Ever have that feeling the roof is coming down on you?
Well, it wasn’t so much the roof as the ceiling. Or, more accurately, a single panel of the ridiculously ugly drop ceiling in our bedroom, which we’ve been meaning to get rid of for the nearly 13 years we’ve lived here.
It rained. The roof leaked, the panel slipped, landing right on my night table, where I usually set that first cup of coffee I enjoy in bed each morning. Thanks to my middle-aged bladder, and my Accomplice’s dentist appointment (he usually brings me coffee as soon as I’m awake, because he rocks like that), neither I nor my coffee were there.
Still, it was a mess…and my Accomplice decided that yesterday was finally the day to ditch the drop ceiling.
So he removed, and sealed leaks, and added insulation -and now we have a higher, but unfinished, ceiling. The thing is, we’re not quite sure what to do next, so, for a bit, we’ll be looking at insulation above our heads..
It’s been a rather chaotic session, though, with the unplanned, half-day project. But a positive one – a long-postponed project moved forward, and not having access to the bedroom meant that I spent some quality time in my study, where I finally had my delayed first cuppa…I may make a habit of that, at least a few times a week. It was pleasant, and productive.
How about you? Has chaos or order prevailed, in your world?
I include only those goals I addressed during the session. I’ll assess my progress on all October goals at the end of the month, and my progress toward my 2014 goals at the end of the round.
Short Story Revisions for Submission
Queue all November posts for Coffee and Conversation and WIPpet Wednesday features by October 31. On target.
C and C posts are in development through December! =D
WIPpet posts are in development through December 15! =D
Additionally, I have decided to use the SoCS prompts for November, and write NaNo excerpts for them. That will up my word count and help make my SoCS posts at the same time. Hooray for efficiency!
Blog all 31 OctPoWriMo poems. On target.
21/31 posted. Into that final stretch! =D
Share each feature post to 3 diverse places. On target.
2/3 places for Sunday and Monday posts. Will share each at least once more apiece.
Maintain blogging schedule; find a comment rhythm that supports a 2-3 day turnaround. On target.
All posts current.
I’m maintaining about a two-day comment turnaround, at the moment. There will be catching up Wed-Friday.
Finish plotting The Earth Doth Move (for NaNoWriMo 2014) by October 31. On target.
- 29/60 scenes ready to go in Scrivener. Almost halfway! =D
Complete OctPoWriMo Challenge; write 31 poems in October. On target.
21/31 poems completed.
Complete Deep Revision process for three short stories. On target.
Not sure I’ll get all three finished. “A Splash of Red” is taking shape.
Take time at least once a week to simply be in the space, as it is. Target attained!
I spent time writing, revising, and just being, daily.
File or delete Inbox email backlog; maintain at a manageable level. Target attained!
I do a little every time I check my email; larger sorting/deleting 2-3 times weekly for a complete purge.
Continue using calendar app to manage my time. Target attained!
Plotted out Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday blog features into December, with notes.
Read Smart Change. On target.
Return to exploring the slips inside – in a playful, FUN way! On target.
I pulled a slip! I pulled a slip! Update to follow….
At least one workout at the Y each week. On target.
A truncated workout, as I’m still feeling tired from the tooth issue and not much sleep.
Recumbent bike: 8 miles in 30 minutes, using an interval program. On target.
A slower pedal: 6.79 miles in 30 minutes.
Maintain existing nutrition goals (smoothies/salads and yogurt/nuts). On target.
1/5 salads/smoothies – Fuji Apple Chicken Salad; 1 /2 nuts – pumpkin seeds.
Eat fresh vegetables other than salads (raw or cooked), and/or fresh fruits at least 3 times each week. On target.
1/3 – apple.
Eat whole grains, in any form, at least 3 times each week. On target.
2/3 – corn tacos, whole wheat roll.
Eat broth or vegetable-based soup at least once each week. Target attained!
Butternut Squash/Pumpkin Soup.
ROW80 Sponsor duties:
Visit my “team” twice weekly. Target attained! Visit other ROWers as time and energy permit. Target attained!
My first OctPoWriMo poem, “Dream-Chrysalis”. Filmed by Annalise S.Burton, who says that the darkness suits the poem. I think i agree. =)