For over a year (maybe more), I have wanted pet chickens (two to be exact). Only, I heard it time and time again from my husband and my father-in-law. “You can’t have them in the city limits.” (I’ll reserve my beef with this place being called a city for another time.)
I’d thought I’d have to wait the two more years until we started looking for a new house (our ideal spot being the township/outside of city limits, but still part of this “city”). However, one thing led to another and I looked up our city ordinances. Nowhere does it say no chickens or anything like that. It just says your pets can’t be noise nuisances. Oh, and you can’t dye or sell dyed poultry in our city limits either.
Now, this doesn’t mean I’m getting chickens. My husband and I are going to verify my findings. Then, (if it is still go) I can start work on preparing for my chickens. Just like I did for my hamster, I’ll pay for the preparations from my writing sales. Only, it cost me like $50 to prep for Queenie (the hamster)… This is a much bigger undertaking.
With this goal in mind, you’d think I’d be ready to work. The goal is a bit overwhelming, to be honest. And all I have to do this Cycle (edit short story/send out, edit Closure, gender swap project, & edit more of GRANDMA) added even more feelings overwhelming pressure. Even though I was working on these projects, for most the week I felt like I was trying to move forward, but had my feet glued to the ground.
Thankfully, Friday I stop pressuring myself and that’s when I started making some good progress. Anyways, enough jabbering. Here’s a look at my goals.
Review Grammar 4 Days (breakfast) 4 / 4
Study Japanese 4 Days (lunch) 4 / 4
Read 25+ pages 61 / 25 pages – all on KEEPING PET CHICKENS
Visit 2 ROWers (minimum) Each Check-In I don’t normally comment on goals posts or count them as a check-in, but did 1. For the Wednesday check-in I commented on 3 blog posts.
Before Round Ends
Finish Writing Cycles 2.2 <-I’m on this cycle, 3.2, 1.3, 2.3, & 3.3 To end current cycle I want to edit/send out NERITE [DONE 4/10], reach 50% mark in GRANDMA [not much to report], edit CLOSURE [50%], & gender swap character [started].
Complete 5 Projects (from project/procrastination list) Haven’t even made the list yet, but have new ideas on how to approach it.
Write Kid’s Chore List, Summer Review, and Spanish Lessons I haven’t started the chores, but thought about them. Started both the review and lessons – 30% done.
Write My Schedule Adjustments, Japanese Review, and More I finished my Japanese review materials. Didn’t start anything else.
Get Kids’ Summer Journals Not yet.
Next week, my kids’ school will be changing their schedule so that they’ll be in school 30 minutes more each day (rather than extend the school year into summer). The kids also have off Friday. How this will impact my writing, we’ll have to see. I’d like CLOSURE done by next check-in. Actually, I want more than that, but pressure makes for stuck feet.
Is there a pet you wish you had?