End of Round 1 Row80

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter. Ours was wet. I was disappointed in the rainy morning. I couldn’t wear my Easter hat to church 😦 It was also the first year we didn’t get a family picture, not even one taken inside. It was bleak and rainy. I did wrangle the kids into a quick shot at church. It’ll have to do. Although, we are celebrating my mother’s birthday (65) on Thursday. I think I can squeeze in a quick photo then. It won’t be Easter, but close enough.

Other than the rain, we had a great day at church and lunch with family. The bunny was nice enough to limit the amount of candy delivered to my wild ones. He also gave them an iTunes gift card. Really? What else do you get teenagers?

My children are growing up. I’ve notice how we interact with each other is changing as well. Last night, as my oldest was buying music. We talked about…music. My second favorite thing. She surfed through my catalogue of songs and periodically squealed when she found a song she wanted. We debated the finer points of Green Day and Fall Out Boy. She’s still trying to convince me she’s old enough to go to a rock concert on a school night in Birmingham. Hahahaha! Yeah, I don’t think so.

The surprising big winner of the evening was – “Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce.  This song is older than I am. (I checked!) I have strong memories of this song. It’s always been there. I think my mother had the original album. That’s not why she likes it. She likes it because of the X-Men! That’s okay, I like the X-Men too.


Round 1 of Row80 is now over. The new round starts on April 4th. Make plans to join the fun. It really does help with staying motivated.

Red highlights were a total failure.

Blue highlights were either constant progress, which I count as a success or completed.

Participate in the weekly Health/Fitness Challenge at church.  

I have to find a way to increase my physical activity. I will have this as a goal until I find something that works.

Read 4 books a month, roughly 1 book a week.   Easy Peasy. I love to read. According to Goodreads, I’ve read 22 books this year. My goal for the year is 52. Right on track.
-Edit book 2 in my mystery series.   

This is on hold until I fix book1
Work on self-publishing Book 1.  Book 1 is my project for critique group. I consider that a step toward publication. It just won’t be this year. 
Institute Meatless Monday. Total failure. I’m trying to make a plan to eat healthier, vegetarian just did not work. I will have a revised goal for next round.
-Keep up with the local Critique Group.  Complete. It’s hard not to finish this one.
At some point I need to write a story I’ve plotted.  Completed and it is now “resting”.

Edit/publish Mystic Brew.   Done!

I also finished edits to Missing Children and signed up for Camp NaNo. Happy dance. I did well with my writing goals, but my lifestyle changes fell apart early on. I’m not surprised.  In honesty, I don’t think I really wanted to make those changes. That’s something I have to work on. I’m currently healthy enough not to have daily medication that most people I know take. I want to keep it that way. Moderation is the key.

There we are. Not bad for the beginning of the year. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds.

How did round 1 go for you?




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