1. Spend at least an hour a day working on something writing related: Had a brain storm on SW and SW 2 both this week, so spent more than my fair share of work time working on that. Didn’t get so much done on the weekend, on my stuff, but I started working on crit for a friend, so that’s nice. Plus the Secret Project has shifted gears, and I’m VERY excited at the direction it’s taking!
Read at least 15 books– 2 internship book so far this month, 14 regular books=16! It was one of those weeks I ended up bouncing around between a bunch of them, and just didn’t feel like I had enough hours in the days in the first place. But that’s okay, I’ve already met my goal for the month. If I get more done, that’s fine too. 🙂
3. Keep up on crits.- Did good on this. Actually starting early on one that I told a friend to send and I’d poke at it in April.
4. Walk to work every day.- Whoot. Doing well on this, despite the temptation on rainy, nasty days to catch a bus. And oh there was temptation last week! One morning, I forget which day, it was so cold and rainy and nasty, I just wanted to curl up!
How is there still another week left in this month? OMFG this month has felt SO long. Probably because there’s been so much going on. The seder is later today, and I’ve spent the weekend cooking up a storm! Recipes to come belatedly, because I didn’t measure on a whole lot of things…. Oops! The menu looks something like this:
Jewish Style Brisket. Latkes. Chicken Soup (with optional matzo balls). Kniedelach (which I always spell in like 10 different ways. But I say it’s okay, because it’s transliterated from Hebrew or Yiddish anyway!). Asparagus. Geflite Fish (yes, it’s as gross as they say! We get a local fish company to make this, because Eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww!!!). Charosets. A small mountain worth of matzoh. Enough wine to drown a whale in.
It’s pretty damn fun! But when you’re doing it for 50-100 people, it’s a LOT of work. This year is a small one. It’s on a Monday, which meant a lot of people who would normally come couldn’t get off work, and because everyone had just gone out to LA last month for that wedding, a lot of people weren’t feeling like travelling. So it’s just the local folks for the most part this year, from NY, PA, NJ, and such. Should be nice, though I’ll miss some of the folks who aren’t coming.