Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Progress Report

Another week down, so time for another #ROW80 progress report.

  1. Hubby and I finally got to see Pitch Perfect 2 this afternoon.  They did a great job, I thought, giving nods to the original, while still keeping it fresh.  Benji gets a sweet little romance.  And this version’s Riff Off was pretty damn fabulous.  Three words: Green Bay Packers.
  2. It was a pretty successful writing week.  6857 words.  I’m at the tail end of the SPP and about to dive into the final 6 scenes of the book.  I’d hoped to knock out that scene this morning, but I slept WAY in (10!) and then lost what remained of the morning messing with trying to install a mailchimp pop up form on the blog.  Never did manage the pop up, but I do, at least, have one embedded on my home page and a subscribe option also added to the comments section of each post.
  3. The plan is to knock out a couple of scenes tomorrow, since I’m off for Memorial Day.  So far, I’m on schedule to finish this by the end of the month, as planned.  Then, while it’s off with my editor, I’ll be diving hard core into the plotting of a novella for an anthology I’m organizing.
  4. There was a water leak at my office on Friday.  Since you can’t have a building that houses more than 50 women without a functioning bathroom, we got to leave a bit early.  Given I had the time and the weather was lovely, I finally tackled the infamous weeds.  I’m not quite done yet…still have the second half of the back yard to go, but it’s SUCH a massive improvement.  After a thorough shower with Ivarest, a coating of hydrocortisone cream, and some Benedryl, I’m not much worse for the wear, and I seem to have escaped being afflicted with poison anything.  If it doesn’t rain, maybe I’ll get to the last of it tomorrow.  Meanwhile, I did a little rearranging and put together the bucket table in front of the glider.  It’s a start.  Of course it was all kinds of hot yesterday and today.
    Porch 1Porch 2
  5. In case you missed it, this week’s recipe was Gluten Free Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breasts.  They were super NOM.
  6. Here we are, almost to the end of May, and I feel like I’m still struggling to get back to my fitness routine.  I’ve been sick several times, busy as all get out, traveling a lot for work, and just generally in need of a lot of  sleep.  I’ve been consistent with my taekwondo classes (belt test coming up June 6th), and I’ve managed weights twice a week, but everything else has been spotty.  I’ve tried just hitting it hard and forcing myself, and I’ve tried easing back in with little things.  Nothing seems to work.  I’m not beating myself up about it, but I’m frustrated that 6 months past Christmas, and I’m not back to where I was.  I’m not sure if my near decade of burning the candle at both ends is catching up with me or if somehow, being 35 is significantly different than 34 and all the years that came before and it’s really sinking in that I’m totally not in my 20s anymore.  But every day is a new day and a new opportunity to make good choices.
  7. And if you’re looking for some delightful holiday weekend reads, there are all kinds of fabulous things out, like:

    And my own To Get Me To You is on sale for $2.99 this holiday weekend!
    Get Me You Small

3 thoughts on “Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Progress Report

  1. good job on the words last week and hope you had luck knocking out some more words today. Sleeping in until 10. I can’t even imagine. I’m surprised when my kids sleep until 7.

  2. Congrats. Kait on a successful writing week. I finished my WIP on Saturday–now I have to look through before sending it to the publisher and make sure everything is right.
    I get to sleep in also since I’m laid off (the only up side). Ewww- water leaks remind me of when my pipes froze two years ago and some tattle tales I’m still having issues with about it. I’ve been sick a few times since December and I understand about being busy then not because of being laid off, then not, then being laid off again.

  3. It sounds like you’re being productive. About the fitness thing…I think we have to work harder for our fitness as we get older. I know that’s true with me. I’m a lot older than you, but I think it’s a little harder each year. The key is to keep doing it. Plus, you push yourself awfully hard all the time, and that’s bound to take a toll on overall fitness, especially after doing it for so long. Our minds and bodies need rest, and I don’t think you get enough of it.

    Love the bucket table!

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