Hey there! I missed Sunday’s update – I wrote it, but the kids and I were in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Rocking the Campground with radical unschooling friends old and new. It was a wonderful weekend, but internet connectivity was, shall we say, capricious, and I didn’t manage to get the update posted.
We’re home now, and life is starting to settle back into something resembling a typical rhythm…well, there is plenty of unpacking and unjumbling and hometending and dog-bathing to do, but we are home, and, little by little, things are starting to get done…
What about you? How was your weekend? Did you do anything special, or stick to routine? Did you find unexpected beauty or inspiration? Do you need time to readjust to life after an excursion, or do you just pick up where you left off?
My simplifed goals for the weekend:
Be where I am. Target attained!
Swimming, visiting old friends and making new, bestowing kindness, singing, partying, writing, taking pictures, enjoying nature, campfires, tending camp, being with the kids. More on what “being where I was” looked like in a very belated Coffee and Conversation post, later today.
Keep up with regular blog posts, and maybe comments. Target attained!
I didn’t quite get to all of the comments, but I did most. I’ll take it! =)
Get Lise’s report signed. Target attained!
It’s tremendously easy to find members for a homeschool review panel at an unschooling camp-out. I’ve even got a bona-fide teacher on the list. Each signature came with a chat, and these were the true treasure.
The report is signed by a panel of five, and ready to be mailed to the school district.
Move forward with beta-reading. Target attained!
I moved forward, and am confident at this point that I can finish by Sunday’s update.
Drafting if so inclined. Target attained!
I held off on new words until we’re home again. I did pull out a notebook, and write 3 pages of bulleted notes – mostly questions – to consider. It was a handy thing to do at the beach, when I’d had enough of the water, but the kids hadn’t.
And now, for those other goals, which were, for the most part, set aside for the weekend, and picked up on Monday and Tuesday…
July Focal Areas:
Blog Maintenance and Exploration
Build positive blogging habits – post regularly, build queues, answer comments, and share diversely.
Maintain regular posting schedule; queue one post for each regular feature. A bit jumbled-up and delayed.
I got my SoCS post out on time.
My Sunday Post was posted on Monday.
Coffee and Conversation will be up later today.
Nothing queued as yet; plans still in mind.
Continue interacting through comments; expand and diversify my willingness to comment. On target.
I answered a few comments, and made a few visits, on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday.
There’s still a small backlog.
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. On target.
Met with more than a dozen people I’ve been wanting to see, and made tentative plans to get together with one again sometime in the next month.
Seek out playful new ways to move and challenge my body.
Plan a monthly family excursion that involves physical activity. Target attained!
Oh, yes! =D
One workout at the Y each week. Target attained!
A low-intensity workout after a physically intense weekend.
Workout goals for July:
Treadmill: 22 minute walking mile using “Rolling Hills” program. On target.
- .25 miles. I forgot to note the time.
Recumbent bike: 8 miles in 30 minutes, using an interval program. On target.
- 1 mile; resistance to 8.
Weights: At the Y; minimum 3 machines for arms, legs, and torso weekly. Target exceeded for this week.
- I added an arm machine, for a total of 4 arm; 3 leg; 3 torso this week.
- I increased my repetitions, but used lower weight.
Nutrition goals for July:
Consume minimum five veggie/fruit salads and/or fruit smoothies each week. Target exceeded!
- 6/5: 3 salads, 3 smoothies.
Consume Greek yogurt and nuts minimum twice weekly. Target exceeded!
- Greek yogurt; 4 /2.
- 3/2:Pistachios and almonds.
Because I just had to share this! =D
- I have a rough draft of my sponsor post. Will revise and submit by Sunday.
- I Need a Hero!
- Author’s Log: Back to Black (Or Something) (&ROW80)
- All My Favorite Characters Are Broken
- Awards, Summer, and Puppies: ROW80