i paint i write

Live boldly, laugh and make art

Did you spend your day how you wanted to?

Dirty dishes in the sink

It is 9:31 at night.

Usually I write at 5 a.m.  in the morning, but last night I stayed up until 1:30 a.m.  Then at 4:30, Nepeta, one of the kittens scratched on my bedroom door. I got out of bed and fed the cats.

I slept in until 8:00 in the morning and didn’t write.

Cooking, cleaning, dirty dishes, cooking, cleaning, dirty dishes, cooking, cleaning, dirty dishes, cooking,cleaning, dirty dishes, cooking cleaning, dirty dishes…

It is late now.

It is time for me to go to bed.

But before I go to bed, I will write.

The dirty dishes in the sink can wait until tomorrow.

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.

John Wayne

Tomorrow I will write first and clean second.

Write first. Clean second.

Or write first, second and third, and clean fourth.

A new day. A fresh start.



About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

You are an artist. Yes, you are. Really.

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  • I completely can relate! As a business owner, I sometimes have to shift priorities…and it is so much more fun to choose what I do (branding) over dishes 😉

    • Sherry, your job sounds so fun. I would choose Branding over dishes too. Thank you for stopping and commenting.

  • Holly Higbee-Jansen

    Yes, keep writing, creativity is sometimes hard to flow all the time, but go for it!

    • Thank you Holly for your encouragement. I really appreciate it. 🙂