Still behind. Still sorry. And I have so much catching up to do after my headaches, so it will probably take a bit, so I’m not ignoring you, I still adore you or am thrilled to meet you, I’m just behind.
And on to knotty. Which is how I found this post this morning, struggling as I was to find a K. It’s funny how we can tangle up and and around ourselves, exacerbating whatever pressure we had in the first place.
Which I am now doing.
Sometimes things seem to knot up all on their own, the metaphorical and the literal alike. Take, for instance, my headphones.
How is it that no matter what state I leave them in, the next time I see them they’re the World’s Biggest Ball of Headphones? Is it personal?
Stress does that too, back in the metaphorical realm, it weaves the problems together until it’s difficult to pick one out of the other. Not that I have any experience with that or anything.
But at least it’s Friday, and I’m now realizing this post isn’t AccountaClubby at all. In fact, I only just realized it was supposed to be (sneaky me) and that I hadn’t done the photo prompt yesterday.
See what I mean? Knots.
So: for #Accountaclub: yay #AtoZ! Yay many other annoying tasks that have to get done! Yay exercise!
Boo writing! Boo being a bad commenter and visitor!
Every Friday (see? E? That worked out pretty well) we have #AccountaClub, where we talk about our goals and how they went. They don’t have to just be weekly goals, either; big ones, small ones, whatever.
Bragging is encouraged! So is whining!
This is a friendly, supportive place, so let’s do that for each other.
AccountaClub actually sprung from a post-A to Z Challenge challenge, but we’ll talk about that later (come back for M!)
Do you think I was stalling before getting into my week? Good eye.
The A to Z Challenge is going well, I think, though I’m not visiting as many blogs as I’d like. I had a weather-related headache this week and it really slowed me down. Most annoying is it’s so far out of my control.
Not much writing outside of A to Z either, for the same reason. Fingers crossed for next week.
Fitness was great, though, five days, five workouts, Daily Burn is a perfect solution for me. The variety keeps me in it. Today was yoga, which was great.
I decided to get some laundry done this morning, and thus I’m posting later. I like a little flexibility with my blogging time, I may experiment on days when the morning is more opportune for other things, so watch this space. But maybe at a different time.
It’s AccountaClub time! Let’s talk about our weeks. I’ll go first, for obvious reasons, namely if you go first there will be no post to go first on.
OK, so writing is eh, I’ve been doing some research to try to figure out how to make my project that disappointed me better. It was a bit helpful, but I need more of that.
I’m doing laundry so I’m going to count that.
And exercise was great, five days, five workouts and that’s the full month of March! When I do a full month, I am rewarding myself with something exercise-y. For January, I got myself a new pair of yoga pants; for February it was headbands.
This week is a bookend, dentist on Monday, hair appointment today, so self-care of differing types and differing levels of “I don’t wanna.”
The Daily Burn theme this week was getting out of your comfort zone, and I did try to do that in several ways; I mean the dentist for one, though that was just good timing.
Speaking of Daily Burn, even with the cold I had over the weekend, I hopped right back into working out and I really do think it sped up the recovery. Not all colds are equal of course. Some, like pigs, are more equal than others.
But five days, five live workouts. I rewarded myself for last month with a dozen new headbands.
I’m such a rebel.
Writing was an interesting bag this week. I came across those old comedy sketches I talked about earlier, which were just not good. That really put me in a bad frame of mind.
When I got to my project I’d been letting cool, I thought it was horrendous. Extremely, extremely horrendous. So that wasn’t awesome. I went back to it yesterday and was able to do a little work on it but it’s so incredibly first-drafty.
Which it is.
I also got back into another edit with a completed manuscript and that was, to my great relief, much better. It’s amazing, though how that kind of frustration can put you in a mindset.
So that was my week. A little shake up of routine, a little cold water to the face, and some great workouts.
It’s Friday! And I seem to have picked up a cold. Nothing major, I’m just stuffy and draggy, which kind of matches the weather today.
But because I’m stuffy and draggy, it’s going to be a quick one.
So no writing this week, but that wasn’t the goal, I had other stuff with deadlines that had to get done. And I did it. I used the method of breaking the task up to make it less overwhelming, doing a bit per day as I had the time before I had to get it in.
I highly recommend it for a big task you don’t really want to do but have to. It helps to make it less daunting.
So that’s a check.
And even with the germs brewing, I did my five workouts, all live. So that’s also good.
Besides that, I’m sniffley and just kind of tired, so I’m going to indulge that a little and take it on the easier side today. How was your week?
Well, if you’re curious about how the week went, I started out by typing “2018” as the year. Even though we’re into March at this point.
It’s been a distractible week. Case in point: started writing, decided my fingernails were annoyingly long, got up, took care of that, noticed the extra set of feet for my sofa so the Roomba has more room just waiting to be placed, and just struggled those under the sofa, which was neither fun nor easy, and sat down to write the post.
Still have to empty the Roomba, but one thing at a time, right?
And I feel like that’s a good thought for the week. One thing at a time.
We can get so jumbled, so many things to do, not sure of the order in which to do them. That will be a puzzle for next week.
Side note, getting those feet under the sofa was so exhausting, it’s definitely tamed some of the distraction.
I did finish the banner I was talking about earlier in the week, and by popular demand (one person asked) here it is.
Yes, one side is higher than the other as it hangs, but you try hanging a banner by yourself!
Writing this week was very limited, though I’ve been thinking about a project I want to start, and I’m closer to getting it going. There have been a lot of not-writing-conducive things happening this week, so you just have to roll with it.
Fitness, though, was awesome. I loved every trainer and every workout was particularly good, so that was a big plus, especially given how tired I was by the end of the week. Well today. I’m tired today.
I’ve been a little better about going to bed earlier, I’d like to push it back a bit, but there’s an improvement, so I’ll take it.