Unpredictably Now: #ROW80 R2MidWeek 9/#12WeekYear 3

Hi there, ROWers and friends!


Life has continued to be very unpredictable with a new pup in the house, and the middle part of my goals list is suffering to some extent. But, as with any baby. Smokey needs lots of care to grow up to be the best dog she can be. That’s worth a bit of delay, so I’m focusing my energies where they seem to yield the greatest benefit…

And, finally –puppy pictures!

Are there other things you prioritize over writing/career goals?

What are they?


Goal Status:

  • Blue with Overstrike: Goal Completed.
  • Green: In Progress.
  • Black: Still Waiting.
  • Black with Overstrike: Goal 86’ed.
  • Red: Goal Change.


I complete one Star Trek: Enterprise fan fiction story each day through end of May, using the Story A Day prompts.

  • Day 28 complete; Day 29 in planning.

I complete first draft of my 2,500 word limit short story for the Little Bird Writing Contest, using the prompts.

  • YES! Okay, so it’s 3,262 words, but it’s a draft, and I know the direction it’s meant to take.

I write a 100-250 word flash fiction for #thursdaythreads, using prompts.

I reread last several chapters of Still Nameless (a Kifo Island novel), and brainstorm ideas for completion in June.

I write 1,667 words/day on Still Nameless, till complete, beginning Friday, June 1.


I simmer “R.I.P. Left Shoe”; revise; share with my accountability group’ polish; and submit by May 31.

  • In progress; 8/8 scenes notated for Miah read rough draft and offered useful impressions/insights.

I complete spot revisions for each day’s Story A Day fan fiction piece, and publish on ff.net.

  • In progress; May 26 post shared.

Send new bio to Becca for the JuNoWriMo site.

I polish my #thrusdaythreads piece and submit.

I beta one chapter Stained Blood.


I complete Breadcrumbs exercise.

I complete Pixels to Platform Module Two.

I watch Module Three Video One.

I assess M3V1 Play Sheets; assess time needed for completion.

I play with microphone for at least one song and one reading.


I decide on a spring/summer blogging schedule using P2P learning and Blogging Cheat Sheet.

I begin setting up content for this schedule (target to start June 1).

I respond to all pending comments.

  • In progress; two responded to.

I revise my About page, based on Pixels to Platform learning.

I add a Welcome page, based on P2P learning.

Other Social Media

I update my Patreon page.

I share my Patreon page on other social media, because no one can be my patron if they don’t know I want any!

I keep up with #AllStarTrek, ROW80, #accountabilitygirls, P2P Facebook group, and general Twitter, Facebook, and email.

  • In progress; #AllStarTrek; #accountabilitygirls; Twitter; some Facebook; ROW80; and email.

I post and browse at least once on Instagram and Pinterest, because I miss them.

Family Finances:

I read at least one post at 1500 Days.

I post my first gig to Fiverr.

I post two more items to yard sale site(s); update item 1.

I choose three more items to prep for sale, and take images.

I find titles for Gus and motorcycle.

I complete the more complex administrative task begun last week.

I complete review of PayPal auto payments and list these in my planner.

I rough out family budget, and facilitate our making decisions about questionable expenses.

  • More family discussion, and one unused service canceled.


I continue my bedroom reset (declutter, move and reorganize bookcase; move and organize cabinets; bring in chair).

  • In progress; bookcase declutter started.

I do two hometending rounds each in garage and porch.

  • Porch Round #1 in progress.

I do 2 rounds in each common room – bathroom, dining, kitchen, and living room.

  • In progress; Round 1/8 completed.

I do a sinkful of dishes daily (on average), and laundry at least 5 times this week.

  • In progress: dishes 2/7; laundry 2.5/5.


I move rest of branches to containment.

I weed/clean flowerbeds.

I mow/ facilitate mowing of meadow (I mean, backyard) as possible, and mow front and side yards before they become meadows, too.

  • In progress; front and side yards completed.

I take decorations off mailbox post.

I place radio fence flags once range is set.


I complete my Weekly To-Dos and post to Slack.

I complete rough draft of Lise’s third quarter homeschool report.

I make the three recipes I chose last week.

  • In progress; 2/3 complete : lemon parmesan pasta with chicken; potato salad.

I choose three more recipes for future experimentation.

  • In progress; collecting and simmering options.

I help Lise with her new puppy, Smokey.

  • Bought her a chew toy; photography, puppysitting, feeding, and potty run services rendered.

I take Noli to dog park twice.

I take a long walk with Noli each day.

  • 3/3 for session.

I test radio fence, and move receiver box to Noli’s spare collar.

I begin training Noli to the radio fence.

I get at least 4 hours of sleep each 24.

  • 3/3 for session.


I meditate and journal each morning.

  • 3/3 for session.

I read one inspirational article.

I meditate one afternoon this week.

  • Yes! 4 minute “Ten Breaths Meditation.” Loved it, and will do it again!

I meditate and journal before sleep 5 times.

  • In progress; 2/5

I light a candle and read from Sleep before bed 5 times.

  • In progress; 2/5

I use a sleep meditation before bed 5 times.

  • In progress; 2/5

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Smokey-Puppy and Noli-Dog….Sisters! Photos by Lise and Shan Jeniah Burton.


  1. Smokey is adorable and looks like she and Noli are getting along well. Just like any other time there is a new addition in the house, all those other things you thought were priorities have to be set aside for now. Just enjoy the new baby.

    • She is, and they are! Noli is extraordinarily patient – they told us at the shelter she’d had at least one litter, and I believe it.

      You are so right about the new addition and the impact on Other Things.

      She’s grown so much in just over a week! If we don’t take the time to enjoy it, she’ll be a grown dog before we know it!

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