This week has been a little like driving through the town where my Grandpa lives…if you blink…it’s gone. It has been an interesting week. So much so, that I missed the Sunday check in.
Here is a quick update on the goals:
Done….almost. I missed one day. We watched a movie, and hubby and I downed a couple of frozen strawberry margaritas. I wanted to write…but I was just too tired. So I’m back to being an turkey on 750words.com. Sigh. I got one day as a flamingo, and it was great, I tell you. It was great. By this time next week I’ll be back in the pink. Total word count 11,867 and counting!
Finish 8 Chapters
I wish I could say I had finished another chapter. I’m still sitting at 1.5, but I have hacked out a good chunk of the next chapter. I just need to flesh it out a bit.
Row 50 miles in 80 Days
I am happy to report that I am sticking to this goal. I didn’t row every day, but I am just under 10 miles rowed. I should be making more significant progress on this since I have upped my time on the rower to 20 minutes. Did my first 20 minute session last night and rowed 2.2 miles! Whoohoo! I’ll probably be feeling it tomorrow, but for now I’m feeling pretty good, and darn proud of myself.
The Rest of the Week:
Thursday we had our little shin-dig going away thing at work. The cupcakes were a hit! Whew! Then came the big day…Friday. I spent the entire day announcing the Military Spouse Business Association’s alliance with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as part of the Military Spouse Business Alliance! I am so excited to be a part of this. I’m a military spouse and I used to run my own business. I wrote the first of a weekly installment of a blog column called “Confessions of a Former Business Owners.” In this column I’ll reveal all the stupid, naive, money-wasting, profit-damaging things I did in hopes that I can save others from the same mistakes. It is a bit embarrassing, but entirely liberating to share all your mistakes with others. If I can help even just one other military spouse, I’ll feel like it was all worth it.
The weekend, all four days of it, I admit, was spent being, for lack of a better word…lazy. I managed to get some reading and a little bit of writing in. Also tried to build up my new MSBA Twitter account a bit. Sunday I officially took my first steps on the down slope to forty. I have to say, 36 feels pretty much like 35. And for that matter, not all that different from 30. Here’s hoping I’ve at least managed to learn a little bit of something or other in the last few years, and that by the time I hit 40, I’ll know it all. Mwhahaha! The day was wonderful. Kiddos made me breakfast, we went out to dinner to celebrate, and then came home and made s’mores! What could be better than some ooey, gooey, chocolately s’mores on your birthday?
Back to work on Tuesday…MSBA meeting, work, kids, homework, dancing and rowing. I drafted the next blog installment for my business column, so that’s ready to go. Tonight, I gotta get on this next chapter of my book.
Only 68 more days to go in this ROW80 challenge…I’m still hanging in there! So are all of these amazing folks!