Hi, all, it’s time for the ROW80 check-in!

I suspect I’m not the only one putting out a post a bit later today, given that we’re all pretending it’s an hour later than it actually is (except for the sane folks in Arizona and Hawaii, who aren’t daylight-starved the way the rest of us are).

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I think we should all check back here next week to see who has gone the longest before finding that LAST clock/watch/timer that still wasn’t set to daylight savings time and confused the heck out of us.  You know there will be at least one booby-trap out there, waiting until you’re late for work to fool you into thinking you have lots of time.

But back to this week.  How did I do?

My goals:

1. Check-ins on Sundays.

2. Blog posts on Tues/Fri schedule.

I posted a two-part series on Tuesday and Friday, a humorous mash-up of two domestic divas discussing fine dining:  the 19th century author of the enormously popular Book of Household Management, Mrs. Isabella Beeton, and 21st century expert/household name Martha Stewart.  Only in the wild frontier of the internet would such a meeting be possible.  The ladies were a handful to keep under control, I can tell you.  Several readers suggested that in the future I recruit Miss Manners to impose order.

3. Work on sequel to first book.

I am making steady progress on this, and have logged in several days with 1,000+ words!  I think I might be ready to post a word count goal.  I’ll keep closer track to see what’s realistic.  This week will be a good barometer, as I have several car/dental/volunteer time slots that will chip away at my writing time.  If I can write after getting a tooth drilled, I can keep to a decent word count any week!

4. Support fellow writers/bloggers.

It was a little hectic this week, so I didn’t get to read many new folks.  But I was able to keep up with my usual peeps, who are up to all sorts of things!  Check out Gene Lempp’s Blog Treasures for a great mash-up of informative and fun posts.

5. Exercise.

I did the 4.7 mile Burke Lake loop again today (shaved three minutes off of last week’s time, woo-hoo!), but the rest of the week was less spectacular.  I got in one big backyard debris-clearing session this week, though.

So how are my fellow ROWers doing?  Hope all of you have had a great week!

Until next time,




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