Aug 30, 2010

Mattoid Monday

mattoid ~ person on borderline between sanity and insanity

I read five more volumes in the Sookie Stackhouse series last week.

Worked like a dog on Forever and For Always – it’s getting close to being done.

Really enjoyed the cooler weather.

And then came the weekend. *sigh*

First of all, it decided to get hot again. Saturday I spent the day shopping in Peterborough with the family, and yesterday I spent the day with my day-tripping friend. We drove, we hiked, we took pictures . . . I’m really glad I put a roast in the crock pot before I left or we wouldn’t have had supper last night. I was pretty beat when we got back. The sign we passed on the way home late in the day said it was 27 C (that’s about 80 F to you yanks). No wonder I felt so exhausted – we did a fair amount of walking around Lang Pioneer Village, and that was after visiting a conservation area and going up to the lookout there. At least I didn’t end up with another bad sunburn. Just a mild one. :-)

I did not put the pictures up on Facebook because I was too tired to bother. But I did learn something interesting about my camera – it will not work with cheap batteries. It likes the expensive ones.

This Week’s Goals:

Tuesday: Part XVI of my fairy tale series will be The Pied Piper. If anyone has a favourite fairy tale they’d like me to investigate, drop me a line at carolrward(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll see what I can dig up.

Wednesday: A new hunk for your viewing pleasure.

Thursday: This week’s Passion for Poetry is the Chinese form of Jue Ju.

Friday: Chapter 53 of the Space Opera. We still don’t know what Nigel did to Nakeisha, and what is the crew going to do out in the middle of the desert?

Elsewhere in my week:

I have a Scribes meeting tonight, and I think that’s pretty much the only outside activity I have planned. Oh, wait, I have a business meeting Wednesday afternoon.

On Random Writings I’ll be continuing with the 30 Days of Writing Questions and I urge you all to give it a go. Not only is it fun to do, it’s fun to learn about each other’s writing processes as well.

While the whole “limit on the internet” didn’t go so well last week (mainly due to blogging and Facebooking) I did manage to stay away from the games so I made some good progress on Forever and For Always. If you check out my Random Writings blog as well, you’ll notice my progress bar actually moved. My goal is to get this sucker finished ASAP.

I’m on this whole “get yourself back on track” kick this week, which means getting up earlier, getting some exercise in, and just generally being more productive. We’ll see how it goes. The getting up earlier is the one that’s really going to get me – if I can do that, the rest will (hopefully) fall into place.

And that’s pretty much it for me this week. How about you? Are you doing anything special to mark the last week of summer?


Jamie D. said...

You've been crusin' along, sounds like - congrats on all the great progress! :-) Sounds like a fun but exhausting weekend. I hope you're resting up...

I've managed to catch up enough to be comfortable again, and get back to some blog reading, obviously. ;-) This week I've got equal parts revising and writing to do, and I should probably plan something fun for my anniversary, which is on Saturday. Other than that, same ol', same ol'. ;-)

Off to read your 30 questions...or however many are up...

C R Ward said...

*sigh* I was cruisin' along until that evil spawn of Satan (AKA, my daughter) gave me the Sookie Stackhouse series to read and that's pretty much all I've been doing since. Six books down, four to go.

Jamie D. said...

You know what I have to say to that?

Read faster. LOL