It has been an embarrassingly long time since I have checked-in. April was a tough month for me. It began with a mysterious sickness that lasted over three weeks, and ended with a trip to see my parents that was dispiriting and extremely uncomfortable.
So far in May, I’ve been trying to prepare for shoulder replacement surgery, getting ahead of the day job so that things would go well during my 2-3 weeks out. Then I found out last Thursday that my surgery on the 21st has to be rescheduled. While I am bitterly disappointed, I should be able to get things back under control since I am ahead of the game in the day job.
So how have I been doing on my goals? I’m fine on some, and far behind on others. I’m concentrating on the half-full glass.
Write one hour three times this past week. No, but I’m going to strive to meet this goal.
Visit my assigned blogs twice a week. I missed a week or so, but I am making it up the next two weeks.
Reply to all comments. No, but I have scheduled times to bring me back on track. I plan to catch up on my sponsor posts and guest post comments as well.
I did not reach the goal of non-blog related posts on Facebook or Twitter. I plan to schedule these posts as well.
One hour three times a week at home going through paper detritus of modern life. Done!
One hour three times a week going through electronic files–rename, delete, archive. Done! Luckily, both these tasks can be accomplished with less than full brainpower.
I also pulled, cleaned and put away all my winter clothing. I am in the process of cleaning and putting away my summer clothing, although the weather is quite volatile here lately, and I regret putting some of my winter clothes away.
Walk. Seriously. 30 minutes a day. My best lately has been three days a week. My shoulder is a bother when walking, so I’ve taken it easy.
Follow-up on all the health issues. I have followed up on several health issues. There is only the surgery and one other problem to address.
Family day, no working and time with family, one day per week. Yes. Except when I was out of town on business, I spent every Saturday with my family.
Update Goodreads at least every other week. Nope. I need to put this back on my radar.
List and report on what I’m reading, even the dry, academic stuff. I haven’t been reading much academic stuff lately, I’ve been up lots of nights, and read non-stop through many of them.
For Wednesday’s check-in, I’ll list what I’ve read this past month or so. In the meantime, please go encourage some of our participants here.