|Me Time! - Maria A Smith|
And we're off!
Over the last week I've had lots of thinking time. Life hasn't been the usual mad hectic rush, however I'm all too aware it will be again soon. It's been lovely to be able to catch up with family and friends, and if I'm honest, I'd love to have another week's holiday to continue.
If you're a frequent visitor to my blog you'll know my week runs from Sunday to Saturday, so yesterday was effectively the end of the week for me. This is the way I like to look at my progress.
Yesterday, I reflected on what I'd done in the last seven days, and because I'd been jotting things down, I was quite surprised with myself. Okay, I'm on holiday, so things are a little different.
What I did in the last week;
Met a writing buddy for breakfast - Lovely to catch up and share plans for the year ahead.
Cooking - Two new recipes cooked, and they both went down well.
Music - Listened to loads of different stuff! Really enjoyed myself, and even had a bop around the kitchen too!
Phoenix Writers - Our first session of 2016, good company and some interesting words read. Lots of helpful critique.
Lunch - After the Phoenix meeting several of us went for refreshments at the local cafe bar.
Writing - Yes there was some! Lots of blogging. A 250 word piece of flash fiction, and another which has sort of ran away with me. I will have to reign that one back in this week.
#writingchat was full on last week too, nice to see some newbies. Don't forget, you can find us on Wednesday evenings 8pm-9pm UK time. Just search on the hashtag #writingchat
Reading - A bit of this and that, which I haven't done for ages.
Quiet - Time to relax without interruption, could be called thinking time too. Where? At the pool, then I crept into the steam room and enjoyed the silence.
Menus - What's for tea Mum? Well, actually, I can tell you because 'Super Woman' has planned all the meals for the next ten days. In my attempt to stick to the Slimming World plan I'm taking every precaution to not sabotage myself by not planning what I'm eating ahead of teatime. It simplifies shopping too.
|Menu Planning - Maria A Smith|
What I didn't do so well;
Sleep - That old chestnut! I stayed up and watched old movies. My OWN fault.
The week ahead;
- Daily words/rewrite/edits
- Interview for the Joined Up Writing Podcast
- Flash fiction challenge for the writers group.
- Read and critique a fellow writers manuscript
- Phoenix Writers Meeting
- Organise Dropbox
- Blog Post
- Sleep (Off to bed before 10.30pm at least twice)
- Pilates Personal Training (one to one) session
- Pilates class
- Slimming World session
Just For Fun
- Spend time doing something different
Do share your plans for the week ahead, I love hearing what you're all doing.