Is it just the way of resolutions? Three months then you fall off the wagon? I'd like to think I'm stronger than that. So, why didn't I keep it up? What have I been doing instead? Let's see . . .
- I read. 3 books, in a row. Started a fourth.
- I used my new Kitchenaid Stand Mixer to make a cake.
- I took a mini-vacation with my family to Great Wolf Lodge.
- I cleaned. A lot. Then did it again. Families are messy. And housework is something you can achieve even when you feel brain-dead and woogy on cold meds.
- I prepared lesson plans, graded tests, attended meetings, called parents, and generally attended to the business of school.
- I played with my daughters.
- I wrote several chapters for my novel.
- I wrote an essay for a contest.
- I fought a cold, mostly successfully
- I fought fleas
- I hosted the grandparents, twice.
- I went to the movies, twice.
- I went to my reading group and my writing group meetings
- I let Barnes and Nobles buy me lunch because I'm a teacher. Thanks B&N!
It's all about priorities--and blogging apparently wasn't as near the top of that list as it has been. Still. I think it's working. When I sit down to write, it's no longer a two hour warm up before I find any flow. So, this is definitely still worth doing. Thanks to anyone who bothers reading my meanderings. Somehow, it's easier to do this journal-esque sort of writing if I believe someone is going to read it.
So, back to it. My novel gets the afternoon. Thank goodness for days off with open day care!