ROW80 Check-In 02-29-12


Here’s how my week looked:


Goal: Work on WIP in evening after kids go to bed.

Reality: This seems to be working well, although I haven’t managed it every night of the week.  Some nights I crash almost as soon as they do.  🙂  But, I’m making good progress – the Hubster occupied the kids for a large portion of this weekend, allowing me to get 4-5 hours in – an unheard of chunk of time!  Thanks, T-Man!


Goal: Read and promote other’s blogs 1 hr/day in the morning.

Reality: So far I’ve managed to make this work, although I never am able to get to as many blogs as I’d like.

Goal: Write 4 posts/week to stockpile for baby’s arrival.

Reality: This actually hasn’t been a problem at all.  In fact, it’s eeking into my writing time in the evening.  Who knew nesting urges would bleed into blog writing?

Goal: Schedule blog posts for when baby arrives.

Reality: This is going well! I’m so grateful to you lovely volunteers. Those who have already sent me your posts, thanks! And those whose posts are on the way, I can’t wait to see what you send me!  It really means so much to me that you’re willing to help.  These WANA methods are the bomb!

Goal: Reduce blogging to three times a week.

Reality: Yep.  I did it.  And while it’s definitely easier on me, it’s not been easy to accept.  I’ll be interested to see how my traffic fares in March because of the reduced content.  I keep reminding myself that after Little Miss Took arrives and life smooths out again, I can always go back to posting more often.  Right now, though, I’ll stick to this goal.


Goal: Ignore social media during homeschool time.

Reality:  This worked about 85% of the time.  There were some down times when I was able to do a little blog-reading on my phone, so I guess you could say I cheated a little.  But, committing to a work/school schedule has really smoothed out lots of bumps.  I think we’re falling into a rhythm here that we can easily maintain.


Goal: Put 5 minute test mile theory back into practice.

Reality: Nope.  Didn’t do it.  Not even a little.  This momma is tuckered out from chasing her offspring around while carrying a giant kicking watermelon in her abdomen.

Goal: Allow myself to nest.

Reality:  Giggle, snort.  I don’t think there would be any stopping me at this point.

Goal: Whole foods brekkie and lunches.

Reality:  Easy, peasy.  This one’s been no problem at all.

So, overall, I’m tickled with how the week went.  I can definitely feel myself slowing down, but the end is in sight, pregnancy-wise, and so it feels pretty short term.  Give me a couple months, and I’ll be zipping around like a crazy woman again!

I hope y’all had happy, productive weeks, too.  Lots o’ love,



11 thoughts on “ROW80 Check-In 02-29-12

  1. Gloria Richard Author says:

    AWESOME accomplishments, Myndi! I think you get that 5 minute mile in while chasing the kiddos around. I do NOT know how you do it all. You’re an inspiration in action.

    If you still need a guest blogger, let me know. That, too, was a wanna-do where Intention met Procrastination en route.

  2. Natalie Hartford says:

    Ahhhmazing Myndi – you are kicking butt with your goals. Luv it!
    And FYI, I think chasing offspring around while carrying a giant kicking watermelon in your abdomen is exercise enough. LOL!! Wonderful week – here’s to another bang up one ahead…woot woot!

  3. Jennifer Jensen says:

    Sounds look like you’ve got a good handle on balancing writing and homeschooling, even with a watermelon in your belly! Wish I could do as well, and I not only don’t homeschool and I’m not pregnant, but I don’t have *any* kids at home!

    When are you due, anyway?

    • Myndi stray sock away from insanity. says:

      Ack! Don’t get too excited. I don’t think I’ve ever ran a 5 minute mile in my life! My 5-min test mile theory just combines Jenny Hansen’s idea of a ‘test mile’ in writing – sitting down and writing every day for x amount of minutes whether you want to or not, and see if you get into the swing of it – and exersice. For me, 5 minutes is usually all I need to get into the swing of exercise. That’s why I call it a ‘test mile’ (like a test mile in running). Trust me…no running actually happening here, for at least the next two months. 🙂 And I’m so very, super cool with that! 🙂 Thanks for popping by Ingrid!!

  4. asraidevin says:

    RE: visit blogs. Use the like button if you don’t have time to comment, at least you let people know you are reading. It is my new best friend (well right after browser spell check).

  5. Tia Bach says:

    Clearly you need to write a book on time management… wow! Homeschooling, that right there makes you a saint in my eyes and a baby coming (how have I missed this previously). Wishing you all the best, but sounds like you are on a roll! (and isn’t it so lovely when hubbies help out!)

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