Family: Last night was a 90-minute conference call with my siblings, discussing my parents. Although we didn’t have a lot of time to reconnect, we plan to continue the conference calls every few weeks.
Friends: I haven’t contacted a friend yet this week, but it is on my radar.
Writing: So far good on the articles, but a major reference work I need is in the storage facility at the University, sigh. I have to page several volumes, but I think I’ve given myself enough lead time.
Haven’t worked on the dissertation or the book reviews, but I am taking tomorrow afternoon off to write; and we have Friday off for Homecoming. Gotta love the SEC.
Creative writing: I need to do the exercises from the Tarot class, as I was getting some great ideas for several stories/novellas that have been swirling about recently.
I’ve been thinking about the blog; several of you have been writing about the problems with social media, and I have found all of your posts very thought-provoking. I’m starting finally to see a pattern in what I know that intersects with what I write.
Day job: I have been taking it easy this week, since there is a lot of stress from physical ailments in the family, as well as the 90-minute call last night. It wasn’t a great childhood, so it took a while to get over recounting it to a stranger.
For easy reference, these are my goals:
Health: Lose ½ pound to 1 pound a week
Exercise 45 minutes a day 5 days a week
Stop purchasing and eating empty calorie foods.
Devote one weekend evening to time with my husband.
Continue to contact my closest friends at least once a week; unless that is unworkable for them, and adjust accordingly.
½ hour a day, 7 days a week, on the dissertation.
½ hour a day, 7 days a week, on creative writing.
2 hours a week writing a book review until I am caught up. I have read 10 novels or novellas by RoW80 participants and will write those first; I have 6 written by other authors which will come next; I have 6 more by RoW80 participants that I need to read that will be next.
Work 40 hours a week.