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!

We had some really great family fun times this week! Sunday, we met one of my besties and her family at the Air Force to watch the Blue Angels do their thing. It was fantastic. Before them, we saw a prop plane and a Raptor doing some stunts. The wow factor was definitely turned up to high.

Wednesday we went to a park with another friend. He took a couple of the kids wading. There were some salmon in the stream. Artist, my middle daughter, caught a real big one by hand (and then it got away, which was fine because we wouldn’t have kept it anyway). Our friend found one that had just that moment spawned itself out and died. He brought it up on shore for all of us to look at.

Friday, the same friend we had the adventure with on Wednesday came over for a movie night and we introduced him to Oscar, an excellent movie I highly recommend you watch if you enjoy comedies of error.

Lots of fun!

I made a bit of progress on a few official goals this week and I got a big chunk of other stuff (some of which I get paid for!) done.

Blogging

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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. Nope.
  • 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. Nope.
  • 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 08/03.

 

Community

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I will…

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

 

Family

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I will…

  • test run our schooling schedule so I can make necessary changes before the school year is in full swing. This is not going to happen at this point. :-/ Which stinks. It means we’ll have a harder start to the year, and we are starting really late due to family visits. >.<
  • take my children on 1+ outing per week, because we need to get out while itโ€™s warm. Blue Angel’s on Sunday, Campbell Creek on Wednesday.
  • 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

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I will…

  • walk every day, because my body gets angry at me if I donโ€™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.
  • perform 15+ dead bugs per abdominal grouping (60+ total), 3+ times per week, because improving my core strength will improve my posture and metabolism. Once.
  • perform 2+ opposing and 2+ same-side modified supermans, 3+ times per week, because improving my core strength will improve my posture and metabolism. Once.

 

Homemaking

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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 Iโ€™m tired of being the only one who knows where to put things. 1 cupboard done.
  • tether items I need to be able to find (hairbrushes, scissors) so I can find them. Nope.

 

Reading

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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. Nope.
  • 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. Done.
  • 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. Read a bit.

 

Writing

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I will…

  • replan the Hidden Bloodlines series to see if something clicks this time. I have figured it out! I’m not going to write a series. Faerie Blood will be the only full-length novel in the Hidden Bloodlines world. There will be numerous short stories and novellas connected to it, though.
  • 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. Started planning.
  • 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.

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