Here I go again with the shock of how much I have achieved since Sunday’s check-in, but seriously even I wonder how I manage to get so much done in such a short time!
I had the day off on Sunday and we spent some quality family time, all six of us! We went ten-pin bowling then had Sunday Lunch out. It made a lovely change, we don’t do this kind of thing nearly enough now my two are so grown-up, but teenagers have their own things to do so I’m not going to deprive them of that, although when we are all together we should do more of this kind of thing!
So. then I spent Sunday night reading till late, which gave me one more book to my total so far.
Monday was therapy, shopping and housework, by the time all that was done there wasn’t much time before cooking dinner and then me and the other half went to the cinema to see The Iron Lady (okay so that’s my new film for this week!).
Tuesday I spent most of the day sorting out the office, it was almost completed last week but OH is a messy blighter and if I wait for him I’ll never get my desk but I cracked on (his desk and surrounding space is still a tip) and now my desk is usable and for the first time I am sat at it writing this instead of curled up on the sofa! haha 😀
What do you think of my new workspace? so far I keep being told it’s too neat! hehe
Okay so given that I have barely no time to myself since my last check-in lets see what I have done…
I have written 3 blog posts, one I still need to edit my photographs for so it is not quite complete yet. I only need to write 2 more to hit my target this week.
I am scheduled to be guest blogger over at TWIM on Saturday so I will need to browse round the blogs of the Madosphere to find content for the round up of the weeks best Mentalist blog posts for that.
I haven’t done any editing/updating of my blog pages yet this week.
I have commented on 34 blog posts this week.
I have read Divergent by Veronica Roth on Sunday evening (yes in one sitting) for the (Fifty/Fifty.Me) challenge, which I have a post going up about soon.
I have read the final 4 chapters of my beta reading for Jennifer Eaton, and sent her my comments and feedback – I hope she is already working on the sequel (even though this one has yet to be published) as I really want to read it now! lol
News – I am in the process of reading a number of things, awesome student BMJ article about The Meninges (free registration required to access) and lots of things about the Welfare Reform Bill #wrb and The Spartacus Report #spartacusreport. For more info on that check out campaigner Sue Marsh’s blog and The Not So Big Society’s commentary on the topic. Me being the person I am I am actually reading the full Welfare Reform Bill documents from the Government as well, not just what it is the news about it…
Yes the wii board is still in the box but I’ve done loads of housework,especially sorting out the office. Does that count as exercise?
Still waiting for my business course materials to arrive… and errm okay so for some reason I’m putting off starting the next assignment, but hey it’s not due till Feb…
I’m keeping up with reading, responding and tidying my email inbox and social networks managed a tiny bit more time on twitter some how! but still not as much as I would like…
I’ve added another 17 CD’s to back-up/itunes etc on laptop/server.
I watched The Iron Lady at the cinema last night for the 50/50 challenge an interesting portrayal of Baroness Thatcher, played by Meryl Streep. I very much enjoyed this moving look at Thatcher’s life presented as though from her own perspective.
My TV Shows none to watch, still not back from mid-season breaks 😦
I completed my first ‘Stranger’ Photography attempt, very successfully. You can read the post about my first stranger and the theme I now have for the project here and I already have my subject for next week sorted, just need to write the post up 🙂
I know I only did the Versatile Blogger award thing at last Sunday’s check-in, but I have been graciously awarded with it two more times this week from Gypsy’s Treasures http://www.gypsystreasures.com/ive-been-nominated-for-the-versatile-blogge-award/ and Prozac – http://mindfuckery.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/versatile-blogger-award/. I’m hoping no-one will mind if I don’t do the whole thing again so soon after doing it? But I would like to Thank Gypsy and Prozac for honouring me with this award again 😀 Please pop by and check out their blogs – they are awesome ladies!
So all in all a mega awesome achievement for having been so busy with normal life stuff already this week! Let’s see if I can keep up the good work for the rest of the week! 😀
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