ROW80 11/13 Check-In
In case anyone missed it, I thought I was being smart a week ago from today. I “sat” (more like achieved weird poses and refused to stop moving) on an exercise ball while playing OKAMI. This led to my back being pulled (again). I’m smooth like chunky peanut butter.
Friday night, our basement drain backed up. We thought, “maybe it will only do it this one time.” Saturday morning, the drain did it again and we knew we had issues. Before getting away from the smell and getting Chinese food, we set up our first ever plumber/Mr. Rooter visit. Sunday, the roots got power blasted out of the line and we had a working sewer line again.
On the holiday front, my son’s big present shipment came in on Saturday (he was at grandpa’s thankfully). After Chinese food, we went and got super secret Santa paper and I started wrapping that very day. Monday, I didn’t get much video game playing in due to shopping for my husband. All but stocking stuffers have been acquired for him. We took care of the kids’ stuffers yesterday.
And that takes me to “winter weather” (it is actually still fall, but..). While we had snow/rain/hail mix in October, Tuesday marked our first real snow of the year, which usually waits for Thanksgiving, but obviously didn’t this year.
The Past Week In Goals
Without a doubt, playing a video game, OKAMI, every day is a total vacation. However, I’m sad to report I didn’t finish it in that time. I can’t say for sure, but I’m pretty certain I didn’t even make it to where I had left off years ago.
On Thursday, the first day of back pain, I decided it would be best to put the 30 day challenge on hold without it counting against me (as it wasn’t laziness or forgetting, but rather I’d hurt myself worse if I tried to do it).
And despite it being a vacation, I couldn’t help but poke at a couple of things. I met my reading goal. I also rewrote character profiles for GRANDMA and started a new outline to match the changes I plan to make.
This Coming Week In Goals
I’m hoping to resume the 30 day challenge at some point this week. Really, it depends on my back. I’ll resume visits, study lunches, and exercising (increasing the calories while I’m at it) today.
I’ll start the edits on GRANDMA and writing TJ (I don’t expect to finish these this round). I’ll also be doing my first “Workaholic Monday” (a day of nothing but writing) this Monday.
And all that said, I must announce a goal change. I started the round wanting to increase my writing session word counts to 2,000 each. Fact is, I cannot steadily pull off the 1,750 I’m supposed to be at now. So, I adjusted my goal to stay/aim for 1,750 each session.
What was your last chunky peanut butter moment?
If you had to run away from a sewer/sewage smell, where would you go?
How was your week?