- Write 20,000 words
- Get haircut
- Get oil change
- celebrate stepdad’s birthday
- sew lanyards and doggie placemats
- Set up preorder for Boom Town book
- try for a BookBub ad
- day with Mom
- work in yard
Well, this was an interesting break. I didn't write nearly what I wanted. I haven't finished a book all year. But I started a new endeavor this week with crafting, so we'll see what comes of that. I did declutter the house a LOT, so I'm pretty proud of that. I only missed 1 room and the garage, and I need my husband's help with both of those.
So two and a half weeks of summer vacation left and I am frantic to get projects done. My goal was to spend a week in each room, deep cleaning and decluttering. I have done the living area, the bedroom, the guest room and the sewing room and one bathroom. Still have another bathroom, half the kitchen, another bedroom and the garage. MAY get to the bathroom and the rest of the kitchen. We won't even talk about needing to write about 50,000 more words and finishing a cross stitch project.
I have just sat down to the computer today. We have been working in the front yard cleaning up the landscaping (a TON of trash trees are trying to grow in there, so I'm taking a section at a time, laying down landscaping fabric and mulch that we're buying a few bags at a time.) Also sewing a ton today, too, since I didn't touch my new sewing machine at ALL last week. So not lazy, but scattered.
The 20,000 words last week? Didn't happen. Will do better this week. Also missed 3 days at the gym, and today, but working in the yard and walking the dog should make up for some of that!
Oh, it has been a long time since I blogged with any regularity. But my buddy Trish Milburn read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and started a project called #upbeatauthors, to spread positivity across the Internet. Each week we’ll be having a different theme for the week, so follow the #upbeatauthors for feel-good conversations.
The theme this week is “simple pleasures,” and wow, that was a hard one for me. I mean, I have a TON—walking my dog, sitting on my patio to write, going out to breakfast. I condensed it down to a category—TIME.
My simple pleasures are time to watch the sunrise as it brightens my house in the morning, time to take a stroll through my neighborhood, time to drink my coffee with lots of creamer, time to explore the machines at the gym instead of rushing through my workout. Time to make a good dinner without rushing. Listening to the Moana soundtrack on repeat.
What is your simple pleasure when you have time?
I was talking to Trish Milburn the other day and I realized I have not finished a book NOR a cross stitch project all year. I have been sewing, but not a ton, and the last school year was challenging, but I've been on vacation a month and a half. I've decided it's time to start setting goals again, especially since on top of writing and teaching, I'm also taking out a craft booth at the local craft store. OMG. So this should help me keep on track.