Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Caught up just in time to fall behind

A few weeks ago I posted about how behind I was in general from all the crap going on in my life. Well I'm proud to say for the most part I'm all caught up! I'm currently 1% ahead of my reading goal for the year. My feedly has been down to 0 unread blog posts, although right now it has about two days worth of posts to be read. That's how it is most of the time so I'm not worried about that. I finally got my hair cut which I talked about last week. I even managed to get it a few hours of the sims! The only thing I still feel behind on is meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking which all go together. I don't remember the last time we had a meal that you actually had to prepare but wasn't from a restaurant. Lately cooking around here equals putting chicken in the oven and stouffer's mac and cheese in the microwave. But overall I feel pretty good about where I am, although typing it out makes me kind of sad. I mean my life has gone so downhill that finishing a few books and getting my hair cut is an accomplishment. Unfortunately there's not much I can do about that so I'll take what I can get and be proud about it, even if my accomplishments seem silly or no big deal to others!

So that's the good news. The bad news? I've picked up some kind of cold. I'm back to sleeping 12+ hours, my throat is killing me, and I've felt like I was going to sneeze for like two days. Too bad they don't have a cold shot like they do for the flu! So I feel like I was at a good pace but now I'm slowing down again. Since it's October I was really hoping I could get ahead this month. Read a few extra books, freeze some meals, make my paracord bracelets to sell at homecoming, etc. November is NaNoWriMo and I'd love to participate this year if I can. Now I'm starting to get discouraged. I need to decide which is going to make me happier: participating but not getting very far and having to quit, or not even starting so I can't disappoint myself. Thankfully I don't have to decide yet as I already have a pretty good idea what I'm going to write about and don't think I'm going to do a lot of planning beforehand anyway. I guess right now I'm going to go with the flow and try not to worry about it too much. Do what I can, and if I don't meet my self-imposed goals try not to beat myself up about it.

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