HIGHEST PRIORITY GOALS
Work On Writing (Almost) Everyday
I was working on Sub Goal: ALCHEMY Read through for fixes (5/1 – 5/17) Started 5/1 and doing quite well! I managed to fit in extra chapters on Monday and Thursday that got me ahead of the game, which was great because I lost my Friday writing time. My father called and I spent my writing time talking with him and having a great conversation. I would have been a day ahead still, but I got a freelance gig all straightened out and I started that. Added Goal (5/9): 2 Short Stories I’ll be knocking this out before I return to ALCHEMY.
MID-LEVEL PRIORITY GOALS
I continued with Sub Goal: THE SIEGE (4/24 – 5/17) Started (4/16). It isn’t that I’m not enjoying the book, I am! I added the next two to my wishlist. It is just, I am only managing my minimum reading. Truth is, I almost failed Sub Goal: Get in extra reading 2 times a week. However, before writing this post I got the one chapter in the last book in the stack read. So nailed it!
I want to say it started Monday, but honestly looking back it was more like April 29th or May 1st. The tendon that attaches my knee cap to my shin started hating me. When it first started hurting, being the out of shape wuss I am, I thought it was muscles rejecting/getting used to increased activity (like my abs after those Wednesday crunches I have yet to heal from). Saturday, after a 1 mile dog run/walk and 2.5 miles in 30 minutes on the treadmill, my knee, which usually feels better after exercise, was a ball of pain. That’s when I realized Oh, crap! I hurt my knee! I am less than thrilled. I’ve also been relaxing with my knee in ace bandage since Saturday morning. While this week I did manage Sub Goal: [workout] On Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and Sub Goal: To burn 1750 calories per week , I fear that this knee injury might lead to problems this week.
LOWEST PRIORITY GOALS
Be a Good ROWer
I was a good ROWer. I did indeed do my Edited (5/3) Sub Goal: Visit
2 5 (or more) blogs per on Sunday check-ins that I’m not subscribed to and Edited (5/3) Sub Goal: Visit the blogs each on Sunday’s check-in that I am subscribed to.
Make It Up To the WIPpeteers
I did figure out how to make WIPpet and my life mesh. I’ll be posting WIPpets the last Wednesday of every month and then using the rest of the Wednesdays to visit everyone. So, I continued to work on Sub Goal: One last awesome snippet from ALCHEMY Done (4/15) and another round of visits. I’ll visit again next this Wednesday and then find something to share with everyone.
Other Things Of Note
On Tuesday, I took my husband out on a lunch date and we cheated on our diet. Oh, the glorious carbs! When we got back we started our veggie garden and sorted our compost. On Thursday, the jerk (who lives at the bar and never puts his dogs on leashes) walked and yelled as his dogs came after me and my dogs. (He never shows urgency and he never learns as they have done this to my dogs and my kids numerous times over years.) I had a horrifying moment when my dog slipped out of his collar and I felt like the worst owner in the world. Thankfully no one was hurt. But, my dog running/walking route changed because of this (as it was I avoided going at certain times in hopes of avoiding this) and I’m looking into getting the collar slipping dog a harness. Today, I’m enjoying Cuban pastries that were shipped to me by my stepmommy and father. For Mother’s Day my husband and kids got me a waffle maker. I made chocolate cake waffles! Nom, nom, yum, yum!
To Stay On Track
In a perfect world, I’ll be finished with the freelance by Tuesday. I’ll resume ALCHEMY’s read through for fixes once that is out of my hands. Because of the freelance, I’m not sure I’ll make that (made by me) deadline for ALCHEMY, but I’ll try to get as close as I can. I should be finish reading THE SEIGE this week/before deadline.
Have any tips or tricks to help my knee heal faster?
Got any jerk neighbors like me? Feel free to rant. I totally understand!