Our 15 year-old grandson is in town for a couple of weeks and much of my “free time” has been consumed by attempting to entertain a teen whose favorite reply to most questions is, “I don’t know.” His favorite questions are, “What’s there to eat? And “What are we doing now?”
At the moment he’s back on Heather’s computer looking at sports news and likely trying to add things to our Amazon shopping cart, while I am hiding in the living room trying to write a post for this week. Frankly writing anything intelligent isn’t going to happen. I had delusions about writing about this really interesting book I just read on Lectio Divina (divine reading), but that faded half way through watching Wonder Woman at the theater this afternoon. Somehow massive explosions and ancient gods duking it out during WWI spoils the whole contemplative mood of the ancient practice of quiet reading and mediation.
Yeah, I did like the movie – come on what’s not to like about massive explosions and the bad guy getting his due. Well, there was just a little too much CG and special effects for my liking and I would have liked more story telling with fewer dead bodies on-screen.
So instead of writing anything that requires real thought, I decided to take the low road and update you on my 2017 goals. Yup, I am still tracking them. Mostly for days like this when life interferes with my lofty writing goals.
The goals with updates in-line:
1. Self publish my cancer poetry book.
Heather is doing some art for me on this.
2. Finish writing my novel.
I’ve made some progress, but unlikely I finish this year.
3. Start a new poetry collection and actually submit some to literary magazines.
Been thinking about it…
4. Keep doing stuff in the workshop. First project is a total shop reorg.
Been doing this. The reorg is about 2/3 done
5. Build a new ladder for the kitties (poor dears only have one).
Sadly, Boots needed a bed more than a ladder.
6. Exercise more and keep my FitBit happy.
I have exercised a bit more, okay, they moved my desk at work ten feet further from the kitchen so I have longer walk for tea. FitBit is only a little happy about that.
7. Participate in a protest march or two.
8. Write my elected leaders on a regular basis.
Have written them, but not as often as I wanted.
9. ROAD TRIP!!!
DONE! And all the details posted here.
10. Keep this list someplace where I can find it next year.
Turns out on that the search function on the blog helps me keep track of this.
11. Attend a writer’s workshop.
I signed up for two, wasn’t accepted for one workshop, but am going to one in August.
12. Don’t adopt any more cats – the house is full.
So far, no new cats have moved in.
That’s it for this week as I’ve just been informed that it’s bedtime and someone needs to separate teen from computer.
Till next week,