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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.)

Blogging

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 for this long and I want to show her support. Also, it’s fun. 3 out of 3 this month. 3 out of 9 this round.
  • participate in WIPpet Wednesday 2+ times per month, because I want to support my WIPpeteer buddies with encouragement and take advantage of the opportunity to be encouraged. 1 out of 2 this month. 1 out of 6 this round.
  • post 1 interview, review, or article per month, because helping each other out is what writing bloggers do and I have thoughts to share. Not yet done. 0 out of 3 this round.
  • encourage 2 other ROW80ers per check-in, because others need encouragement, too. Done for 04-13 8 out of 50 this round.

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Community

I will…

  • start 3 social skills groups to meet weekly, because 3 out of my 4 and many other children in Anchorage and the surrounding communities are in need of a safe, semi-structured environment in which to practice skills most people take for granted. Playdate cancelled. (For cool reasons. The kiddo we were meeting got his first b-day party invite ever.) Goal on hold but not given up.
  • invite someone new over, because, too often, I allow self-consciousness about my housekeeping to keep me from enjoying guests. Physical therapist expected Wednesday. AAAUUUGH!!!

 

Family

I will…

  • collect school samples for each subject from each child weekly, because it will make paperwork time easier thus allowing us to take a small break at the end of the semester. Not yet done. 0 out of 12 this round.
  • play 1 board/card/dinner game per week, because my children love them. Not yet done. 0 out of 12 this round.
  • compliment each member of my immediate family on a specific action or attitude every day, because nice words help good things grow. This one is kind of fun. Like a game. I’m not winning, exactly, but it sure is nifty to be more aware of the awesomeness of my family. Not that I wasn’t aware before, but this one is forcing me to actively look for it. šŸ˜€
  • read to the kids 3+ nights per week, because it gives them books in common to discuss among themselves and it creates fond memories they can enjoy together in the future. Not yet done. 0 out of 36 this round.

 

Health

I will…

  • walk 1+ hour per day, 4+ days per week, because my mind and body do best with long chunks of exercise.Ā  4 out of 4 this week. 4 out of 48 this round.
  • stretch 6+ days per week, because it prevents tension headaches and multiple other aches and pains, and because it’s fun to watch people’s eyes pop when I show off. (Just being honest.) 4 out of 6 this week. 4 out of 72 this round.
  • seek answers to my joint problems, because I want to be able to type and walk when I’m 60. Still waiting…Ā 

 

Homemaking

I will…

  • purge our wardrobes, because the laundry situation is out of control I have another 4 bags to give away, but the wardrobes are purged and things seem to be under control again. YAY!!!
  • remove the popcorn ceiling in the living room and kitchen, because I don’t like popcorn ceiling, I want to paint the ceilings, and it will save money over hiring a professional to de-popcorn the whole house. Not yet started.
  • add 100 stars to the half-bath, because it’s a tiny room that needs something extra special to compensate for the limited space. Not yet started. o out of 100.
  • work on one new home habit per week, because they benefit everyone in the house. (These were all pre-determined by me during the summer. I’ll post which goal I’m working on as I pick them. 0 out of 12 this round.
    • THIS WEEK: Spend 90 sec. cleaning a room whenever I enter it. Not yet started. (I’ll get there.)
  • fix up the school walls, because they are getting rather drab and I want them to excite interest and encourage learning. Not yet started.

 

Reading

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. Book still on hold. :-/ 0 out of 3 this round.
  • read 1 non-fiction book per month, 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. Listening to the audiobook version of The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin.Ā 0 out of 3 this round.
  • read 1 book OR 10 articles on writing OR marketing per month, because writing is my chosen profession and I want to be one of the best. 1 article read. 0 out of 3 this round.
  • read up to 1 beta book per month, 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. ALMOST done. 0 out of 3 this round.
  • read 1 just-for-fun book per month, because reading is my escape and I don’t want to burn out on it with obligatory books. Reached for this month.Ā  1 out of 3 this round.

 

Spirituality

I will…

  • write 1 journal entry per week, because reflection helps me to see how God has blessed me during the week. Not done. 0 out of 12 this round.
  • add 3 scripture-art pieces to my home, because I love seeing Truth presented beautifully. Not yet started. 0 out of 3.

 

Writing

I will…

  • publish 1 short story on Kindle and Smashwords, because it will allow me to familiarize myself with the process. Selected story and lined up 4 beta readers for May.
  • finish the current round of editing on Faerie Blood, because I have been stalled out long enough and the things that were stopping me before are gone now. Minor edits made.
  • complete character backgrounds for Zeeb, Seraph, and Kel, because I want to reevaluate my series plan and I believe knowing my characters well will help me write a better story. Not yet started.

 

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.

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