How’s your summer been so far? I’ve been busy…
…trying to stay dry as Tropical Storm Debby swirled over the Gulf of Mexico and dumped inches of rain on the Florida peninsula, including our family vacation destination of Orlando.
My children were good sports. In spite of the incessant rain, they enjoyed the roller coasters, shopping, and time with their grandparents and aunt and uncle. The parks weren’t crowded or unbearably hot those first four days–generally a given in the Sunshine State the last week of June.
I was also busy…
…enjoying nature’s beauty.
At least, whenever I wasn’t busy….
…begging someone, anyone, to take my photo to prove I was also along on this vacation. (If you’re the family photog, you understand.)
I got my exercise, although I never stepped foot inside a gym, lifted a free weight, or jogged anywhere. I merely…
…chased after my family on one adventure after another.
Thankfully, they were game to eat lunch at Margaritaville, my little Key West fix to tide me over until couple’s getaway later this summer.
Back to cleaning the house, making meals, and running errands. As a writer, I’ve also committed to ROW80. If you’re interested, my goals are listed below.
Our near disaster of a vacation got me thinking. Despite your best-laid plans, have you ever been on a trip where everything seemed to go wrong?
- Read 5 books on the craft of writing.
- Read 5 books for enjoyment.
- Write 750 new words for When Dreams Collide daily.
- Critique partner’s next chapter each week.
- Write an article for LIRW Shoreline’s newsletter.
- Complete final revisions on A Daughter’s Final Promise .
- Create a digital scrapbook of our 2012 family vacation.
- Create a vlog, whether for my blog or for practice.
- Connect my blog to my new website address.
- Read and comment on 5 blog posts per day.
- Engage in social media 1/2 hour per day.
- Swim at least 10 laps in pool per day, unless bad weather.
- Do free weight exercises for 20 minutes per day.
- Plan five dinner meals per week, as opposed to throwing meals together at the last minute .
- Continue to create weekly blog for Margarita Moments.
- Research social activities for son to begin in September.
- Be cheerleader for daughter as she studies for MCAT exam.
- Take course related to day job.
- Write to my dad once a week.