Project 2011 – Week Two
January 13, 2011 § 10 Comments
It’s week two of Project 2011 hosted by the lovely Cate @ Moments of Whimsy. Go on over and check out her update to see how she and the other participants are doing. If you’re not already on board, we encourage you join in at any time.
Onto my week…
1) Well, truthfully we gave up the evening walks as soon as the weather started getting cold. I don’t know about you but a 30 minute jaunt in -20 C windchill is not my idea of a relaxing time. Instead we’ve opted to start pedaling on the new exercise machine we just inherited from Hubby’s parents. Unfortunately, it’s called an exercise machine and there’s no getting around fooling my body that I’m doing something else. I HATE it. Our first round, Hubby burned 181 calories, Daughter burned 74 and I burned 12. How embarrassing. On an up note though, Hubby and I had an amazing romp last night that must have burned at least 300. 😉 (Oh sorry, was that TMI? Hehehe.)
Tada! I actually started working on my novel. It took me almost 20 minutes just to find my files – yes, it had been that long since I even opened my laptop. Anyway, I found them and to my surprise and utter joy, I found a chapter that I had totally forgotten that I started…a good five or so pages. Happy day.
3) So far still no pampering but I have two weeks left in the month and I’ve promised myself a nice hair cut. I’m looking forward to that.
4) I still haven’t written any poetry. And I’m beginning to think I was bang on when I thought that perhaps the poems were hindering more than helping right now. I do feel much lighter emotionally and I find that I’m not dwelling at all.
5) Ah, kinder to myself. This one is so tricky but I did manage to do something this week that I normally do not. See, the thing is I promised myself that today I would work on my novel – tomorrow the kids and I are going to be out all day running around and then it’s the weekend and Hubby is home and it’s a little harder to fit it in. Well, yesterday I got a spontaneous invite to hang out with a dear friend today and before even thinking about it, I said yes.
Well, wouldn’t you know it, it wasn’t long before I realized that I had just broken a promise to myself. Not very kind of me at all. But I already told my friend I would go. Aha, but I had previously told myself that I would write. It was indeed a struggle because I hate letting other people down or otherwise disappointing them. But I’m also getting fed up with doing it to myself too. Anyway, in the end I swallowed my pride and admitted to my friend that I should not have accepted the invitation as I had made a previous commitment to myself and apologized. It was hard but it felt good and I’m very proud of myself.
Go me! 😀