write-in, and I doubled my word count from the day before. I’m now at 13151 words and I am ready to go to sleep now. 3 weeks ago
and I am not doing a great job with keeping up the word count. I’m at just over 4500 on Day Nine. I hope to get to 8K by the end of the day, which seems impossible but I will do what I can. 3 weeks ago
had its moments; not quite as productive as I would have liked but it was fun while it lasted!
1. Wrote NaNo for 1.25 hours.
2. Gathered things for jam.
3. Made bread.
4. Made cookies.
5. Ripped 2 shelves of CDs.
6. Had TWO naps!
7. Tidied up the living room a little bit.
8. Folded all the laundry.
9. Swatched and started a hat.
10. Had SCB over for AfterMidnightMovies (we watched Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl and TNT Jackson).
11. Net Zero Dishes.
12. Finished Bill & Ted’s Excellent Comics Vol. 2. 3 weeks ago
was a slow starter but I did a few things:
1. Meditation session.
2. Finished Wolverine & The X-Men Volume 3.
3. Weights session.
4. Cereal Podcast edited & sent for show notes.
5. Entered my new books & movies in database.
6. Started editing the SNES Podcast.
7. Net Zero Dishes.
Not a lot but not nothing. Today’s list will hopefully be longer.
(Now to refill my cup of coffee and get back to writing.) 3 weeks ago
in beer-making, according to my brewing partner, is a self-priming siphon. Last week we transferred the developing beer from the primary fermenter to the carboy, a process that apparently took her over six hours the first time. It took us forty-five minutes with the self-priming siphon, so yes: that should be a thing people purchase.
We are going to be transferring the beer into bottles on Monday; I should have put this up last week and am only doing so now because I am procrastinating writing on my NaNo project. One more goal entry and then I’m getting back on that horse. 3 weeks ago
but as an adult I’m glad the school division added it. Today through Monday I have no work obligations, just time off for the following:
1. Getting caught up on NaNoWriMo (I only started writing yesterday).
2. Adding the cardio to my exercise.
3. Doing a full week’s worth of meditation.
4. Finishing Boardwalk Empire (to get ready for Date…Five. Wow.)
5. Read. Not just comics.
6. Make jam and knit hats.
7. Put away all this laundry and clutter in the living room.
That’s it. I could write more but that’s all I need to really do. Everything else can be gravy. Let’s hop to it, sir. 3 weeks ago
but it’s “prettier,” so I’m going to take this as a win. Now if I can only find a spot for my decorative platter. I’m sure I’ll figure out something. 3 weeks ago
and the advice; I appreciate it!
I have heard of Dave Ramsay before, and I may check him out after I have my appointment. (I admit, I am always a little skeptical of people with shows on Christian radio, but if he’s financially reasonable then that might not be a bad bit of research.) 3 weeks ago
but I came to a realization about thirty seconds ago: I’ve been putting off booking a financial counseling appointment with my employee assistance program because I have been waiting until things get a little bit more under control. But the whole point is that I can’t get things under control myself. That’s why I need the counselor.
If I had waited to make my first appointment with my therapist until I’d gotten my emotions under control, I might have actually tried to kill myself, or gotten fired from work, or any number of things. So I’m applying this logic to my financial situation. Making the financial counselling appointment is easy, and I need an easy financial goal after either failing or postponing the last two. I need a win here. 4 weeks ago
so this is a failure. Dammit. I was going to be so responsible. 4 weeks ago
to track my workouts has basically been non-functional for the past two weeks, I’ve been tracking my workouts on sticky notes. And I did my five weeks plus, somehow. I honestly don’t know how I managed to do that. So this fitness goal is done and now I have to add another one! 4 weeks ago
for this goal. Like the fact that hackers did two separate DDoS attacks on the ExtraLife website on Saturday, shutting it down for over six hours, and making it impossible for people to donate. (As an aside: what pieces of human garbage shut down a website that is raising money for sick children? Honestly.)
But when I got to work on Monday, I checked my donor page to see how much money I’d raised, as lots of staff members were asking me how things had gone on the weekend, and I was at $990. TEN DOLLARS SHORT.
So I donated ten dollars to myself. Because it’s allowed. So yes, I raised exactly $1000 for ExtraLife, which honestly I didn’t think I was going to be able to do. Feels pretty good. 4 weeks ago
and I feel like I am in the minority. Good to know that I am not alone in this! 4 weeks ago
and there’s 46 hours and change to go. I might actually do this, you guys. This makes me so happy I don’t know if I can really express it. 4 weeks ago
if I don’t get my income tax refund in the next two days like the woman at Revenue Canada said I would. And by “REALLY hard,” I mean “impossible.”
Dammit. 1 month ago
looks good, but now I have to figure out where the stuff that was ON them should go. Probably could do it in the next day or two, though. Progress? 1 month ago
feelings and baggage and things has never felt so enjoyable as it did last night: it’s good to know I’m not the only flawed one. 1 month ago
of speaking. I wasn’t feeling terribly well yesterday so I did another “hangover until Monday” move. Which means that, technically, I’m one day into Week Six (if there was such a thing).
The old me would have told me to start over from scratch, that one extra day meant that all the work I had done over the last five weeks meant nothing. The new me says that one day doesn’t mean that I have to wipe the slate, but that I should have to “pay a penalty.” (It’s progress, folks.)
So twice (not three times) in the next week, I am going to do two dumbbell exercises. They’re not going to stick to the same rotation of three; instead, it’s more like a Greatest Hits. I’m going to do my “favourites” from these three workouts, plus a couple of exercises that I’ve never done or haven’t done in a while. Then, and only then, will this goal be finished. 1 month ago
mark, and I’m feeling modestly confident! (It is a feeling that I am not used to and I feel off-kilter and nervous.) 1 month ago
for dinner, and though it might have been a little bit too rich for my calorie intake, it took about 20 minutes, which is only 10 minutes longer than KD, and ultimately far more delicious. 1 month ago
all the stuff down from above the cupboards. There was pasta up there. PASTA. There’s already a spot for pasta, it’s called THE PASTA CONTAINER. So that’s in the right spot. And now I have my jars up there, and that’s it. I have to figure out what I want to put up there, it’s harder to do. But at least it’s not a complete disaster. No, the disaster is now on the dining room table. But that’s progress, of a kind. 1 month ago
my Monday cheat (which I like to think of less as a “cheat” and more like “forgiveness”). And today I started on Week Five. It means that somehow I need to do my session on Friday (when I have plans with a friend) and on Sunday (when I have a gig and the third date). This is not going to be easy, but I think that’s the point: it’s not always going to be easy, and you have to do it anyhow. 1 month ago
to match all donations that I got before midnight, to a maximum of $100. It was for her birthday. So last night I made another $200. That brings me to $475 with over a week to go. Which sounds like a lot but considering I raised the first $475 in about 3 days, I’m feeling that although I may not get to $1000, I’ll be doing okay by November 2. 1 month ago