My Holiday Fails (so far)
* The pumpkin roll cracked and crumbled, not because it was too dry but because it was too moist.
* I forgot to set up my children’s advent trees in time, but they are done now.
* I forgot to schedule the time to make my friend’s pet carrier (present for her hedgehog).
* I didn’t get enough lights for restringing my two deer.
*I haven’t finished decorating.
Honestly? Could be worse.
Despite all those fails I am on track with most holiday things. The baking is on time. The outdoors is decorated. Tree and village are up and lit each night. I only have the decoration repairs and one box of decorations to go to be done. And I paused writing this post to place the picture card order so we can pick it up while out grocery shopping tomorrow. Oh, this year’s card picture is just insanity (we can’t do normal).
And my therapist is trying to help me have less to worry about and is encouraging me to add even more to my schedule… Or maybe she’s trying to break me? No, I’ll stick with her trying to lighten my mind by giving me tasks to work on (because I do have small freak outs about these tasks when I’m having down days).
But how am I doing on my goals?
#1) Finish and submit HALLMARK
I promoted the anthology this is in at the end of the week! See my posts announcing it, the soundtrack, and my favorite Hallmark holiday movies. Once the story is released on its own (later on, date TBA) I’ll do another announcement and probably one promotion post about all the CW/Superhero actors that keep showing up in these.
#2) Edit PET
It is in Scrivner. I also separated it by chapter. AND!!! I have made my reading for notes checklist for senses and themes. The goal for next week is starting to read for edits.
#3) Writing Business on Saturdays
Blog on Saturday: I missed last week because I was busy catching up on holiday stuff. The tree was supposed to be done Friday, but I only got it put together. The kids and I trimmed it Saturday when I would have been writing this. (And time with them is obviously more important.)
Send 3 Submissions: If I have time after I make the list for fudge making supplies, I’ll do this. However, it is almost dinner and then game (Savage Worlds) time. I might have this slip through the cracks once more. Not that many places are open to submission this time of year.
#4) Take care of myself
Cardio 4 times a week – 4/4
Yoga 2 times a week – 2/2
Toning/Strengthening Videos 6 times a week – 4/6 – I actually have decided Saturdays I only do running or toning. That means this should be “/5” and will be updated next week.
Drink at least 2 sports bottle of water a day – Plant Nanny has been ensuring at least this. Usually more.
Vitamins daily- Maybe I should get back to this, at least with vitamin D. I’ve been forgetting and too busy to do that.
#5) Stay caught up on comics
I am so far behind. I need to start taking comics with me when I go places to read and catch up. I’m 50-ish issues behind… And the annual of KLAUS comes out this week!!!
So, this week I have to set up my router extension, read PET (at least start reading it) and take edit notes, survive 3 appointments for 3 different family members, make various types of fudge, send holiday cards, finish decorating, attend a band concert for my trombone playing daughter, make my friend’s hedgehog’s present (which I hope to deliver the 11th with her surprise batch of fudge), and start wrapping presents. I think I’m forgetting something…
What’s been your least successful goal this round?
What holiday treats are you making and sharing with others?
Are you surviving the holidays?