Well, I had hoped to start this year off right and stay on top of posting on my blog. I hardly ever make New Year’s Resolutions as I know they will be soon broken or forgotten. And so it seems it is the same with my “goal” of posting again regularly on my blog. (My last post was Jan 7 – in case you haven’t been keeping track.)
Let me give you a quick round up of things that have kept me busy instead of blogging…
1.) Writing – I have been working a little more on my latest novel. Here is another area that I feel I need to spend more time working on my WIP. It has been slow going and even with no PTA/School taking up my time at the end of December, I haven’t been consistently writing – and I am so close to being done with this draft!
2.) My job – I do work part-time for my husband’s law firm. Over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday I did work on his personnel policy – all 37 pages of it as well as a budget for the new year. We are also decorating a new conference room – which means lots of ordering of items.
3.) The Kids – Of course the new school semester started up for the kids on January 4th. There is driving them to/from school and tennis practice, following up with homework and helping them select their courses for next year. And there is taking Jase driving – it is only 4 months until he gets his liscense.
4.) My mom – She was in the hospital for 10 days at the beginning of the year. No, it wasn’t COVID. She had some swelling in her brain. I went over to visit her three times to give my dad a break (he was there almost all day). I’m thankful that she was allowed visitors as I know in parts of the country, some hospitals allow no visitors at all. She is now in a short-term care facility as she does physical therapy and prepares to return home. But they have stricter visitation standards so I do my checking in over the phone.
5.) PTA – How could I not mention this one? (Especially since I am on 3 differnt boards.) There have been board meetings and general meetings, training sessions, a newsletter, many, many emails, and preparing the agenda and for voting at next board meeting (which I’m incharge of leading). There is a chance some of these PTAs are going to have a “do over” year. Since we can’t volunteer on campus, Texas PTA is letting board members keep their same positions next year. That means I could be President for a third year. (Typically you can’t hold any position for more than 2 year in a row.)
So, I have been busy and as always, I put the blog lower on the rung of things I need to do. Heck, even book club has been higher lately. (We are reading The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian.) But I am vowing to do better. I know I can. I know I can find the time to get back to posting three times a week. Still not a New Year’s resolution. I may not even call it a goal. I’m just going to do it.