What? Oh, it’s time for my check in? I hadn’t noticed. You see, I got a new coffee maker and have been shut away in the closet with it like a pair of sixth graders playing 10 Minutes in Heaven. I’ve been cuddling and stroking the pretty red machine, saying nice things to it to make it love me.
I need my coffee maker to love me. I need it to give me coffee.
Given that this is the first morning I’ve had a cup of coffee since last check in, I’m surprised I got anything done. Cause that instant stuff doesn’t cut it. And there’s that weird head on it that makes it look life I’ve poured myself a morning Guinness. What is that?
Goal # 1 – Done with one to spare – 2 Rant Rave Write random rants on Passive Aggressive me and Targeted Marketing, plus 2 10 x 10 posts. One trip down memory lane, the other the musical soundtrack to my brain. That one was a trip.
Goal #2 – I hit this marker on Wednesday, but have spent more time since then learning nothing aside from the fact that self-hosting the domain may be more trouble than it’s worth.
Goal #3 – I’m already sliding on this one. This whole thing is just alien to me. And if I count the auto post of the Rant Rave Write posts automatically to the FB page, then forwarded to Twitter as a complete and utter cop-out, I may not have done anything here since Wednesday. I am reading Tweets and trying to find people I want to follow, but the posting is tricky for me. 140 characters. Just enough for a random thought. Random thoughts from me. Yikes.
Should I get the tree tattooed? Would bashing a frozen pumpkin feel like bashing a human head? Why isn’t history taught from the present backwards? Why was the plumed hat invented?
See? We don’t really me to Tweet like that, do we?
Goal #4 – Still tanking the kiddo works. Didn’t even open one. Come on, how hard is this? I have given myself permission to count opening the document as a success and I didn’t even pull that off?
Goal #5 – This one I did at the halfway marker. Hit the read/comment on the ROW participants, but I really need to read/respond to more non-ROW blogs. I have a limited reach here and need to do better.
Goal #6 – Read a few pages of the book I need to edit, installed Scrivener and spent three hours without tech support and one hour with tech support to make my remote access work from the laptop to the desktop with Scrivener. No actual editing, but a lot of time spent trying to make it work easily for me, so I’m totally counting this as a success.
Goal #7 – This is my weekly short-term goal. 50% here. The holiday hoopla is packed away, both from here and the stuff I take out to the nursing home for my Mom. Yay! We have a living room again. My office? Still looks like a fallout zone.
My new number #7 for this week is going to bump that one, I’m off to California on Thursday and know better than to think I’m going to be organizing anything this week. So this is going to be 3 mini-goals.
1. I must pack and have everything ready to go by Wednesday so I don’t melt down into a hot mess the night before I go. OH MY GOD I NEED A BOOK! I CAN’T FLY FOR 8 HOURS WITHOUT A BOOK! AHHHH!
2. Bite my tongue for 16 hours of fly time. At no time will I be allowed to utter the phrase from The Twilight Zone, “There’s something on the wing!” (Damn you John Lithgow) Texting this to people not on the plane will not count against me.
3. On Sunday when I get home, no matter how tired I am, I have to stack up the client work I’ll be doing on Monday so I do not begin the week behind the 8 ball.
I also won the Versatile Blogger award this week (Thanks Sharon!) so I need to pass that along, but given my week, any progress at all there will be counted as a bonus – I probably can’t get to that until next week.
I’m going now. More coffee, you know.