In the mind of Stella…
So I help my partner by running her social media, blogs, and calendar when I can because she’s out of the house working much of the time.
Here in the Valley of the Sun, a mile south of the sun, we’ve had more dust than fresh air lately. She runs a pool business, and pools are wrecked every day, then cleaned just in time for the dust to roll in again. It’s amazing to watch. Check out this photo from Jerry Ferguson, a local news helicopter photographer from just last week. He’s also responsible for the microburst photo from 2016. Coolest storm ever! Check him out here.
Anyway….see? This is how my mind works.
This morning started with an effort to show my partner how to create ads on Facebook so we could promote the last blog I wrote for her site. This is how it went:
Stella Mind: Welcome to Thursday, Stella. You have no appointments and you could write all day if you’d like. How would you like to start?
Stella: Oh, I don’t know. How about I steal Jessica’s business page from her and see how that goes?
Stella Mind: Well, that doesn’t sound productive. You have hours and hours to write. Maybe you should start there.
Stella: Yep. But, first, let me steal her business page. It’ll be quick and painless. And she doesn’t have any appointments this morning so we can spend some quality time together. It’ll be like Battleship or Strategy. Fun stuff.
Stella Mind: You have a book to finish.
Stella: Yep. I need to kill someone today. It’ll be a sad day. I should take over the world first.
Stella Mind: The world is a big place.
Stella: Which is why I will just take over Jessica’s business page. Funny, when it said Page Owner is Stella Samuel, while she was cooking me breakfast, I did laugh a little.
Stella Mind: So you did it? Now you can write?
Stella: Yep. I did it. I own her page. But that didn’t make her happy. And really, all I wanted to do was show her how to make an ad not just boost a post.
Stella Mind: And you took over her whole page.
Stella: Yep. But then I had her delete me from it altogether so I was no longer owner and also no longer an admin. That might have stung a little bit.
Stella Mind: As much as it stung her when you stole her business from her?
Stella: Probably not.
Stella Mind: So it’s all fixed now, and you can go write?
Stella: Well, she kept me off as admin for a while so we could try to figure out other things. Each time I went to her page to make a change, I was only able to look at it.
Stella Mind: How did that make you feel?
Stella: Like we broke up.
Well, really, like standing outside on a cool windy day…one of those fall days that smell like pumpkin spice and hot coffee…in front of a candy shop and looking into the crisp, clear window filled with chocolates, lollipops too big to ever consume without getting dirt or dog hair on them, and one of those taffy pulling machines and no money in my pocket…after we broke up. Because really, it’s her candy shop…I want her candy…but I can’t get in.
Stella Mind: You really should be writing, you know. You just set the scene…well, you know what you just did.
Stella: I will go write. I must. I know.
Stella Mind: So, her business page is hers again?
Stella Mind: And you got her ads all set up for her or at least with her?
Stella Mind: Ads? For Heath Family Pool Service? Are they done?
Stella Mind: Did you do anything?
Stella: I ate breakfast with a beautiful woman.
Stella Mind: Chocolate and lollipops?
Stella: Where were you when she was cutting up peppers and putting them into eggs?
Stella Mind: I’m always here. I was trying to get you to write.
Stella: I will….go write, I mean. But I should create an ad for Jessica.
Stella Mind: Maybe Jessica should do that.
Stella: She has to go. She has afternoon appointments. But we got to spend the morning together.
Stella Mind: Yes, you did. Because you stole her business from her while she was cooking you breakfast.
Stella: Do we have to talk about that again? I. Got. To. Spend. The. Morning. With. Her.
Stella Mind: So, go do that ad for her business. Then go kill someone.
Wait…do you know where my pen is?