I am still coughing during the day, but I do not wake in the night with stuffy nose or coughing spasms. I’ve also stopped the excessive napping. I’ve resumed normal-ish life stuff. I added the -ish, because holiday treat making isn’t normal life, but normal holiday life, so it isn’t fully normal life… Though, I am now also recovering from oil burns (splatter got my left hand good, but it was my fault). In related, sort of, news, I felt I was past being contagious and held my hamster, Queenie, for the first time this weekend. I feel my bond with her is building quite well and have started allowing others to pet her.
My Early ROW80 End
ROW80 may have more time left, but I don’t. On Friday my kids will be attending their last school day in 2013. That means I have today until they get home to get everything sorted.
How Did I Do?
October was pretty good. On the down side, I failed quite often to make my 500 calories a week. However, I did finished outlining TJ on 10/10, finished writing FLAMES on 10/18, finish reading FRANKENSTEIN on 10/14, finish reading and MUSEUM OF THIEVES on 10/14 as per goals. I also manage most my study lunches. Since I had some extra time I added finish watching DEADMAN WONDERLAND (which I did on 10/24) and moved up the November goals of read through/make notes on GRANDMA (finished 10/29) and pick a new book to read (did so on 10/30).
In November I start editing GRANDMA, read fairly regularly (exceeding goal each week), did my first Workaholic Monday (11/18), and gave myself some time off before the holidays from writing (11/6-12). However, a back injury put exercising and this 30 day fitness challenge in fails-ville. Sadly, my fail also extended to TJ (a WIP) and study lunches.
December rolled in with the sinus cold of EVIL! That prompted me to stop working on TJ and try to focus on editing GRANDMA. However, between the cold and holiday sweet making (gifts for friends), I didn’t do much of that or much of anything. Exercising, study lunches, and reading all kind of got pushed out by napping and stirring of ingredients. Though, not all was lost as I refined my end of year evaluation questions (12/7) and answered them (12/14).
My plan between rounds is to spend time with my family and friends. When I get a minute or two to myself I’m going to take the information I put together from the evaluation and form a plan. Actually, I’m already working on that bit. Got some My Little Pony stickers to help me out (though I might need more… The plan is still fuzzy on that part). I don’t plan to write or edit, though I might sneak reading in. My husband and I have also been de-cluttering (or “de-hoarder-ing” as he puts it) and that will likely continue.
I’ll see you in 2014!
Best wishes, good health, & happiness to all!