And Now, A Deep Breath : #ROW80 R2/ #12WeekYear End of Week 10

Hi there, ROWers and friends!

In my midweek update, I mentioned that I’d been focused on catching up.

That trend continued through the week, and, though I still didn’t get to as much learning, blogging, yard and soultending as I’d prefer, I made very solid progress in other areas, and those will allow more space for the remaining areas as we move into the final weeks of the round.

I’m feeling better, as though what remains to be done isn’t insurmountable. It’s a matter of many small steps, many choices, and commitment…

And taking a deep breath here and there, so I can gather myself, assess where I am, and choose the best way forward.

Have you stopped to take some deep breaths lately?

How do you gather and assess?

Share in the comments!


Goal Status:

  • Goal Completed.
  • In Progress.
  • Black: Still Waiting.
  • 86ed.
  • Goal Change.


I write 1,667 words/day (average) on Still Nameless, till complete, for JuNoWriMo.

  • June 3: 1,175; June 4: 2,098; June 5: 1,691; June 6: 1,736; June 7: 0; June 8: 2,191; June 9: 2,887. 425 words to the positive.

I write a 100-250 word flash fiction for #thursthreads, using prompt.

  • 190 words.

I draft my share of the JuNoWriMo Pep Talk Newsletter text by Friday sprint.

  • Weeks and Two One drafted; Weeks Three and Four not ready.

I participate in Story A Day’s Write On Wednesday and draft retrospective post.

  • Story drafted.


I revise, set up, test, and schedule my JuNoWriMo newsletters (as possible) by 2am Friday.

  • Week 2 newsletter scheduled and sent to Becca for approval.

I complete spot revisions Story A Day fan fiction pieces and post.

  • Reread next two stories; simmering.

I polish my #thursthreads piece and submit.

I beta one chapter Stained Blood.

  • Chapter 10: 4/7 pages completed.


I complete Pixels to Platform Breadcrumbs Exercise.

I complete Pixels to Platform Mood Board.

I complete Pixels to Platform Play Sheets for Module 2, Video 2.

  • Author Photo Sheet mostly finished.

I watch Module 3 Video 1.

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

I learn enough about Adaucity to use microphone for at least one reading.

  • Started reading the FAQ.

I explore chapbooks loaned to me; choose 3 to read this week.

I read 3 poetry chapbooks; simmer.

  • Finished 2/3.


I review my Summer Blogging Plan; make adjustments as indicated.

  • I have a working plan.

I read through JuNoWriMo 2017 files; determine if/what of that content I can use/repurpose.

I create a schedule for creating content based on Pixels to Platform and Blogging Cheat Sheet learning.

  • In progress.

I respond to all pending comments.

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

I add a Welcome page, based on Pixels to Platform learning.

Other Social Media:

I update my profile.

  • Reread profile; simmering.

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

  • A little of most.

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

  • Posted to Instagram; browsed/posted to Pinterest.

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.

  • All posted.

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

I find titles for Gus and motorcycle.

I complete Phase One of the 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.

  • Some decisions made; changes pending.


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

  • Bookcase emptied, cleaned, moved, and organized; general tidying.

I do two hometending rounds each in garage and porch.

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

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

  • Dishes 7/7; laundry 4/5.


I move rest of branches to containment.

I weed/clean flowerbeds.

I mow/ facilitate mowing of meadow (I mean, backyard) .

I take decorations off mailbox post.

  • Began un-stringing lights.

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.

  • Through Health and Safety, section 10/11.

I choose three more recipes for this week.

I make this week’s recipes.

  • Ziti; onion stock; pasta primavera; 2/3 – onion stock was an extra prep step.

I help Lise with Smokey, her puppy.

I take Noli to dog park twice.

  • Wednesday; Saturday.

I take a long walk with Noli each day.

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

  • Unearthed radio fence and collar receiver.

I begin training Noli to the radio fence.

I get an average of 5 hours’ sleep each day.


I meditate and journal each morning.

  • 3/7.

I read one inspirational article.

I meditate two afternoons.

  • 1/2.

I meditate and journal before sleep 5 times.

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

I use a sleep meditation at bedtime 5 times.



  1. I try to stop and breathe for 3 mins every day. It helps me feeling more relaxed. Well most of the time at least…
    Catching up helps seeing better I feel, as if the bigger picture became visible again once we made lots of baby steps that did not even feel like we were moving at all. And then, bam! We feel the difference and we see how much distance we’ve covered! I know it’s how it works, yet I still feel stressed during the baby step phase… uncanny…

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