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Happy Monday!

I hope your weekend was good. Ours was nice. We attended the Teddy Bear Picnic, visited with a friend, and picked up some fish and moose from a friend of ours.:-)

Mirth and Music Monday is a weekly blog hop to help cheer up your return to the daily grind. Click on the cute blue froggy to the right to find more procrastination fodder fun or join in. Joining is easy. Find something funny and something musical to post of your blog (they can be the same video) and link up. My thanks to Rose D’Andrea for being an awesome MMM hostess!

#ROW80 Check-in 07-24-16

ROW80LogocopyGOAL PROGRESS

Color Coding Key

  • Red – Not started.
  • Pink – In progress.
  • Green – Ongoing goal completed for the check-in/week/month.
  • Aqua with strike out – Goal reached.
  • Yellow – New goal.
  • Plain text with strike out followed by Orange – Goal altered.
  • Gray – Goal dropped. (Hopefully there won’t be any of these.)

 

Happy Sunday!

There will not be much more green or pink since Wednesday, although I’m closer to blue on one goal. I’ve been going non-stop all week. By the time I’ve gotten done with what I was doing for others, I haven’t had much left over for my goals. It’s fine for now, but I will need to put the brakes on it pretty soon.

Not helping at all is that we’ve had a fire going just outside Anchorage for the past few days. It’s made it difficult to breathe. Thursday and Friday brought some rain, so that helped.

Blogging

school_research

I will…

  • participate in Mirth and Music Monday 3+ times per month, because my buddy Rose D’Andrea has been awesome to keep it going and I want to show her support. Twice.
  • participate in WIPpet Wednesday (hosted by Emily Witt) 1+ times per month, because I want to support my WIPpeteer buddies with encouragement and take advantage of the opportunity to be encouraged. Done.
  • post 1 flash fiction or random article per month, because sharing my flash fiction was my original purpose for this blog and people seem to like hearing my thoughts on whateverness, be it Alaska or grammar or what-not. Nope.
  • post 1+ interview per quarter, because I want to support my fellow authors. Nope.
  • encourage 2 other ROW80ers per check-in, because others need encouragement, too. Done for 07/20.

 

Community

line

I will…

  • sign up to be a Nanowrimo ML, because our current Fearless Leader needs a little break. Application submitted.

 

Family

friends_mothers_day

I will…

  • test run our schooling schedule so I can make necessary changes before the school year is in full swing. Managed Monday. The rest of the week was a wash.
  • take my children on 1+ outing per week, because we need to get out while it’s warm. Potter’s Marsh & walk at Birch Park with a friend.
  • create and post routine charts, because my special needs kids are greatly helped by the visual cues. Took down old ones.
  • use Chore Wars and Chore Monster 3+ times a week to help my children develop good habits. Nope.

 

Health

occupations_gymnast

I will…

  • walk every day, because my body gets angry at me if I don’t move it. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
  • stretch every day, because flexibility is the physical attribute I am most likely to be able to prevent the loss or deterioration of as I age. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
  • perform 15+ dead bugs per abdominal grouping (60+ total), 3+ times per week, because improving my core strength will improve my posture and metabolism. Nope.
  • perform 2+ opposing and 2+ same-side modified supermans, 3+ times per week, because improving my core strength will improve my posture and metabolism. Nope.

 

Homemaking

occupations_painters

I will…

  • add 100 stars to the half-bath, because it’s a tiny room that needs something extra special to compensate for the limited space. Nope.
  • paint the living room and kitchen ceilings, because I want blue overhead year round. Nope.
  • label everything I can think of, because I’m tired of being the only one who knows where to put things. Nope.
  • tether items I need to be able to find (hairbrushes, scissors) so I can find them. Nope.

 

Reading

la_readingcomprehension

I will…

  • read 1 book club book per month, because it will challenge me to read books I might not otherwise have considered and give me the opportunity to discuss them with others. This month we’re supposed to read a book with patriotic themes. I think I’ll read my daughter’s collection of classic American short stories.
  • read 1 non-fiction book per quarter, because learning about Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, teaching, and so on gives me inspiration and wisdom for being the best I can be for my family. Nope.
  • read 1 book or 12 articles on writing or marketing per quarter, because writing is my chosen profession and I want to be one of the best. 2 articles.
  • read 1 beta book per quarter, because I can’t expect others to help me if I don’t help them. It’s also lots of fun to get sneak peeks and have the satisfaction of knowing I helped someone improve their writing. Nope.:-/
  • read 1 just-for-fun book per quarter, because reading is my escape and I don’t want to burn out on it with obligatory books. Nope.

 

Writing

la_creativewriting

I will…

  • replan the Hidden Bloodlines series to see if something clicks this time. Still rereading Faerie Blood and noting things that need changes. 
  • write or edit 3000+ words a week, preferably as 500+ words 6 days per week, because even words I can never show the world are better than no words at all. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
  • draft my contribution for the non-fiction project I am part of, because I like a lot of time for editing and don’t want to end up rushing to get it done because the deadline sneaked up on me. Nope.
  • send out 1 newsletter per quarter, because having a newsletter is pointless if it just sits there. Waiting.

 

Thanks Rose

Many thanks to Kait Nolan for hosting ROW-80, Shan Jeniah Burton for encouraging me to join in, and to all the sponsors who help us along the way. To join, visit this page for details.

