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 outfollowed by Orange – Goal altered.
- Gray – Goal dropped. (Hopefully there won’t be any of these.)
Beloved is home! Woohoo! 🙂 The girls are having fun on the east coast with the grandparents. They got to see Louisa May Alcott’s childhood home and visited another house where Longfellow stayed for a bit.
- 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. Last one scheduled.
- 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 08/14.
- sign up to be a Nanowrimo ML, because our current Fearless Leader needs a little break. Application being processed.
- test run our schooling schedule so I can make necessary changes before the school year is in full swing.
- take my children on 1+ outing per week, because we need to get out while it’s warm. Does the emergency room count? >.< Actually, we had one for Saturday I forgot to mention Sunday. Abigail Erynne and I took the youngers to a little Irish Festival. This week, even though the Persaid meteor shower is past its peak, we’re really hoping to catch a few shooting stars. The sky is finally blue in places, at least.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 3 cupboards done.
- tether items I need to be able to find (hairbrushes, scissors) so I can find them. Nope.
- 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. Our theme is off the shelf, so technically, I’m covering this one with my nonfiction reading (see below) this month.
- 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. Reread one of my favorites to psyche myself up for the school year: If I’m Diapering a Watermelon, Where’d I Put the Baby? by Carol Barnier. I think I’ll reread How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and Onto Learning as well.
- 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. Perused, read, watched, listened to at least 12 informational pieces.
- 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. Calling it done. I didn’t read any single book, but I probably read a book’s worth of excerpts.
replan the Hidden Bloodlines series to see if something clicks this time.
- 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.
Newsletter sent! So that’s done for this quarter.
Here’s something breathtaking for you, if you have time.
(If you don’t, you should find time. Trust me.)