Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I'm seeing lots of yellow!

Yeah, right, don't I wish. This picture was actually taken on April 20 of last year. Right now there is still a foot of snow in this spot in my yard. And the forecast is for up to ten inches of the white stuff over the next 48 hours. Arrgh! Will Spring never come to the Northwoods!

Luckily, there is some yellow in my life. My to-do list is looking more and more doable. 

Throughout April -  Continue asking for donated supplies to take to Kenya
I talked to one of my local pharmacists on Friday and she is going to work on getting me another glucometer and test strips.
By April 1             – Finish Chapter 30 on my novel done April 5
By April 2             - Contact my local radio station about doing a spot for my book and the Women on the Wings of Faith talk I am giving the end of the month done April 3. Since I hadn’t heard back yet, I called the radio station on April 10 and set up the interview for April 22. Great. More stress.
By April 5             – Get typhoid meds, malaria meds, and antibiotics for the trip done April 3, mine at least. April 9, called in my daughter’s pills. She was going to pick them up on April 10, but I haven’t heard how much they cost her.
By April 5             – Call airlines to give them our passport information done April 3
April 6                   - Attend Book Festival in St. Peter, Minnesota done April 6
By April 10           - Purchase Travel Insurance done April 10
By April 11           – Email two people questions asking about adoption for my book
By April 12           – Revise WSMA gmail accounts I have 31 of these to do and have been doing a few a night.
By April 13           - Finish Doni’s Form Builder questions for WSMA
By April 14           – Have final power point for my talk on my book at WOWOF on April 24
By April 14           - Have cleaned out the spare bedroom so Val can move her stuff home
By April 15           - Finish Chapter 31 on my novel
April 18 – 20        - Attend the WSMA convention in Neenah
April 22, 9:30 am – Live on the air interview on my local radio station, to promote my trip, my book, and my speaking engagment on the 24th. 
April 24, 6:30 pm - WOWOF presentation
By April 30           - Have worked up to running a full mile to see if I can do it
By May 1              - Have moved Val’s stuff home (since she is going to be gone for 3 months, she is pretty sure she is not going to keep her apartment)
May 5 – 19          - Gone to Africa
By May 26           - Have gotten the garden ready to plant
By May 31           - Have run 3 miles to know if I will run in 5K on June 8
By June 1             - Have planted the garden
June 8                   - Run that 5K, if I am going to I don’t have to worry about this anymore as my friend in Minnesota has got tickets to a Christian concert this weekend, but I think I will keep running, and maybe run in the 5K over the Fourth of July.
June 8                   - Go to that Christian concert with my friend in Minnesota
By June 10           - Have made plans for our vacation in September (Wow, that sounds like a long ways away)


  1. You have a lot of interesting project going on. This is the first time I've visited your blog and I'm intrigued by the combination of medical work (you’re going to Africa!), book promotion, general life and exercise. I think you should definitely keep up with the 5k mission. When I was at college 3.2km was my goal (one lap of the park), and I've just started training for my first half marathon, so you never know where it might take you.

    1. Unfortunately, as you have guessed, our weather has been horrid and I haven't been able to run outside very much. And I just can't run in the house; I get too bored. But I will keep working on working my way up to the 5K.

  2. WOW! That's a lot of yellow for sure! You deserve a pat on the back for all of that. Did you reward yourself in some way for all the hard work?

    1. Hmm? I never thought of rewarding myself. I don't have time for that!