Um, I really had a good excuse for not checking in yesterday. Really! My oldest son started his first college (university if you are outside the US) classes on Monday; since he had yesterday off, he needed to catch up on all his homework, on the only computer in the house.
Not even for my sanity would I have stood in his way–the child who despised school, never did his homework, and left ten minutes after he turned 18? No way. I sat nearby, encouraged, cheered, and proofread two papers (punctuation and grammar only).
So, how did I do?
Writing: I scribbled a bit–I started a blog post on how words hurt, which was founded on this blog post by Tia Bach. I filled out a character questionnaire for one of my characters who just isn’t talking to me right now. I hope to figure out why she’s giving me the silent treatment soon. I wrote an outline of one scene in one work, and a scene in another work. I will have a chance to refine them when I type them in.
As for the website/blogs transition, I had a comment asking why I didn’t put this blog on my website. Excellent question, and one I need to think through. Some ROWers have some horror stories about moving blogs; not being the handy type (I still use fountain pens, for Pete’s sake!), I’m terrified of mucking things up.
Community: I have a few more folks to visit, but I have been more active on FB and Twitter than in a long time. I just caught up on replies to comments this evening, yay!
Exercise: Whew, 5,000 steps is more than I had thought. I am slowly working toward 5,000 a day, but the ultimate goal is to get to 10,000. I may have to walk the three miles from home to work to get that much in! However, I am standing a lot more at work; I pace when I am on the phone, and stand when I work on the computer.
Personal: I’ve made good progress toward this goal as well. I’m not as present as I would like to be, but the trend is positive. I meant to call my daughters yesterday, but my phone was mistakenly taken off our account. It’s almost funny, in a way. My youngest son upgraded his phone, but the carrier turned off my phone and gave my phone number to him. He was a bit freaked out when all my phone calls and text messages started showing up on his phone. Now that I have my phone back, I’ll be talking to the daughters this weekend.
So, not perfect by a long shot, but a good measure of where I have to work harder. I’m finding my stride, and am happy to be back.