Life is whirling by like space trash in orbit. Although I did manage to clip back a few cosmos and dahlias earlier this afternoon, wilted by the recent cold snap. I tried to take full advantage of the blip of sun that graced my yard, planting the iris bulbs generously gifted to me by my mother-in-law and stacking seven wheelbarrows full of firewood.
My Trinidad to Clam Beach training has gone largely by the wayside the past two weeks. I partly blame the crap weather and partly blame Thanksgiving chaos. I did manage to get a few miles in on Thanksgiving itself, but I have only been running once a week at best. The gold stars on my refrigerator are not amassing very quickly. It’s time to recommit and generally quit being a wimp. What’s a little rain and cold gonna hurt?
I haven’t tracked my points on Weight Watchers in weeks…and I didn’t even know Weight Watchers is switching to an entire new point system tomorrow until I read Scale Warfare’s blog a few days ago. What planet have I been on??? I guess tomorrow is as good a time as it’s gonna get to start fresh. At least I made it through Thanksgiving with only a half pound gain. I’d really like to finally actualize some success on the weight loss front. I feel like I’ve been dieting for the entire year but only have a 4.5 pound loss to show from my high in January.
Not very satisfying.
The novel, on the other hand, is proceeding with much more success. I don’t yet know if it’s any good, but I am well past the half-way mark, narrowing down on the final twenty thousand words—just ten or so more days of writing until I have my first rough draft. I don’t know if I will swing the 50,000 word deadline on Wednesday for National Novel Writing Month, but if I miss, it’ll be just barely. I’ve made writing a priority the past few weeks—coming in well above exercise—and it’s paid off.
Having two or three days off a week for the past little bit has been absolutely amazing. I have two weeks of part-time work left before I have to return to my usual five-day stints.
I’m trying not to think about it yet.