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Exhaustion!

I. Am. Exhausted.

Today was a really long day. Okay, okay. So I didn't even start it until noon. But I got a LOT accomplished! Spring cleaning, if you will.

Last week, I got impatient and ripped up the carpet in my hallway. We had a litter of kittens a while back and they shredded the carpet and it looked awful! We kept putting off repairing it for a while, and I kept dropping hints to my handyman dad and brother, hoping they'd come help fix it. They didn't and didn't and I got fed up. I tore the carpet up all by myself, then attempted to put down self-adhesive linoleum tiles. Bad idea. I may have gotten a lot of things from my dad (including my bad temper, unfortunately), but I did NOT inherit the handy gene. It looked ridiculous.

Today, though, my dad came over and fixed it. It looks really pretty and I'm thrilled.

While he was doing that, Dana and my brother fixed our garbage disposal and I raked the yard and sprayed out the litter boxes. Then I got clean up duty. I cleaned up the remnants of tile after my dad was finished, and mopped up water and reorganized my cleaning supplies under the sink after they were done with the garbage disposal. But it takes a lot of weight off my mind to know these things are done. Now, we have to shampoo the carpet and rearrange the living room. It never ends.

I missed writing group tonight. I had the day off and I wanted to go, but we got tied up in house repairs. But it was nice to spend time with my family.

Last week, one of the girls in writing group told me about this website. Ever since then, I've been using it. It's great! I get an email every day -- "You should write 750 words today." Why yes, yes I should. And I was on a five day streak until yesterday! It's good mental exersice. Even if I don't get to my novel, I'm writing every day. And no matter what I write, at least I'm writing. It helps. A LOT.

I haven't written anything for my novel all week, sadly. I am desperate to finish it by June, but I think that desperation is killing my INspiration! Argh! I had every intention on writing tonight, but I'm soooooo tired! How do you guys push yourselves to write? I need some suggestions!