Exercise: Nope. Wheezing after walking the dogs around the block will really put a crimp on doing any further exercise. But I’ll get back to it when I get better.
Family: My youngest son came home for Veterans’ Day, which was nice, even though I had a cold, and he seems to have an even worse cold than I do, poor thing. I’ve been in touch with my parents and my brother, so keeping up with that part of the family is going well.
Friends: I’ve been keeping in touch a little better with my friends, so that’s coming along.
Writing: Most of the writing goals are being met. I continued to work on the article about the Latin Fathers. Although it isn’t the most exciting stuff in the world, I have some good points to make, even if they aren’t earth-shattering.
I did a lot of work on the blog posts and schedule. I wrote a very short post on Veterans’ Day here, and one on the closing of Ellis Island here. I have drafts of about six more posts, so I’m feeling pretty good about that.
I also had a revelation about the book reviews. My e-reader is the Kindle app on my Ipod Touch. While that works for reading something at the doctor’s office or at lunch, it is inadequate for the kind of reviews I want to write. I could read the entire book again, and take notes, but I have to admit that even just reading an entire book on a 2.5 x 3.5 screen is difficult. So, I am taking the plunge and buying a real Kindle with my next paycheck. I feel sure that will allow me to do the reviews the way the books deserve. My apologies for not understanding this problem earlier. D’oh.
Except for the blog posts, I haven’t been able to do anything creative. My muse has been as sick as I have, I think. I will get back on that horse soon, though.
I’ve also fallen behind on commenting on blogs beyond the sponsorship duties, and haven’t cheered on the NaNoers as I had planned. I’m climbing back on that horse, too.
Day Job: I have continued to put the day job in its place, even taking sick leave when I was sick (Imagine that!)
All in all, a good few days. I’m hoping to do better the rest of this week. Please go encourage the rest of the ROWers here.