It’s that time of year. When you’re afraid to turn on the TV because of the nasty commercials and constant yelling. That’s right, it’s Primary Season. Don’t worry, no politics here. Twelve states go to the polls on Tuesday- Super Tuesday.
I have strong memories of election day. Voting was an important act in my house, growing up. My parents took me to the polls with them when they voted. They discussed the candidates and issues with me. When I was in high school, I remember my dad standing in the door, blocking entrance to an older friend. He had one question, “Did you vote today?” He didn’t ask who they voted for, just if they voted. If the answer was no, he told them to come back after they vote. Yes, he meant it and closed the door. Voting was important. I couldn’t wait to vote in my first election.
That initial energy I had for our political system has waned. Maybe it’s the depressing group of candidates we have. Maybe it’s the lack of progress Congress has made in the last few years. Maybe it’s the fact that my candidate hasn’t made it out of the Primary for the past 5 presidential primaries. That’s depressing!
On Tuesday, I will stand in line and cast my vote, praying that this candidate makes it to the White House. It doesn’t look good though. But I will vote and attempt to instill in my kids the importance of our political system, just as my parents did for me. Don’t drop by my house Tuesday if you haven’t voted.
On to Row80
Participate in the weekly Health/Fitness Challenge at church. Goal this week attend two workout classes and one day on treadmill. Total failure. Thankfully this is over and I can now go back to being happily lazy.
Read 4 books a month, roughly 1 book a week. I’m still reading Crimson Claymore by Craig A. Price Jr. I’m only 60 pages from the end, I stayed up too late trying to finish it.
-Edit book 2 in my mystery series. Nada! I’m tossing this goal for now.
-Work on self-publishing Book 1. This is my critique project. I have submitted the first 5 chapters.
-Institute Meatless Monday. I don’t have anything to say about this. Sorry.
-Keep up with the local Critique Group. I have four pieces to read this round. I’m waiting a little closer to the meeting to read them.
-At some point I need to write a story I’ve plotted. Goal this week is: 6,000 words. Check! I have written every morning this week. Except for Saturday and Sunday, kids are loud. Which in itself is something to celebrate. 6,559/11,051
– Edit/publish Mystic Brew. Done!
I’m getting there. I still need to work exercise into my schedule and eat better. Those two goals seem to be the hardest. I am writing daily, which feels great. Funny thing about writing, once you start to write, your brain opens up and floods with more ideas for new things to write.
How did you do this week?