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ROWin’ in New Jersey…Update 318

Round 2 Goals:


  • Read at least as many books as the number of the month (4 in April ; 5 in May; 6 in June) from my bedroom To Be Read piles.

  • Another visit to my friend Sylvia Woodman’s home; another stack of books to delve into. She has an amazing library, and I am filled with glee to have six new treasures to indulge myself with.

  • I’m beginning the month with The Teenage Liberation Handbook, by Grace Llewellyn. I’ve wanted to read this for as long as I’ve known of its existence.

  • I have decided to put my dull reading attention on this one book; it would have changed my life as a teenager, and with my own children getting so close to developmental adolescence, I think it will help me to be an even better parent to them, as they make that huge shift from child to adult.

  • I am currently on page 86 of 435.


  • Read at least 3 articles a week from my To Be Read files on computer, and categorize those I choose to keep or share.

  • I didn’t bread any articles from here this week. I was busy with other things.=)

  • I will therefore add 3 articles to my weekly goal for this week (Bound to be a tired, more at home than away week, after last weekend’s lovely busyness, so there will be lulls fro catching up in a leisurely fashion).

  • This week’s goal will therefore be to read 6 articles from the To Be Read files.


  • Read at least 5 blogposts a week (not including my own), and like, comment, and/or share as I am moved to.

  • I read the evocative and wonderful For the Record. Although the circumstances of our life are different, a parent’s pride for and respect and acceptance of his child’s innate nature is always beautiful to me.

  • I readBecause I’m so…um… Forgetful? Lost? Talented ? and commented.

  • I read The Sunshine Award and commented.

  • I finished the week two posts short of my goal. I will add these to this week’s goal, for a total of 7 posts this week.




  • Take clips from first Penzu notebook.

  • I have taken five clips from this notebook. I continue to find ample raw material, rampant silliness, and a reflection of a self I haven’t been in over a decade…valuable, on many levels.

  • I have 3 posts left to clip before completing this goal.


  • Input Chameleon’s Dish to Scrivener.

  • I have re-entered the final scene from Chapter 3, which was somehow deleted the last time I worked on this project.

  • I input Original Chapter 11, which has become Chapter 4, input into the Scrivener program.

  • Original Chapter 12 (which will be Chapter 5), is queued up and ready for copying/ reformatting/ inputting.


  • Create story arc for Blood and Breath.

  • I have added Chapters 10 and 11 to the story arc, and I am beginning to really like the new and deeper direction the story is headed…more depth and meaning than in the previous version.


  • Clean up computer downloads, documents, photos, and other clutter – move it or lose it!

  • I cleared the wandering Blood and Breath files that somehow found their way into my Chameleon’s Dish WIP.



  • Add JOY to every day!

  • Thursday: Packing and preparing. Time with Jim.

  • Friday: Trip to New Jersey…

  • Saturday: Every moment!

  • Sunday: Lovely fun with dear friends; long rambling conversation; happy homecoming.


  • Add movement to every day, too!

  • Thursday: Packing and hometending. A bit of Random Dancing.

  • Friday: Driving, stairs, unpacking. Walking.

  • Saturday: Walking. Stairs. Hometending.

  • Sunday:Packing. Stairs. Driving.


  • Add self-decorating to every week!

  • I wore my pasta bead necklace and bought myself two new shirts from the

  • Add more of my passions to each day, in as many ways as I can manage.


  • Add all these for my beloved others, too!

  • Weekend away with the children; lots of time with Jim on Monday.



I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

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