I woke up a little earlier than the alarm and while I just lounged about for half an hour looking at books and organizing them and contemplating buying more, as one does, I did then meditate, write morning pages and work on the novel for 45 minutes. Very good. I have decided that I’m content with what I can achieve in those roughly 50 minutes for the moment. It doesn’t help if I berate myself for not doing more instead of being happy that I’m writing more than I have in past weeks.
That doesn’t mean I can’t stretch myself but first I want to make this habit solid.
Then I made breakfast and ate it, the boy came downstairs, and then I thought my husband would show up but he didn’t at first. I’m very proud of the fact that while I didn’t do more writing I did manage to do a bit of work on the teaching website. I want to give that a complete overhaul and ‚overhaul website‘ is not really a task you can cross off at once. So I reminded myself that all I have to do is the next thing on the list – or in this case the kanban fridge – and so I looked at the handy post-its, found that I needed to choose a new WordPress theme, found the pages of teaching website research in my bullet journal, looked at the two themes they were recommending that were free and choose one. Done. It is already downloaded and ready to be modified. Then the next task was ‚find stock photos for website‘ but when I started looking on Shutterstock I remembered that I might have a picture of a guitar or piano or two already in my own personal photos which I can use without paying anything for them. And that I am in the process of learning a new photo manipulation software which means that I can take the pictures I took of my husband teaching and can edit out the messy background. At least I hope so.
And then I watched a few minutes of the book cover design course and then my husband showed up for his breakfast.
We talked and I worked on the sock in progress and then I did the dishes and he cleaned some more paint splatters off the floor in the living room and I started doing my regular weekly cleaning and the plumber had come in the day before and had done something so that we were able to do laundry again without causing the basement to flood. So I did a load of laundry as well.
When I changed the bag and the filter in the vacuum I found that I had ordered the wrong filter, so I started the return process for the wrong one and ordered the right one instead.
In between there was a systems update on my computer.
I helped my husband make lunch and it was rather good:
Then I did dishes again, hung up the laundry outside in the sun, did my singing warm-up and started teaching.
There was non-stop teaching until six, then I waited for the boy to come home who had been out practicing English conversation again, I wrote a few e-mails, we watched some ‚Voyager‘ and some ‚Big Bang Theory‘, I started writing this post and went to bed late aka 9.30.
So I’m hoping to be equally productive today. I want to go on a long run, sort through all the piles on the dressers in the bedroom and start preparing the bedroom for painting. I guess that might be enough for the day.