The dreaded check-in
Okay, I thought before Jenny Hansen comes over here and grabs me by the throat that I would kick my own butt in gear and get my Row80 post up!
Well, let’s take a look at how I did last week…
It was not a pretty picture. In fact I don’t know why I am bothering with this because last week was absolutely crazy. And for those of you that know me, Hubby had surgery at the beginning of the week, which was no small task and that threw the whole week off, though not completely.
Shall we take a peak? Although seriously, it’s not worth looking at. But here it goes…
Goals for Round 1:
1- Work on my current WIP five days a week.
Uh, nope. No surprise there. I could not mentally get into it. I was zapped.
2- Check in with Donna Newton at WWBC once a week.
Donna was in L.A. and then I was busy with Hubby.
3- Participate in my online class to help authors balance writing and business with Bob Mayer.
Aha! This I did participate in and turned in my assignment as well.
4- Blog at least once a week.
Well what do you know? Yep, I posted. And what a wonderful guest post by Tim L. O’Brien. It was an awesome piece of writing. Great job Tim. Thank you!
5- Visit and support 5 bloggers per day.
Check. Believe it or not, I did find time for that. Just don’t ask me how I did it. And yet again I found some wonderful blog posts too!
6- Tweet at least once per day.
Check. Did that more than once. How did I do that? All I can say is that from the start of this, my intention is to support others!
7- Exercise on my elliptical twice a week.
Well, uh…Nada. That didn’t happen either. There simply wasn’t any time and I was pooped.
So now I’m looking forward to a fresh new start to this week!
Whew, okay I did it. That wasn’t really so bad. And I’m not alone. There are others that are right beside me to help me along the way. So that I don’t irritate my wonderful supportive subscribers, feel free to delete my ROW80 posts if they start to irritate you. They probably won’t be all that interesting, unless…
Unless I can temp you all to join us over at the party at ROW80! Feel free to jump in anytime. See you there!
So what do you think? How did I do? I wasn’t able to meet all my goals, but are you all still behind me? Can I still count on your support?
Awe, thanks guys! I knew I could count on you!
My gosh Karen, given your week I think you should stop and give yourself a huge pat on the back! You did amazing!!
How is hubby recovering? I hope he’s coming along wonderfully….we are sending him good thoughts and positive healing vibes!!!
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Thank you Natalie. I am taking your advice and patting myself on the back right now! Hubby, well it’s hard to say. I think it’s going to be a slow recovery because it has to do with nerve pain and that just takes time. The surgeon was optimistic. So I’m thankful for that. I will send him your positive vibes! 🙂
Considering everything you had on your plate this week, Karen, you did fantastic. Yay! Just take it one day at a time and remember you’re human. 🙂
SheilaSeabrook recently posted..ROW80: Week 3 Check In
Thanks Sheila! Human eh? Well I’m just glad it’s the start of a new week! 🙂
Considering everything you had a fab week!! You survived to go at it another week and you have your goals pointing you in the direction you want to go, pretty awesome!!
Well thank you very much for your encouragement S.J.! You can drop by anytime! You are awesome yourself S.J.! Thanks a lot! 🙂
Karen, I’m sorry to hear about your husband’s health issues and I wish him a speedy recovery.
Cut yourself some slack – you did great under the circumstances. Have a fabulous week ahead!
Angela Orlowski-Peart recently posted..I Will Not Be Blogging Tomorrow – Please Read Why!
Oh Angela, with your crazy week, how are you? With no electric last week, did you have internet withdrawal? Thanks soo much for coming by and checking on me. I plan on a fabulous week and I hope the same for you also Angela! 🙂
Hey – you are doing really well considering your commitments. Feel good about yourself. I would. I hope your hubby feels better soon. 🙂 Hugs X
Oh Shah, thanks for the hugs. How did you know I needed them? I will work on feeling good about myself. That’s a tough one as we are sometimes tougher on ourselves than others, eh? Thank you so much for taking the time to come cheer me on! 🙂
Hiya Karen 🙂
What a week! I think you did fantastic. Family comes first. I hope hubby feels better soon. Cheering you on, it is a new day, a new week 🙂
Raelyn Barclay recently posted..National Pie Day
What a week is right! And thank you. Hubby is slowly coming along. I don’t know about the fantastic part, but I’m with you. It’s a new day and a new week, yeah! Thanks for cheering me on Raelyn! 🙂
Hope things are getting back to normal and that you have a productive and blessed week!
Tim L O’Brien recently posted..Trying To Find My Way Home
It better get back to normal Tim. But then again, I’m beginning to wonder what normal actually is. Thank you for your support and you better get busy blogging or am I going to have to come get you again? LOL! 🙂
Taking care of your family comes first, right? Check!
I hope everyone is doing well Karen!! Wishing you all a great week (and we are all doing fine here–you are so sweet to check in!!)
All the best to you!
Coleen Patrick recently posted..The Young Know Everything
Check, family first, got it Coleen! And of course I came to see you. I always try to support my friends! Thanks for checking in on me Coleen! 🙂
I’d say you have a very good reason to let a few things slide for a bit. Your hubby should be first and I hope that his recovery goes smoothly. I’m pretty sure even Jen (while she is motivated) would cut you some slack on this one.
I hope your coming week is an excellent one, Karen 🙂
Gene Lempp recently posted..A Book Review, an Award & ROWdate 1-22
Hi Gene! Thanks for coming by to give me some encouragement! Oh I was just kidding around about Jenny kicking my butt. To tell you the truth Gene, I’m a little afraid of Jenny but don’t tell her okay? Yes, I’m hoping that this week will be excellent! 🙂
Lol, Karen! What a hoot!
