My husband sent me this picture, knowing that I would love the confluence of books and trees. I dream of a writer’s cabin in the mountains that would have this feel.
First I must give my mea culpa, since I disappeared off the face of the earth for two weeks. I am behind on my sponsor visits, but plan to make them up in the next 24 hours.
Several days on either side of last weekend were spent at a library conference in Seattle. Flying across the top quarter of the country in January is tailor-made for flight delays, insomnia, and general ill-will on my part. Having conference meetings on Saturday and Sunday for which I cannot take compensatory time off makes me grumpy. I did get to see my niece who moved to Seattle a year ago, which exorcised some of the grumpiness.
- Spend at least four hours a week on an article, in whatever configuration works for me. Although I usually write before work, I find that frustrating when I want to spend more time than I have between my comatose and rush-out-the-door states. Only partial success In addition to whatever form of jet lag I had, several work-related things came due this past week. Sigh. On a happy note, I did write the first draft of a guest post that is due the end of the month. Yay to an organized me. *throws confetti*
- As a sponsor, I will visit blogs twice a week. No success here, but I have time blocked out to catch up.
- I will reply to all comments on my blogs. Still more to do, but time is blocked out for this task as well.
- I will spend no more than 5 hours a week on social media. This one was easy, since I was grousing all week, and would have been horrible company.
- I will walk for twenty minutes an evening. Success for the most part. I walked miles on end in Seattle, and in intervening airports, so I took one evening off upon my return.
- I will continue to use the stairs. Done.
- I will look into the gym at work. The thought doesn’t appeal, but it is handy and cheap. Still in the planning stages. I barely managed to eat lunch at work this past week. Sigh.
- I will set aside a half-hour every evening to read. I got nothing read in Seattle, but finished Alison Goodman’s Eona, and created a list of books by people I know through WANA and ROW for the next few weeks of reading.
- I will spend at least one hour a week contacting a friend by whatever means work best. Only partial success on this front. I’ve had some contact with some friends, but nothing in depth.
- I will have a “date night” with my husband at least twice a month. Partial success; we certainly spent several hours in airports and airplanes together!
- I will spend at least one hour a week with at least one of my kids. Done.
Please go encourage someone on the Round; all their links are here.