ROW80 check-in #54 Forced Vacation

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I was knocked down by illness this week. My oldest got it first and the next day it took over my body. I spent all of Tuesday in bed. I can’t remember the last time I slept that much. I dragged myself out of bed on Wednesday, my muscles protested but I forced their hand. Turns out, I should have listen to them, it wasn’t long before I was back in bed. I’m still working on building up my energy. I swear my youngest has gained ten-pounds this week, but the hubs is telling me no. I’m still pretty weak and I have no appetite, but I need to eat to build my strength. It’s an uncomfortable circle right now. It’s also been a monster of a week. Now my youngest has a fever. Seriously. Spring, where are you.

The week wasn’t a total fail, nope. Wednesday, when I dragged myself out of bed, I found a full request in my inbox. That’s right, A FULL REQUEST!! 😀

It seems the world went right on spinning while I was in bed. Veronica Mars is going to be a movie, totally awesome. We have a new pope too, rad.

My effort this week on goals is pretty much nonexistent. It stressed me out at first and then I stopped feeling guilty about it. My system was refusing to negotiate anyway. The only thing I can do is listen to me, get better, and start fresh this week. Have you had a forced vacation recently?

The Goalsweek-10 results

  • Spend at least 1-hour a day with my characters- done.
  • Daily progress in writing craft, word count, editing, and/or plotting- not done. The only progress I made here was some reading on my CPs latest WIP on Saturday. WEEK 11 PRIORITY.
  • Workout a minimum of three times a week and round it out with plenty of water, sleep and my calorie limit- not done WEEK 11 PRIORITY.
  • Daily Nia study (i.e. studying the song/movement structure)- not done WEEK 11 PRIORITY
  • Stay on top of my co-op preschool Treasurer responsibilities- done. I finished an important letter and made several deposits.
  • Organize something in the house each week- done. I’ve talked about making improvements to my work-space and last week I had another idea. Friday I did force myself out of the house for some fresh air and I picked up a few supplies. My husband has a Container Store run to make for me and then I should be good to give this idea a try.

What you might have missed here this week:

Review: Corporate Temptress by Stacey Kennedy

7 thoughts on “ROW80 check-in #54 Forced Vacation

  1. Sorry your week threw you off. I know by the end of mine, my writing groove was completely lost. I took a bad emotional turn on Thursday and just didn’t pick up again. 😦 Doing a little better now, spent some more time with my fairies. I swear, they can brighten any day. 😀

    • Oh, Angelica, that’s when you get in touch with me. What are friends for. I’m glad you turned to your fairies, smart move. Here’s hoping we both have a much better week.

  2. I have been fighting a cold all week. It’s certainly slowed me down, although nothing like you’ve described. You’ve managed to get a lot accomplished despite that! Hope you’re feeling better, and that this week’s a lot better!

  3. Oh no! I’m so sorry that you felt bad this week. What a mess! (It’s especially hard when Mom is sick.)

    Hope you feel much better soon and can tackle your goals. In the meantime, listen to this mom and take it easy!

    • No kidding, this cold was not going to take “not now” for an answer. That would be cool though. Mother Nature should have given moms that power. I have to say that full request was certainly timed well, it’s still making me smile. 🙂

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