Once again, last week was a mixed bag, some wins, some loses, some super exciting news and somethings that stink. So, it is what it is.
Here is how it panned out. Goals fully achieved are highlighted in green, those attempted are highlighted in yellow, and those not even looked at are in red letters.
1. Type 5,000 words of “No Body Found”. I think I mentioned before that I have most of the story printed out from an ancient computer, so need to get it in my laptop. Well, I don’t even remember where I put the old copy of it, and then I decided that the novel I just finished writing has sat for long enough, so I worked on that instead and . . .
2. BONUS: Start chapter by chapter summary of “The Truth Beyond the River.” As eluded to in #1, I was called to get this going instead.
3. Write three posts to the “Dino Chronicles”. Yes. And a bonus mid-week post on this blog.
1. Read four other blogs and comment on two of them. Read five blogs and commented on four.
2. Continue researching literary agents to contact. Yes. Found another one who might be good.
3. Promote “Where the Sky Meets the Sand”. With all my good intentions, none of this really got done, except for Mail Chimp, which was still a bust.
a. Share an excerpt of the book on Social Media. No.
b. Put a quote of the book on one of my pictures from Kenya and share that on Social Media. Put a quote on a picture but never shared it.
c. Email that excerpt and quote to my email list. No.
d. Research Mail Chimp. Well, I signed up for it, but I do not anticipate ever using it. Way too complicated for me. I don’t have time for that. Maybe, I don’t know, maybe – no, I don’t foresee ever having time for that.
4. BONUS: If you read my bonus post on Wednesday, you already know that an article I submitted nearly four years ago has been accepted and we are just waiting to see if the pictures I sent to go with the article will work.
1. Read the daily assignment in “Today’s Light” Study Bible. Up to date.
2. Daily read “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee”. Yes.
3. Read the daily devotion in “Jesus Calling”. Up to date.
a. Exercise four mornings a week. Exercised four mornings.
b. Work out three evenings a week. Worked out two evenings.
c. Do the two-minute drill at work at least twice a day all four days I am at work, or eight times total. Did it six times.
d. Cut back on sweets and increase water intake. Oh, I was good some days and horrible others.
2. Home fires
a. Pick out two dozen old pictures to scan. Snap a picture of them if I get a sunny day. Went a little nuts and organized about a quarter of the pictures. And took pictures of about 24 of them.
b. Take down the Christmas tree. Undecorated it on Sunday and the hubby took it down Thursday.
3. Tumaini Volunteers
a. Work on the Procedure Manual. Nope.
b. Write a tentative itinerary for Medical Outreach in the Fall. Friday, I met two woman who are interested in a trip, probably spring of 2019, but talking to them at least motivated me to work on the trip for the fall. So, yes, I finally made up an itinerary.
c. Post two items for sale on Etsy. Nope. My daughter has all the stuff, so I told her she needs to take pictures of some of it for me to post.
Last week sure was a mess – good and bad. Let’s see if I can get down to an even keel this coming week and just plain have all green.
1. Finish the chapter by chapter summary of “The Truth Beyond the River”.
2. Start the other stuff I need for submitting “The Truth”, such as marketing plan and I can’t remember what else.
2. Write three posts to the “Dino Chronicles”.
1. Read four other blogs and comment on two of them.
2. Continue researching literary agents to contact.
3. Promote “Where the Sky Meets the Sand” in one totally painless way so that I can stop feeling like such a loser about it.
1. Read the daily assignment in “Today’s Light” Study Bible.
2. Daily read “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee”.
3. Read the daily devotion in “Jesus Calling”.
a. Exercise four mornings a week.
b. Work out three evenings a week.
c. Do the two-minute drill at work eight times total.
d. Cut back on sweets.
e. Increase water intake.
2. Home fires
a. Snap pictures of two dozen old photos.
3. Tumaini Volunteers
a. Prepare the tax-deductible letters to send last year’s donors.
b. Send the tentative itinerary for Medical Outreach in the Fall to the three people who have expressed interest.
c. Message the director of the volunteer organization we work with in Kenya about this possible trip.
d. Post two items for sale on Etsy.
That looks like a mighty long list. Wish me luck. And best wishes on your own goals.
The scrub top I sewed the week before last and finally wore this past week.
It was cut from a six foot square tapestry, hence the unique design. I love it!
The mess of old photos.
The beginnings of organization of said pictures.