Monday, February 1, 2010

Kay's Five - Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, good friends & more!

Has anyone noticed that food plays a role in many of my Five updates? ;-) Lots of fun stuff to report this week.

On the living green end, I took a massive van load of recycling to an out of town recycling place since our local recycler doesn't accept them. We also got a new security system put in recently and the installer asked if I wanted him to throw out the old components for me. Since I know electronics have to be disposed of carefully because they can be hazardous materials, I told him I would take care of it. I'll be calling around to find out where to dispose of the electronics.

On the family and friends side, I held a Girls Retreat at my house on Saturday. It was four of my writerly friends and, whereas we often chat about career things, our focus this weekend was on how to create better balance in our lives while still pursuing our dreams. It's amazing how many struggles we share, regardless of where we are in our writing careers. Being able to talk openly about it and share support and ideas was invaluable. As was the wonderful array of goodies, from decadent chocolate pie to pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. I'm incredibly grateful for my wonderful friends. And, okay, for the sweets too. ;-)

What about you? What have you been doing lately to Live Your Five?


  1. Pie, muffins, and good friends--definitely food for the soul!!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful retreat, Kay. And never underestimate the healing power of being around other writers. Hooray!

  3. Thanks, Alyson and Tera! We'd been trying to find a date and I'm so glad it happened when it did. It was perfect timing for us to be focused on balance.