I never stick to my lists. There’s always something I just don’t have the time for.
Anyway, you just get in touch when you need something. I’ll hold off on the search party for now 🙂
Uh oh. She’s dropping in to check on me. I must have been MIA for too long. Oh hi there Donna! Yep, I’m a hoot alright! More like losing my mind I’m afraid. lol. And between you and me I dislike lists too. But I thought I might give R0W80 a try and see if it will keep me on track with my goals. Time will tell. Not to worry, you will hear from me soon! Thanks Donna! 🙂
I think you did amazing all things considered. You need to cut yourself some slack. I’m proud of you and I think you know I am 100% behind you. You’ve got my support. Feel free to dump on me or celebrate with me anytime.
Debra Kristi recently posted..Launch Needed: Row80 Check-in 1/22
You are awesome Debra! Thank you so much for always being there for support when I need it. Let’s just hope that this week will be a little more peaceful than the last! Then we’ll celebrate! 🙂
Hang in there, Karen! Hope hubby is on the mend, and that this week is better! *hugs* from your WWBC sister 😀
K.B. Owen recently posted..ROW80 check in – Round 1, Week 3
Hey Sis! LOL!!!
Good to see you Kathy! Thanks for dropping by and all your encouragement. Yes, it is going to be a better week! 🙂
Sometimes we have to set the goals aside for other priorities. So glad to hear all went well with your husband! With all you had going on, you did fantastically well to get done what you did! It’s a new week, so jump back in when you’re able – and here’s hoping it’s a calmer week!
Jennette Marie Powell recently posted..ROW80 Update: Eat Lunch In
You know Jennette, you seem to have your priorities in order because you’re getting a lot of writing done. That is the goal I am really going to focus on. Thank you for your concern about my husband. And yes I do hope that this week will be much calmer! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my update!!! It sounds like you are busy with life! I’m new with row80 as well…and treadmills are evil!
Id love to get into some sort of update comment pact with you if your interested! Lol nice to meet you!
So nice to have you visit Brittney! And thank you for coming by to give me support! I would love to make a comment pack with you. I think it would be very encouraging! Awesome! 🙂
The beauty of ROW80, for me at least, is that even if I don’t meet my goals, I know TRYING to meet them makes me do more than I might have otherwise.
Thanks for coming to visit at my Row80 page. I’d love to fill you in on GoWithout, too. I’m @amberwest on Twitter. Feel free to reach me there or on the blog!
Thanks for the tip Amber. It was nice that you took the time to come by to support me. I appreciate it! 🙂
Of course! Are you on Twitter? I’ll have to keep tabs on ya. 🙂
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Hi Amber! Yes, I am on Twitter. Thanks, I need someone to keep a tab on me. You never know what kind of trouble I can get into! 🙂
You’re doing awesome anyway, Karen. Don’t let anyone (including yourself) tell you any different. What you don’t get done this week, you can work on next week. Good luck. 🙂
Karen recently posted..ROW80 – R1C4
Thank you for stopping by and all your encouragement! 🙂
Hey Karen! Thanks for stopping by my blog 😉
And I agree with everyone here. You’re doing great!
I don’t think we’re here to meet all of our goals each week. We’re here to support each other exactly when that doesn’t happen … which sometimes can be often, since real life can get in the way pretty easily.
We just need to strive 😉
Have a nice week!
Juliana Haygert recently posted..ROW80 Checkin 01/22
Your welcome Juliana. I am happy to meet you! Thank you for your support! 🙂
Goals are guides, not laws…so of course your fans are behind ya, me included. 🙂 Stay well and keep writing!
August McLaughlin recently posted..Does Dirt Have Calories? — My Story
August, I can’t thank you enough for all your support. Lately with everything going on in my life it’s meant a lot. Thanks girl! 🙂
The important thing is that you tried to meet as many as you could. Sometimes life gets in the way and we have to accommodate for those changes. So, with everything you had going on this week, I think you did a great job! I’m still behind you all the way – I know you can do it!
Jennifer L. Oliver recently posted..Forgotten ROW80 for Jan 11
Thank you Jennifer! I’m just trying not to dwell on what I didn’t do and focus on what I did get done. Retraining my attitude girl. And I love that you’re doing well with the ROW! Keep it up! 🙂
Ditto what Myndi and Fabio said! You hit and got done some goals, which is great considering everything you have going on. Take care of yourself.
Thanks Barabara so much for dropping by each ROW post and encouraging me to keep going. It really means a lot. 🙂
Considering all you had going on, sweet lady, I think you did JUST FINE!! Proud of you!
Myndi Shafer recently posted..ROW80 Check-In: Week 3
Aw Myndi, thank you so much for taking the time to come by to encourage me. Big hugs to you and growing bump your carrying around. Take care of yourself girl. Thanks. 🙂
Don’t beat yourself up, Karen. It was still a pretty good week. Your goals don’t seem overwhelming.
The important thing is that your husband is healthy. Things will get back on track sooner than you expect.
Have a great week!
Fabio Bueno recently posted..ROW80 – Update 5 – The Lost Week Ends
Oh thank you Fabio. I appreciate your supportive attitude dude. I can’t wait for things to settle down a bit. It’s always something and I’m panicked over not working on my novels. Thankfully it’s a brand new week! Yeah! 🙂