle that does me in..

    I'm sorry to know about your insomnia. I wish for you to lose that too!

    I wish I could give Wednesday a good scratch behind the ears. She's just so darn cute.

    I wish I could snap my fingers and be clean, shaved, and lotioned for the day. Cut out that whole shower process that takes forever.

  3. I'm with you on the grocery bill and insomnia (and I know exactly what you mean about the accompanying's the worst!).

    I'm going to wish big if you don't mind. I wish that just one of the six agents who has my full manuscript will offer to take me on. Thanks Wednesday!

  4. More time. Did I wish for that last week? Well, I still need more. =)

  5. Hmmm...I made three wishes, but am not sure if they were granted...because I scrolled and clicked, but forgot to see if there was a verification word. I guess if Wednesday is a magical cat, she'll know my wishes and grant them without verification and posting...

  6. Wow, maybe you should talk to my hubs. He spends $800 per month for six people, granted five of them are children (well, Nate's 17, so not really a child anymore). I don't even know how he does it, but he has skills at stretching pennies.

    I have about 60 Ambien tablets in my locker. I'll send a virtual one or two. It sucks not being able to sleep. I only got 3 hours this morning (didn't take my pill soon enough) and I did not want to get up for work!

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