Hi there, ROWers and others!
Ever have one of those weeks when life narrows into a few intense focal points?
This session, and on through the weekend, my focus has been less wide-angle, and more close-up.
Everything else has been back-burnered, while I tend to these. I’ve got deadlines where the homeschooling stuff is concerned, and, before I can feel all right submitting my next piece to my crit group, I need to finish the ones that have been waiting since June.
Since both of those use different parts of my brain, and rather intense focus, I’ve played with my writing rather than diving back in to my Kifo Island projects just yet. I’m hoping to have the homeschool stuff more in line by the end of next week, and to pick up some of my other goals as things fall into place.
What I didn’t set aside was family time. As I mentioned on Wednesday, we all went to a local park to take in the Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet. On Friday, we watched a good portion of the Olympics opening ceremonies together. These are both things we wouldn’t have been able to do if my Accomplice was still at his former job, and we want to take advantage of these opportunities.
In all of that, I found a bit more time to be active, and did a bit more hometending. And, in the process, I’ve gathered memories, and had a minor epiphany or two about my writing, and my life.
All in all, a very good week!
I include only those that I’ve engaged with this session. For my comprehensive August goals, Round Three goals, and overarching 2016 goals, click the links below.
- The IDIC Romance: Finish the Word-High July stories for “Mutually Acceptable”. 29/31 in progress. There’s a lot of lead-up, but I’m moving through.
The Star Trek Chronology Project:View 13/26 Season 2 of Star Trek: The Original Series; Episodes/clips of Enterprise as needed for story creation/revision. 30/79 TOS episodes viewed; 4/13 for goal. 2 new: “Friday’s Child” and “Who Mourns for Adonais?”
- Blog/Website Transition: Adapt and keep to regular posting schedule. Answer comments, and return visits at least twice weekly. Share all new posts to website; learn how to use galleries. Add relevant content to pages. Aim for soft reveal at end of September. Comments; 1/2. Something’s gone wrong with my “Post to Squarespace” bookmarklet. I’ll need to work that out, or find another way to share manually. Created my first gallery; it’s got all of one picture in it, but that’s a start! =D Poked around a bit elsewhere.
- Maintain email Inbox below 123 messages. Started off well; got busy with that narrowed focus. Over 300 now.
Homeschool Administration: Complete all overdue and pending paperwork, testing, etc, and submit overdue materials. Draft, revise, and submit 2016-2017 IHIPs by August 5. More testing review. IHIPs drafted early morning 8/6. Began revising Jeremiah’s report; additions made, and Section 3/16 in progress. Adapted goal: Complete, add cover letter, and submit by the end of the weekend, so they’ll be there for beginning of business on Monday.
- Yard Beautification: Maintain in an increasingly presentable manner; declutter outgrown kid-things and random life debris. This is weather-dependent, and the weather is at last cooperating. Not too hot, dry enough, and not too humid. Aim for three times a week. 3/3: moderate weeding.
My beloveds: One on one time with each, doing something of value to us both, each week. Television; canoodling; chatting; Pokemon hunting; night walking.
Continue planning/ attending outings (personal and family) as desired. Took in Romeo and Juliet at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs.
NNWM local group: Interact regularly, in person and online; participate actively in critique group, reviewing, and beta reading. Owed critique 2/3 complete and submitted; Crit 3/3: page 6/8 in progress; slow going on this one.
Stained by Ashes: finish beta reading; 3 chapters per week until done. (Currently: 16/27 chapters complete.) Didn’t get to these this due to crit group pieces taking longer than expected. However, talked with Fallon, and she’s still working through the last batch. Hope to catch up this week.
Write in Abundance and #onegoodcup journals, and meditate for at least five minutes five times each week. Journals: 7/5. Tried a new guided meditation for 2 minutes Thursday, and 4 minutes Friday. Not counting that toward the 5 minute goal, but it is progress after some time away, and I enjoyed it. =)
Get a cumulative total of at least 45 minutes moderate physical activity 5 days weekly, 60 minutes thrice weekly, and more strenuous activities for at least an hour five times monthly. 8/5 moderate (45 minutes). Hometending; yardtending; walking. 1/3 moderate (60 minutes). Almost made this on Friday, but got swept up in the Olympic opening ceremonies with my family.
Leaps of Faith:
New Goal: Update my Accomplice’s cover letter and resume. Help him in his online job search. As he begins to explore rejoining the workforce; it’s time.
New Goal: Submit a second ROW80 inspirational post by August 20, to give Kait a hand.
The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have a Life!
Returning from a walk to our local Pokestop. My boy’s shadow is longer than mine!