Welcome to your regularly scheduled Sunday Update. On Sunday and everything.
Okay, so I gave myself a good talking to on Wednesday over on Outside the Box. That didn't work. So, I bitch-slapped myself mentally during the wee hours of Saturday morning. That seemed to do the trick and I am back on track with editing Fertile Ground. As of last night, I have 180 pages left to edit - after I edited 50 yesterday. If I can get through 50 pages of edits a day, I will turn this in on time. Yeah, it sounds like a lot, but I can do this. If I stop frittering away my time with other stuff.
I spent part of last week prepping my bathroom for painting. Spackled holes, took down pictures, removed that ghastly and useless shelf above my window, spackled some more, bought paint and more spackle, began to think about caulking... STOP. My bathroom is now a shambles and will remain that way until I finish this editing pass. I'm leaving it all right where it is so I can stare at the mess I made every time I go in there. I believe it's irritating the crap out of Hubs - even though he hasn't said anything - but I need to do this the way I'm doing this. The sooner I finish MY WORK, the sooner I can have a nice bathroom again.
I spent part of last week getting the spare bedroom ready to be a guestroom because the Kid might be visiting in May. I bought a new bed, and sheets, and moved stuff so when the furniture arrives I can just put it in there. There's some patching work that needs to be done in there, too. I was getting ready to wash the walls... STOP. I have 6 weeks to get that done. I only have 7 days to finish this editing pass. The room will be ready when she gets here, but not this week.
Hubs is refurbishing the deck. He bought nice new boards to replace the crappy ones and painted all those yesterday. I offered to help him paint the railings... STOP. He knows I have work to do, so he turned me down.
The iris beds are looking awesome. I just thinned them last summer and they're already looking ready to thin again. Plus, I still have bulbs in a bucket, looking for a home. We decided to put them along the south wall of the garage. All we have to do is dig up about a foot wide patch... STOP. I told Hubs that was a great idea, but not this week. (See? I'm getting better at this.)
My daily activity routine suffered this past week. Scattered focus will do that to a gal. I really only exercised twice and took a walk one day. I got back on track yesterday. This will not be a stop because I need this. I feel better when I do something active like dancing rather than sitting on my arse all day.
What do you have to update this week?