Busy work has an awful consequence of no time for anything else. Today, our new TV came which meant watching the kids (while reading daily blogs) so hubby could hook up the monstrosity. Of course this meant that he needed to make a trip to the electronics store because he was missing some cords. We decided we would all go out to eat for lunch and then quickly go to the electronics store. Unfortunately, the restaurant we chose had a line around the freakin’ building - no thanks. The nice thing was, the second restaurant we picked was near my dad’s work so he met us for lunch - yay!
Quickly, we went to Fry’s. Quickly, my husband looking at every cord in the place while he kids and I watched Wall-E in the TV department. Quickly turned into a lengthy trip.
When we finally got home, I put the kids in their rooms for quiet time but it was already 3:30 and I don’t like letting the little one sleep past 5pm. How much work can I get done in an hour and a half? None. Great.
I did get everything worked out at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods though. I will be starting there next month. I am taking basic (blah) classes but I guess I have to start somewhere. Once I was finished answering their emails and talking on the phone with them - it was 5pm.
Now the little girl is laying next to me watching Diego while I try to get some homework done. If you didn’t notice - please direct your attention to my word count from yesterday. No, that is no typo, I typed over 4,000 words! Awesome. Too bad I have to keep that up every day for the rest of the month to hit my goal.
I think I earned bragging rights yesterday though. I accomplished (almost) everything I had wanted. However, the shelves were never put up in the closet so I wasn’t able to hang up all the clothes. Totally not my fault.
I did get all my writing goals complete and used Write or Die. Tonight I will use it again. I don’t think there is anything on television so I should be able to finish everything that I haven’t even started. Ugh.
Today my only homework is to respond to five discussions posts in Women’s Studies (30-45 mins), which I plan to do right now before dinner. After the kids go to bed I’d like to complete extended outline from yesterday (30 mins, 1,000 word goal) and then start on the extended character sketches (1 hr, 2,000 word goal). I still have to update my personal journal and… yes, of course… put away the clothes. *sigh*
I learned yesterday, when I put my mind to my goals, I can accomplish them. It is much too easy to just put thing off but I have to remember the great feeling I get when I succeed in my goals. Plus, the more I complete, the closer I get to having my name on a novel and a degree in my hand.
*here’s to that*