Checking In and Out

ROW80LogocopyWell, nothing quite so dramatic as actually checking out literally, of course.  But this has to be one of my shorter updates.  I really thought I was starting to take things easy after the end of the school year and then the JuNoWriMo, and then the…

You get the idea?

The CampNaNoWriMo for July is almost over, and I’m about 2K short of winning with my ‘lazy summer’ goal of 20K.  Easily doable between this evening and tomorrow as long as I do some BICHOP (Hands On Pen here…  I’m going old-school with notebooks and pens and lots of non-electronic time…  even a lot of my electronic time has been old-school, with DOS and Wordperfect 5.1).  And…  as long as I find the time to do it.

So..  count since Monday:

  • another 5K in words to ‘win’ CampNaNoWriMo — not quite, though I did get some editing in too on some older stories I’d been hoping to return to
  • ‘fun’ reading!  — not really, unless you count rediscovering love of old stories
  • exercise at least 15 min daily — Oh yes…  Oh, a definite yes.  I am rocking the exercise goal this week between swimming and karate…  and just general walking.  I blame Ingress for the walking.
  • online?  — I’m still catching up with visits (between all my blog hopping, I had something like 100 visits to make and we won’t talk about replying to comments…  *hangs head in shame*)
  • photography — I almost let this slide again, but I managed some pictures once a week or so.

In all, I’m satisfied.  It’s not perfect, but nothing is perfect.  All is well in my world.

4 responses to “Checking In and Out

  1. I flunked in my camp July NaNoWriMo. I didn’t reach my minimum goal.


  2. I often find myself promising myself that I’ll take it easy once I…., too. Might have a lot to do with belonging to a culture that seems to value doing far more than being…

    Over the last few months, though, I’ve started developing a morning routine of journaling, reading for enrichment, and meditation, shifting gradually from reflective to a more active mode. Not only is it letting me begin my day in a more reflective mode, but I’m also starting to see other places and ways that I let the doing take over. I’m just now beginning to see ways I can add a few deep breaths to these times…and It feels very good – centering and relaxing.

    Hooray for the exercise, and the progress on writing and photgraphy goals. I always count rereading old stories as ‘fun reading’, if only because it’s fun to see where I’ve come from, and what the stories have evolved into…


  3. Still a good week! And congrats on the Camp NaNoWriMo! ~throws confetti~ I can only do November, as I am usually busy with 15 other things during the rest of the year. I understand about commenting on the comments on my blog. I usually get to it eventually. 🙂

    Have a stellar week!!


    • I really SHOULD only do November. The strain of starting this summer off by racing through three NaNos in a row after a… different… time at school, was probably not the best thing I could have done. Then, it sounds like you were (and probably are) in a similar boat.