Friday’s Fun Find: What a Little Labor Will Do For You

IMG_0554-2The Beneficent Mr. Hall had a computer problem this morning and so everyone in the house (and by everyone, I mean me) had to shut down computers and wait for whatever magic he attempted to correct said computer problem.

Alas, it was an epic fail.

However, while Precious was shut down, I had a little time to labor away, cleaning my desk on this lovely Friday morning. Here’s what I found:

1. The best idea ever for a new manuscript (I’d written it down on a note and forgotten all about it. Which is odd–the forgetting all about it, I mean– ’cause seriously, it’s an amazing idea.)

2. A funny picture book story I’d written a year ago. (Which is quite fortuitous as I haven’t come up with a draft for August’s 12 x 12!)

3. ALL kinds of passwords. (Also fortuitous as I had NO idea how to get into quite a collection of different sites…)

4. A recipe for…well, I’m not sure. (I think it’s an all-natural cleaning solution. Or maybe it’s for human consumption. Either way, it’s gonna get some cleaning done.)

5. A new package of notes (wheee!) with a quote from Harry S. Truman: “If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”

Which reminded me that I have been wanting to share this quote from Victor Hugo, and the Labor Day weekend seemed like the perfect time for it:


“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones;


and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.


God is awake.”


(And P.S. The mister finally got his computer going and I’ve moved everything I found to another spot on the desk. Now it’s time to take off work for the holiday weekend. Hope yours is relaxing!)

12 thoughts on “Friday’s Fun Find: What a Little Labor Will Do For You

  1. Alas, no weekend of rest for me. I’m housecleaning today and then the next three days I’m working nonstop on final edits for book 2, heading to the publisher on Tuesday (where we have a hurry up and wait situation, because it will sit there for about two months waiting for first round of edits from them). But at least it will be off my plate. Somewhere in there I’m drinking wine and eating chocolate. And possibly cheese doodles (I swear they help me think). Enjoy your time off! Stay safe!

  2. I found all sorts of things in a pile on my desk, also. Unfortunately they were wonderful submission opportunities with deadlines form months ago 🙂 Enjoy your weekend. I traded the baby for the 6 year old granddaughter, so I will be busy.

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