This week, I’m concentrating on the half-full glass.
I’ve struggled with several issues this week. First, the cool, rainy weather is sheer torture on my assorted broken bones, making me grouchy and lazy.
Second, work this past week was like those nights with a newborn (those of you without kids, think puppy)–it feels like only seconds since Morpheus wrapped his downy arms about you when the baby cries, or the puppy howls, and you wake with pillowcase wrinkles on your cheek and red eyes worthy of an Undead.
I’m already not sleeping well, so the scattering of my tightly-held concentration felt like, well, the Universe piling on, to be honest.
I wrestle with the whole open door policy thing, Once someone has come to the opening in one’s cubicle to ask if it’s a good time, the words are spinning down the virtual drain already. I like to stay on top of things, and like to think I’m a good manager, but I have to admit that I sometimes wish my Fortress of Solitude was handy. Not that I’m anything like Superman, mind you, but sometimes I need to be alone to tease words onto the page, figure out statistics, write annual reports and other fun pursuits.
One hour three times. Well, yes, huzzah and all that. It was more editing than writing, as I was filling in holes in an article I need to keep on my radar, but I’ll take it.
Visit my assigned blogs twice a week– I am slightly behind, but have time carved out tomorrow for catching up.
Reply to all comments–No, but have time tomorrow dedicated to getting up to date.
One non-blog related posts on Facebook or Twitter–This goal keeps falling off the radar, so I’m cutting it out. I’ll try again next Round.
One hour three times a week at home going through paper detritus of modern life. I spent 7 hours this week taming the paper monster. I feel lightened beyond belief.
One hour three times a week going through electronic files–rename, delete, archive. I exceeded this goal this week as well, by spending 6 hours on electronic files. My hard drive just glistens!
Walk. Seriously. 30 minutes a day. I continued to manage three days a week despite my shoulder and the right foot acting up.
Follow-up on all the health issues. I’m just waiting right now, sigh.
Family day, no working and time with family, one day per week. Yes, I spent all of Saturday with my family.
Update Goodreads at least every other week. This goal keeps falling off my radar. I’m shelving it until next Round.
List and report on what I’m reading, even the dry, academic stuff. I promised a list last Wednesday, so here it is a few days late:
Red Mojo Mama, Kathy Lynn Hall
In Her Shadow, August McLaughlin
Time’s Echo, Pamela Hartshorne
Out of the Ashes, Lori Dillon
The Silent Touch of Shadows, Christina Courtenay
Fire of the Dragon, Lori Dillon
Not Quite Dating, Catherine Bybee
Not Quite Mine, Catherine Bybee
With the exception of August’s book, the reading has been light, but I needed that. The next list will be academic, probably, with some fiction leavening it if I’m lucky.
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