Sunday, January 18, 2015

And what picture will I find next time?

I’m not feeling as though it was a productive week. I dropped out of my Tuesday morning Bible Study and I skipped out on my Wednesday night women’s group. With all of that absenteeism, I should have gotten a lot done on my goals. Or maybe I cancelled those dates because I just needed the week off.

I did spend most of Friday afternoon at my daughter’s working on the nonprofit. I’ve also made a few connections there as well as finally mailing out our January newsletter. I need to remember to include the nonprofit in my goals for next week, huh?  

·         Finish writing “The Early Ministry of Jesus in 40 Days” – I’ve got eleven days written and notes on two more entries.
·         Edit 20 chapters of “Tale of an American Woman” – I’m still at ten chapters.  
·         Submit three items for publication – Haven’t submitted anything.   

I’m afraid that submission goal is going to hang over my head like a big zit. Argh. I need to get after it.

As far as my goals for last week:
·         Continue to blog daily to my other blog, The Dino Chronicles, to fulfill the Ultimate Blog Challenge.  Blogged every day last week.  
·         Read five other blogs, commenting on three of them. I read at least five blogs, and commented on at least three.  
·         Read 35 pages of “Kisses From Katie”.  I think I read close to thirty pages.
·         Start a short story for submission. Still haven’t started anything, but have a list of five possibilities.  
·         Write five entries in “The Early Ministry of Jesus”.  I believe I wrote two of them and I know I wrote notes for two more. What I do is study the next entry , research it, type up notes on it, then sleep on it. The next time I pull it out, I hopefully feel inspired to write that day’s devotion off of those notes. It seems to be working all right for me. I have skipped ahead a couple days, though, so will have to back-track at some point.
·         Edit four chapters in “Tale of an American Woman”. I edited ten chapters last Sunday and that is where I stand. 
·         Run on the treadmill three times this week. I only ran on the treadmill twice this week. I will cut myself some slack; I need to work up to this one.

So how is next week shaping up? I don’t have to work late Monday night, like I usually do, so that should give me some extra time in the week, as well as not having to get up so early on Tuesday. I am going to go to our women’s group on Wednesday night and may run to my daughter’s again on Friday. Other than that, my week is pretty free. The hubby works second shift too, so I am usually more productive when he’s not around.

Goals for next week:
Continue to blog daily to my other blog, The Dino Chronicles, to fulfill the Ultimate Blog Challenge. 
Read five other blogs, commenting on three of them.
Finish reading “Kisses From Katie” (because it is ridiculous that I haven’t finished it yet!)
Write a short piece for submission (because it is ridiculous that I can’t just write something)
Write three entries in “The Early Ministry of Jesus” (because I need to cut myself some slack somewhere)
Edit four chapters in “Tale of an American Woman”  
Run on the treadmill three times this week 
·  Finish writing the business plan for our nonprofit organization 

You most certainly are wondering what this has to do with anything. The answer is nothing. It has nothing to do with this blog, but because I always like to include a picture and didn't want to spend a lot of time trying to find one, I grabbed the first picture in the first file I randomly opened. We got him as a wedding present from a friend who was stationed in Italy at the time. Isn't he the cutest thing? 


  1. The Ultimate Blog Challenge seems like a huge commitment. I think I will totally jump in next quarter and try my hand at it. Good luck on reaching your goals for the next week. From a ROW80 blog hopping friend.

    1. I did the Ultimate Blog Challenge two years ago and went into it with a game plan in mind, so it wasn't too bad. This year I am winging it, which does get stressful. It's like having a daily deadline. Yikes! But it is something every blogger should try at some point to get that motivation rolling.

  2. You could have fooled me; it looks like you had a very good week. And, if you need time away from stuff, take it. Sometimes you gain a lot of perspective by doing that.

    Is that a Royal Doulton "toby jug"? (I think that's what they're called.)

    1. Good guess, John, I wish I knew what this guy was. He is hollow and his base is open to his inside. I imagine he is made of clay or something like that. The artist signed his name in the clay, but I can't make it out. He is just so cool. Next time I plan to post a picture of his sweet wife!