Yesterday was about exiting comfort zones. See, I like routine. (Remember my first check-in this year and teenage me in my head?) That also means I go to the same stores and the same restaurants all the time. It has to be something super awesome (like last year’s discovery of a semi-local Lego Store) to get me saying, “We’re going.” But, yesterday? It was a day stepping out into the new, unknown.
We (it was my husband’s day off) went to a home brew shop (before we always bought online) for some wine yeast and a hydrometer. And that led to lunch at a place I had been meaning to try since my son was born (he’s 11), Steak ‘N Shake. And let me tell you, we’re going again to both places. The brew store owner is very nice and the store meets our needs. As for Steak ‘N Shake? OMG, it has been so long since I tasted such a yummy burger and fantastic shake!
This is a theme for me this week it seems. Because, I’m working on a new short story code name I YAH. It is a non-comfort zone genre for me. But it is going great! I haven’t written this vividly in a while. I’m super happy about this!
But will I be happy with this week’s score? 17/27 [63.0% | F]
-3 Eat Healthy
-1 Drink Healthy
There is no excuse for the eating. That’s me obviously not caring enough about my wish to get into my Hana Kimi pants. Bad me! But there is a valid reason behind the writing and exercising. My son was home for two days, sick. The reason it is -3, and not -2, is due to the next day, when he went back to school, I had to catch up on neglected chores. And by the end of the day I was too tired to write and wanted to watch part 2 of Kitchen Nightmares. Still, writing wise I managed 1,539 words all on I YAH.
For the Round 195/243 [80.2% | C]
With two check-ins left… I think I might be able to pull of a B- if I crack the whip. Though, ending on a C+ (where I am now) isn’t terrible. I’m already thinking of next rounds goals and if the points/grade system will stick around. I’m also thinking of Round 4 from last year and the whole batsu game concept I did. To be honest, I’m far from a real decision.
This week’s plan?
1- Finish I YAH
I’m 1-2k away from finishing. Depends if I add the thing at the bottom of the stairs or not. I should have this done soon.
2- Edit and send I YAH to first readers
This is totally doable. It will probably occur at the beginning of next week.
Sometime during all this, I need to write a vlog script, film it, edit it, and upload it. I’m still not sure which vlog topic I want to cover (I have a list), which doesn’t help.
What do you like better: new things or routine? Have you tried the salted caramel pretzel shake at Steak ‘N Shake or Taco Bell’s new Cool Ranch taco? Have my fellow ROWers started thinking about next round?