More spring cleaning

I slept in this morning, not getting out of bed until just after 9 AM. I ran up to IHOP for breakfast, stopping at Petco on the way home because I needed more litter and dry food for Zeke. Once home, I did some more spring cleaning. I cleaned out old files in the office, shredding 4 bags worth of documents I no longer need. I also cleaned, dusted and in general tidied up the office. I scrubbed the kitchen as well, sweeping and mopping; I mopped the bathroom while I was at it. I’m in the process of finishing up the laundry.

I had mentioned my support of libraries yesterday and in cleaning off my desk today, I found the most recent Adopt-a-library renewal, that I hadn’t yet sent out, so today I mailed off a check, renewing my support of both the Franklin Township and Granada Hills libraries. I also paid the T-Mobile and Comcast bills while I was at it.

I’m 268 pages into In Memory Yet Green and as usual when I read these books, the desire to write is growing stronger. I have to get back on the workout wagon this week, and I’m planning on being up at 4:20 AM in order to be at the gym before 6 AM and get back to my early workout routine, which worked best for me. But I’m gradually watching less and less TV in the evenings, and once this season is over, I think I’m done with TV for a while. That leaves me more time in the evenings for writing, if I can summon up the discipline.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.