Non-Productive Almost Productive

Well, January flew by fairly quickly. Though it feels like the last two decades have flown. I begin each month with a BIG list of things to get done. Normally, accomplish half if I’m lucky. January stayed with the normal accomplishments. I’m a little disappointed but I will once again make that list for February and begin again. I think I’m addicted to lists. 🙂

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I didn’t finish reading any books, sigh. Read, but it was mostly articles. Too bad those don’t count on GoodReads. 🙂 I did buy two books thanks to the youngest son wanting his comic books. At least he is reading. Wish I could get his brother to read. Sigh.

February is here and I celebrated another birthday. The youngest made me a vanilla cake. I did not once get up and help him. I wanted to but he has to learn on his own. He has made several now. Hubby, Jessup, and Adric helped me celebrate. Daughter posted some nice pictures with some wonderful words. 🙂 She should be writing. She is good at it. The oldest son I didn’t hear from but he is out to sea (Navy) so I will forgive him. LOL.

I did get lazy this week and we ate out a lot. I figured my birthday week so why not. I do feel sluggish so back to cooking this week.

I hope your February goes great in all aspects of your life!

I’m pushing forward to get crap done! 🙂 LOL

A my bday 2018 Adric who made the cake and lighting the candles. I’m afraid we have a fire loving kid, he kept trying to do tricks with it. Ugh. LOL

J my bday 2018 Jessup, he looks thrilled. LOL

H my bday 2018 The hubby. 🙂

Spring Time Changes

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I have stayed busy and consistent with editing every day for Camp NaNo! Makes me feel great! 🙂 I know another edit will need to be done after this challenge because there are some boring holes to fill. Oops.

I feel confident! I am energized to get er done! 🙂

I updated my blog as you can see. I think I really like it. It is clean and easy to read. I can change the colors easy as well. The header proved a challenge with my blog title but I finally found one. I think I will make me some for the next update now that I have my Illustrator program back. I love that Adobe does monthly subscriptions now. Though it does stink to pay for one program for almost the same price for the whole set but my computer graphics card can’t handle it. I do need to learn lots more on Illustrator so that is ok. I do miss Photoshop but maybe once I can upgrade the graphics then I can get all the programs again.

I did something I thought I would never do, I deactivated Facebook. I thought if I am going to get my HUGE list of things done I better do it. I feel rather good about it. I doubt I am missed. I didn’t have much interaction from people. I will miss other people’s updates but I must get things done. It was easy to pass an hour or two reading everyone’s. LOL.

I can hear “Lazy” the cat meowing so I better get out of the Creative Cave and give him some attention! I don’t allow the cats in here and it bothers them. Too much to knock over and “Emobear” loves to chew on PAPER! Go figure! LOL. My tummy is growling.

Have a splendid week!

Oh Forgetful One

blog list AprilMy newest idea is to tape my short list inside my Nook. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that before. 🙂 I open my Nook everyday whether for reading or using other Apps. I think that will work. Right? Who am I kidding I am the queen of procrastination.

I really try to keep myself productive during the day since I do not work outside of the home. I like to make lists because as I cross them off I feel like I have accomplished something. A bit of a mind game with myself. It helps to keep me on track. When it works. 🙂

I have a calendar in Google with everyday tasks and print it out weekly. I don’t always follow it in the order it is listed. I definitely don’t accomplish all the tasks. Why the heck do I keep making them?

I think it makes me feel like I am working. I had a calendar at work, when I was working, that kept track of deadlines so I guess that is why I still make them.

I know if I didn’t put certain tasks or events on it I would definitely forget them. It has happened on occasion.

Recently I was busy doing research online and completely forgot to pick up my son from school!

If my google calendar had not sent me the text my son would have walked all the way home. Thank goodness it was a nice day and he had headed this way.

Of course, when I reached him he gave me a difficult time. 🙂 If we lived closer to the school, I wouldn’t mind him walking but it is quite a hike. Plus, it gets me out of the house and breaks the routine of the day to go pick him up. 🙂

I have on my Google calendar when to write, blog, clean, errands, art, emails, bills, and the biggest one I forget to do EXERCISE! 🙂 Hmm maybe that is more being lazy. I do like to exercise I just don’t seem to accomplish that one as often as I should. I am a creature of habit so I need to make it a habit.

Guess what I do with each sheet printed? Trash? Keep?

Yes, I three hole punch each week and it is nicely put in a notebook. I’m weird. 🙂 It actually comes back to that forgetful thing. I can look up a certain day and know a bit of what I did. I also write on it when I take my blood pressure pills, etc. It has many purposes.

It has been handy if I need to look back on those days if someone has a question about something on one of the days.

When I was in my teenage years and even twenties I could recall almost anything without ever writing it down.  Miss that. 😦

One good thing, gives me reason to buy lots of neat post-it notes and play with templates for calendars on the computer. 🙂

Do you have to keep track of tasks and notes? Is your memory still as sharp as a whipper snapper? (My grandma use to say that)

 

 

 

 

 

Journal Time Aug 8-14

August 8
Question? Do you make enough money?

Year 2012
Hubby does. I’m unemployed by choice right now. Self-employed artist and writer with no income. 🙂

Year 2013
Hubby does, but getting close to retiring and then uh oh. I’m an unemployed, by choice, writer. Soon to be looking for a job. 🙂

August 9
Question? Write down your last sent text message.

Year 2012
I delete mine all the time. I don’t really text a whole lot. Mostly the hubby and the kiddos.

Year 2013
I deleted it before reading this question. Usually don’t text much. No one really texts me much. 🙂

August 10
Question? What are you running from at this moment?

Year 2012
Small town life for awhile. Not because I hate it, just ready for a change, maybe it is mid-life crisis time. 🙂

Year 2013
How much weight I have gained since high school so therefore MIRRORS! 🙂 Working at that weight issue though. 🙂

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August 11
Question? How many stamps are in your passport?

Year 2012
None. Zero. Nada.

Year 2013
Absolutely zero! I hope to change that in the near future. I guess I better have a job first. 🙂

August 12
Question? What is your resolution for tomorrow?

Year 2012
Get this place organized. Unpack from moving across the state!

Year 2013
Edit my novel I have wrote. Step it up and get this book done!

August 13
Question? What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday morning?

Year 2012
Sleep in a little. Family time. Chill. Relax.

Year 2013
Chill out of course! I like to sometimes cook a big breakfast. Watch a bit of TV with the hubby. Watch one son bowl when it is bowling season. Watch the other son play football.

August 14
Question? Did you complete your to-do list for the day?

Year 2012
Heck no, I am a procrastinator.

Year 2013
Nope. Some done though. Yay! My lists are usually really long. I guess I feel I have to be a super hero or something. 🙂

I did get the emails read, the boys’ laundry done, went to the YMCA and worked out, read blogs, and wrote this blog. 🙂

Yes I have lists on my phone, on paper, and all electronics…still don’t get them done. 🙂

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