I thought I signed up to do the Round of Words in 80 Days challenge, but maybe I didn't. I'm not sure. I couldn't find myself in the list of blogs, so I signed up again.
Rapid Life. Slow Writing. That's me.
And the challenge started yesterday. Yay!
My goal for the next 80 days is to write for 34+ minutes a day. That's all. Easy. Just write with out distractions. I'm just starting this thing. And so far so good. As part of the 80 day challenge I will be blogging updates each Wednesday and Sunday.
I decided to start by writing a little sort of journal about me. On Sunday we were visiting with some friends and one of the teenagers asked everyone how they met and how they proposed, etc. Everyone else had such sweet stories, while I just kind of sat there. I always feel a little uncomfortable talking about falling in love with Nathan because we were so young. Our favorite joke: How did you propose? answer: You're WhAT??? isn't so funny when you are talking to teenage girls from church, you know? (in my best mom voice, "I may have been a pregnant teenager by your age, but you, young lady, are not allowed to....blah blah blah")
Especially since our daughter Hannah (a super amazing and wonderful Senior in High School) is now the same age as I was when we got married... (happy anniversary to me on Friday! la la la! 18 years!) But it's no fun to have nothing to say for yourself at a party. And it is good for the kids to know that their parents love each other, right? So I wrote a little about Nathan's mullet and all that other good stuff (mexican wedding suit for prom?) (kissing in the hallway at mom and dad's house -sorry mom - while playing hide and seek with little Erin!)
I'm not really sure what this update thing is supposed to be about. Do I just say GO ME? Or what? Did I write too much? My plan for the next 77 days is: After I write all I can think of about the joys of teen-parenthood then I think I will just find some writing prompts and work on those for a while. 34 minutes a day.
I set 3 other goals for January: Cooking, Running, and Organizing. It's kind of early to update, but here ye be: (I'm wondering if that's a South Dakota regional saying, here ye be, instead of here you are, or here goes... I have heard 2 different people say that recently. So weird.)
Food - cooking 3 actual meals a week that don't include frozen chicken nuggets or a packet of fake cheese.
Do I really have to update this? already? I need a couple more days for this one. I did fix pulled pork sandwiches on Tuesday. Yum! But Monday was McDonald's. Monday was rough. A certain someone who is old enough to know better (name with held for the protection of the guilty) threw up in my car. Not on any of the 2 heavy duty plastic carpet protectors, or on the wimpier removable carpet carpet protectors, but between and under and around them. Oh the wailing and gnashing of teeth...
And then after I cleaned up all that nastiness that and applied generous amounts of vinegar and baking soda, and changed clothes, I had to drive with Hannah to a little town about an hour away (we took a different car. smelled better.) And back. And Hannah said she needed MickyD's after that long drive. So I went with it! I did not have a Hot Fudge Sundae like I wanted though. That's good, right?
Dinner tonight = Spicy Honey Chicken with rice and veggies. And I mean it.
Running - 3 days down, 3 days running.
Monday = 3.1 miles in 36 minutes with an average of about 12 minute miles. major hills. blech.
Tuesday = 3.25 miles in about 34 minutes with an average of about 10:50 minute miles. worse hills but better run.
Wednesday = 3.01 miles with my running buddy. 12 min. miles. slow running, but good talking!
tomorrow I'm planning to do the stairs at the track.
Total this week: 9 miles
Total this year: 9 miles
Organizing - work on 4 areas
Christmas Items are all packed up and put away. Nicely. Woohoo!
Nathan's shop is swept out and all odd tools are set out on the work bench. I need to vacuum it and bring down more tools from the other garage. Why do the tools migrate? I would love to go through his shelves and organize everything, but he may not really appreciate that... So I'll stick to vacuuming up all the dead flies and dust, and returning all the wayward tools to the shop. My plan is to finish that up this week while we have nice weather and then attack the scary basement storage area next week.