Currently – October

by Chelsea Myers on September 29, 2016

Noteworthy:

  • We have made a pilgrimage to the World’s Largest McDonalds.  And it was large (and fortunately not packed, being the off season).  Large enough that the boys were done playing pretty quickly.  It had pretty good make-your-own pizza, though.

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  • School is going better for Will.  More of that in his post.

Reading:

  • Just finished – Drums of Autumn and The Outlandish Companion by Diana Gabaldon (listening), The Nine Tailors by Dorthy L. Sayers, Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky, The Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian Rubenstein (reading)
  • Currently – Lord John and the Hand of Devils by Diana Gabaldon (listening), back issues of the Smithsonian (reading)
  • Up next – So many things!  It’s so hard to choose.  As I have mentioned, I’m working on writing a middle-grade novel, so I’m reading a book about writing and a middle grade novel every month.  I need to finish a book on writing that I started last month and I got the first Artemis Fowl book as a Kindle deal so those are on the list.  I’ve also got the first Louise Penny novel that I’ve been wanting to read and a book on raising spirited children (not that I have one of those 😉 ).  And then we’ll have a book club meeting in two weeks…  I suppose I will see where the spirit moves me after I finish up my magazines.

Working on:

  • Two more professional development classes and then I’m DONE for the year and DONE with my online instruction certification.  Yay!
  • My first project as a statistical consultant.
  • My online stats classes, which have finally chilled out in the e-mail department.
  • The yard, which of all the household chores that need to be done, I enjoy the most (so long as my allergies aren’t killing me).
  • Writing, planning, thinking about my novel.

Running:

  • Can’t say that I’m a model of speed and/or enthusiasm most days, but I’ve really enjoyed running with my running group on Saturday mornings.
  • I’ve got two 1/2 marathons coming up in Nov and Dec, and I’m hoping for a shot at running 1:45.  That would take a great day – for me and for the weather – but I’ve had good surprises before.  I’m also running a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving and would like to run under 23 minutes again.

This time last year:

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Three years ago:

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Five years ago:

  • I was enjoying lovely early morning runs around beautiful Lake Mendota.

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