Here’s how my week looked:
Goal: Work on WIP in evening after kids go to bed.
Reality: This seems to be working well, although I haven’t managed it every night of the week. Some nights I crash almost as soon as they do. :) But, I’m making good progress – the Hubster occupied the kids for a large portion of this weekend, allowing me to get 4-5 hours in – an unheard of chunk of time! Thanks, T-Man!
Goal: Read and promote other’s blogs 1 hr/day in the morning.
Reality: So far I’ve managed to make this work, although I never am able to get to as many blogs as I’d like.
Goal: Write 4 posts/week to stockpile for baby’s arrival.
Reality: This actually hasn’t been a problem at all. In fact, it’s eeking into my writing time in the evening. Who knew nesting urges would bleed into blog writing?
Goal: Schedule blog posts for when baby arrives.
Reality: This is going well! I’m so grateful to you lovely volunteers. Those who have already sent me your posts, thanks! And those whose posts are on the way, I can’t wait to see what you send me! It really means so much to me that you’re willing to help. These WANA methods are the bomb!
Goal: Reduce blogging to three times a week.
Reality: Yep. I did it. And while it’s definitely easier on me, it’s not been easy to accept. I’ll be interested to see how my traffic fares in March because of the reduced content. I keep reminding myself that after Little Miss Took arrives and life smooths out again, I can always go back to posting more often. Right now, though, I’ll stick to this goal.
Goal: Ignore social media during homeschool time.
Reality: This worked about 85% of the time. There were some down times when I was able to do a little blog-reading on my phone, so I guess you could say I cheated a little. But, committing to a work/school schedule has really smoothed out lots of bumps. I think we’re falling into a rhythm here that we can easily maintain.
Goal: Put 5 minute test mile theory back into practice.
Reality: Nope. Didn’t do it. Not even a little. This momma is tuckered out from chasing her offspring around while carrying a giant kicking watermelon in her abdomen.
Goal: Allow myself to nest.
Reality: Giggle, snort. I don’t think there would be any stopping me at this point.
Goal: Whole foods brekkie and lunches.
Reality: Easy, peasy. This one’s been no problem at all.
So, overall, I’m tickled with how the week went. I can definitely feel myself slowing down, but the end is in sight, pregnancy-wise, and so it feels pretty short term. Give me a couple months, and I’ll be zipping around like a crazy woman again!
I hope y’all had happy, productive weeks, too. Lots o’ love,