So, what were you up to, last weekend? The kids and I traveled to the Finger Lakes Region, and through time, and spent a lovely afternoon at the Sterling Renaissance Festival. We’d been once before, a few years back, but they’re older now, old enough even to go off by themselves some – even to the maze that terrified Lise the last time we attempted it.
So, while I made excellent progress on several goals; things got a little backed up on Saturday, which was a long and strenuous day, and I didn’t get either of my Sunday posts done yesterday. I’m catching up, but there’s further to go before I return to an even keel.
Sometimes life is like that.
The pictures are a bit of time-traveling, too. I do have new pictures – on my camera…these are from our first visit, in 2010.
I have lots of ideas churning, still – and still not quite ready to be born. There will be things written, but not in this post.
Here’s what I’ve been up to, besides time- traveling, that is…=)
August Focal Areas:
Chameleon’s Dish Revision
Social Media/Blog Design
Build positive blogging habits – post regularly, build queues, answer comments, and share diversely.
Maintain regular posting schedule; queue one post for each regular feature. Target attained for posting; nothing queued as yet.
Continue interacting through comments; expand and diversify my willingness to comment. Target attained!
Complete rough drafts of
To Be or Not to Be, The Stars Are Fire, and Perchance to Dream.
Write at least 750 words on Perchance to Dream daily through August, or until the draft is completed. Target attained for this session!
August 13: 791 words.
August 14: 913 words.
August 15: 937 words.
August 16: 850 words.
Complete first revision pass for Chameleon’s Dish.
Revise all plot points by September 1. On target.
Still on plot point 2/10; Scene 10/60.
This is a resolution scene; I’m taking my time with it, and it’s much improved with one pass left to make.
Continue physical and virtual hometending plans – resetting rooms, cleaning files, and inhabiting my study.
Continue the family room reset. On target.
More porch decluttering.
Clean out email files. On target.
Got rid of another sheaf of messages.
Continue reclaiming my study. On target.
Much more decluttering, a little beautifying.
Develop new habits that support organization and productivity.
Experiment Daily Writing Frames for the rest of the year. On target; goal changed.
I’m adapting my daily flow to accommodate my current goals and life rhythm.
Use Daily Hometending Frames; adapt to suit shifting goals and circumstances as needed. On target; goal changed.
I’m liking the plan as it stands, for the moment. I’m making big progress in small sprints; and that’s making a difference in several areas of the house.
Set aside several sessions weekly for Adminstrative Frames, shifting according to goals and circumstances. On target; attention given intermittently, but weekly.
Going well enough. Right now, I have a LOT of administration; so I’m digging through it.
Complete all required homeschooling documentation, testing, and reporting. Tis the season for major homeschool administration, so here it is.
Complete Jeremiah’s PASS test and submit results when received.On target.
Reading section complete.
Stretch and find new ways to blend the facets of my life with intention and awareness.
Make plans to meet with at least 1 person on my get-together list; get in touch with at least 2 more to express my wish to reconnect. Target attained!
Reconnected with my friend Jen Tilottson. I hadn’t seen her since my wedding almost 17 years ago! =D
I’ve got messages and tentative plans with others, as well.
Seek out playful new ways to move and challenge my body.
Plan a monthly family excursion that involves physical activity. Target attained!
The kids and I attended Sterling Renaissance Festival. The festival is permanent, and built on a steep hill. Lots of walking up and down translates to lots of physical activity.
Nutrition goals for July:
Consume minimum five veggie/fruit salads and/or fruit smoothies each week. Not quite.
- 4/5; 2 of each.
Consume Greek yogurt and nuts minimum twice weekly. Target exceeded!
3-4 Greek yogurts; lots of almonds; pumpkin seeds.
ROW80 Sponsor duties:
Visit my “2”s every session. On target.