Infected Play: ROW80 Update, 2/19/14

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Well, when we were anticipating Jim’s vacation, contracting a nasty virus was not on the list of things we might enjoy. And yet, here we are, downed with another cold.

On the plus side, the kids are healthy, at least right now, and independent sorts. They don’t need lots of tending, anymore, so we’ve been able to rest.

That being said, I was significantly slowed in my writing efforts, this session, although I made great progress on the pre-revision list for Chameleon’s Dish Monday night, as I was beginning to cough.

Tuesday, though….Tuesday, my bed and I hung out together, and, although I did move forward, I often had to set the laptop aside in the middle of a sentence – my mind just stopped functioning.

That being said, here’s my accounting of the last days…

The image of spunk and sass! And she calls me Mommy. =)

Daily Writing Frames:

Wordy Wednesday :

Trueborn Thursday:

  • Plot, draft, complete, revise current and pending WIPs. – yes

  • Completed silent rereading of Blood and Breath.

  • Moved through Pre-Revision Plan for Chameleon’s Dish.

  • Completed pre-editing notes for Bounded by a Nutshell.

Fiction Friday:

Social Saturday:

Settling Sunday:

  • ROW80 Update – yes

  • Reading – yes

  • Reassessing – yes

My Kinda Monday:

Trueborn Tuesday:

  • Plot, draft, complete, revise current and pending WIPs. – yes

  • Pre-Revision Plan for Chameleon’s Dish –some, but slowed by sickness.

Kids just wanna have fun!

2014 Blogging:

Build positive blogging habits – post regularly, build queues, answer comments, and share diversely.

Answer comments at least every other day. Target attained!

  • Yes, even though I was sick, I managed.

Make at least two return visits every other day, on average.On target.

  • I made several visits on Monday, but the sick came to me that night, and I wasn’t up to visits on Tuesday.

Maintain regular posting schedule; queue one post for each regular feature.On target.

2014 Editing:

Complete first revision passes for Chameleon’s Dish and Bounded by a Nutshell; make pre-revision notes for Blood and Breath.

Work through Chameleon’s Dish Pre-Revision Action Plan by March 1. On target.

  • Completed Point #6; Points #7 and #8 in progress.

2014 Hometending:

Continue physical and virtual hometending plans – resetting rooms, cleaning files, and inhabiting my study.

Continue the family room reset.On target.

  • General decluttering.

Experiment with Daily Writing Frames. Target attained!

  • Details above.

2014 Lifetending:

Seek out playful new ways to move and challenge my body.

Choose two playful motion for each day in February; do it several times throughout the day, with a spirit of adventure. On target, mostly.

  • Skipped Tuesday; sick in bed all day.

  • Moving firewood, toe touches, side stepping.

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    • It helped a lot to narrow my focus for the week. The kids are a little under the weather, but they seem to have a much milder version, thankfully.

      Other than some nasty sinus pressure and a lingering hacking cough, and low energy, things are definitely looking up!

      I love sharing links! =)

  1. Hope you guys get to feeling good soon; I’ve been lucky enough *knock wood* not to yet get sick this year — tooth problems not withstanding — and I’m hoping to continue with that luck!

    • Kathy,

      I’m so happy you’ve stayed healthy. I usually get 2 or 3 colds a year – this year, I had three in January alone!

      May you stay healthy, and have those teeth problems resolved – and may I get and stay healthy!

    • Kassandra,

      It’s on its way out – the kids now have a milder version. I’m happy they aren’t as miserable as we were.

      I’m hoping it’s the last virus of the winter. It’s been a hard season, here, health-wise.

      Thanks for your well-wishes – we’ll take all we can get!

    • Today is better than yesterday. I can at least sit at my desk a bit, and I can finish my sentences.

      I’m not sure I’m organized, as much as I am realistic. Although, maybe that amounts to the same thing…

      The funny thing is, until well into my thirties, I was about the most disorganized person I know!

    • My trick is to narrow my focus when I’m not feeling up to snuff. And to significantly lower my expectations…

      Thanks for the well-wishes; I’m definitely on the mend. Still have some sinus pressure, a hacking cough, and low stamina, but,so long as I don’t push myself, I feel much better.

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