Here’s a little something for you.

#ROW80 Check-in 07-20 -16

ROW80LogocopyGOAL PROGRESS

Color Coding Key

  • Red – Not started.
  • Pink – In progress.
  • Green – Ongoing goal completed for the check-in/week/month.
  • Aqua with strike out – Goal reached.
  • Yellow – New goal.
  • Plain text with strike out followed by Orange – Goal altered.
  • Gray – Goal dropped. (Hopefully there won’t be any of these.)

 

Happy Wednesday!

The week started pretty well in most respects.:-) After church on Sunday, we went with a friend to Potter’s Marsh, one of our favorite places and then dropped the kids at a VBS led by our old church. (It was home for 11 years, so we all have friends there and the kids wanted to join them.) That night, Beloved and I enjoyed a rare date and went for a walk on the beach. Monday evening, while the kids VBS’ed, we walked in a park where we found berries, bear scat, and game trails. We followed a few of the game trails, got ourselves lost, and battled devil’s club to get back out again.:-) Lots of fun.

Still working mostly on unofficial goals this week. I’m getting a LOT done, just not much you can see here.

 

 

Blogging

school_research

I will…

  • participate in Mirth and Music Monday 3+ times per month, because my buddy Rose D’Andrea has been awesome to keep it going and I want to show her support. Twice.
  • participate in WIPpet Wednesday (hosted by Emily Witt) 1+ times per month, because I want to support my WIPpeteer buddies with encouragement and take advantage of the opportunity to be encouraged. Done.
  • post 1 flash fiction or random article per month, because sharing my flash fiction was my original purpose for this blog and people seem to like hearing my thoughts on whateverness, be it Alaska or grammar or what-not. Nope.
  • post 1+ interview per quarter, because I want to support my fellow authors. Nope.
  • encourage 2 other ROW80ers per check-in, because others need encouragement, too. Done for 07/17.

 

Community

line

I will…

  • sign up to be a Nanowrimo ML, because our current Fearless Leader needs a little break. Waiting on the email.

 

Family

friends_mothers_day

I will…

  • test run our schooling schedule so I can make necessary changes before the school year is in full swing. Started.
  • take my children on 1+ outing per week, because we need to get out while it’s warm. Potter’s Marsh with a friend.
  • create and post routine charts, because my special needs kids are greatly helped by the visual cues. Nope.
  • use Chore Wars and Chore Monster 3+ times a week to help my children develop good habits. Nope.

 

Health

occupations_gymnast

I will…

  • walk every day, because my body gets angry at me if I don’t move it. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
  • stretch every day, because flexibility is the physical attribute I am most likely to be able to prevent the loss or deterioration of as I age. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
  • perform 15+ dead bugs per abdominal grouping (60+ total), 3+ times per week, because improving my core strength will improve my posture and metabolism. Nope.
  • perform 2+ opposing and 2+ same-side modified supermans, 3+ times per week, because improving my core strength will improve my posture and metabolism. Nope.

 

Homemaking

occupations_painters

I will…

  • add 100 stars to the half-bath, because it’s a tiny room that needs something extra special to compensate for the limited space. Nope.
  • paint the living room and kitchen ceilings, because I want blue overhead year round. Nope.
  • label everything I can think of, because I’m tired of being the only one who knows where to put things. Nope.
  • tether items I need to be able to find (hairbrushes, scissors) so I can find them. Nope.

 

Reading

la_readingcomprehension

I will…

  • read 1 book club book per month, because it will challenge me to read books I might not otherwise have considered and give me the opportunity to discuss them with others. This month we’re supposed to read a book with patriotic themes. I think I’ll read my daughter’s collection of classic American short stories.
  • read 1 non-fiction book per quarter, because learning about Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, teaching, and so on gives me inspiration and wisdom for being the best I can be for my family. Nope.
  • read 1 book or 12 articles on writing or marketing per quarter, because writing is my chosen profession and I want to be one of the best. 2 articles.
  • read 1 beta book per quarter, because I can’t expect others to help me if I don’t help them. It’s also lots of fun to get sneak peeks and have the satisfaction of knowing I helped someone improve their writing. Nope.:-/
  • read 1 just-for-fun book per quarter, because reading is my escape and I don’t want to burn out on it with obligatory books. Nope.

 

Writing

la_creativewriting

I will…

  • replan the Hidden Bloodlines series to see if something clicks this time. Still rereading Faerie Blood and noting things that need changes. 
  • write or edit 3000+ words a week, preferably as 500+ words 6 days per week, because even words I can never show the world are better than no words at all. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
  • draft my contribution for the non-fiction project I am part of, because I like a lot of time for editing and don’t want to end up rushing to get it done because the deadline sneaked up on me. Nope.
  • send out 1 newsletter per quarter, because having a newsletter is pointless if it just sits there. Waiting.

 

Thanks Rose

Many thanks to Kait Nolan for hosting ROW-80, Shan Jeniah Burton for encouraging me to join in, and to all the sponsors who help us along the way. To join, visit this page for details.

A view of Potter's Marsh looking southeast from the end of the new boardwalk.

A view of Potter’s Marsh looking southeast from the end of the new boardwalk.

Some Monkshood we found during our walk.

Some Monkshood we found during our walk.

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