19 March 2017

A great Spring Break

Well, it's the last day of Spring Break. Tomorrow it's back to school for 8 weeks until summer. I think this has been one of the more enjoyable spring breaks I've had. I think having Hubby on the same schedule really adds to the fun. I'm not all alone all week while he works. I like it.

We took a trip to Tombstone and Bisbee and it was awesome. I love, love, love both of those places. It was so cool to see Tombstone and where the fight happened and all that. It was also cool to see Bisbee which is just an adorable little town. I have a 1000 pictures that I could post, but I'll spare you that and just say an amazing time was had by all.

I got a little planning done while on break, that is always nice, and I got some work on my dissertation done too. Not as much as I'd hoped for either of them, but at least I got some done. I love how I'm looking at the bright side now and not dwelling on the fact that I didn't accomplish as much as I'd hoped. I made choices and they were conscious choices and I knew exactly what I was doing. So I'm good with it.

So it's back to school tomorrow. I wish break was longer, but it is what it is. I am ready for tomorrow at least and that's all good.

I do need to start focusing on my health more. I have not weighed myself in over a month. I have not kept track of anything that goes in my mouth and I have not done any real activity. So this week I'm hoping to change that all up. I put a food log in my planner so I can fill it out every day. I also put a habit tracker to try and develop these habits. I only have 3 for this week, I figured I'd start small. They are daily yoga, 10 minutes of purposeful activity every day, and log all food. With the food, I'm not even trying to count calories or avoid certain things, I just want to log it every day and see where I stand with food. And 10 minutes of activity I can fit in anytime. I could do it at school if I wanted to. So I'm all good. I figure starting small is the way to go. Anything I do will be better than the nothing I am doing.

Okay, time for the dog park.

It is now a couple of hours later. Laundry is started and I'm thinking about my dissertation. I need to find a way to create my post-it note wall and leave it up. But I can't do it here, meaning by my desk. I have too many distractions here. But, for obvious reasons, I can't do it at the library. I'm thinking of doing it in my workout room and then setting time aside to sequester myself in there to work on it. I think that would work if I am disciplined and I think I can do it. I love my time in the library, but I'm thinking I have enough motivation to do it here now. Plus, if I do it here, I can do it more often. So I think I'm going to try it out. Right now I'm going to go in there and figure out how to set things up to promote work.

Well, it is now almost bedtime and a whole lot has transpired since I wrote that last paragraph. I told Hubby my plans and how I was planning on using a file cabinet or a nightstand as a desk. He immediately jumped on OfferUp and found a desk for sale close by and cheap. So off we went. Picked up a little desk, it's probably a kids desk but it works fine, rearranged the workout room and got it ready to go. I then went in there about 2:30, closed the door and worked until 4:30. It was great. I was focused and not distracted at all by the fact that life was going on in the house around me. I could hear Bella snoring across the hall and through the door, but I still kept working. I found I was very comfortable but not too comfortable. The 2 hours just flew by. I can totally see me using that in the evenings maybe after school and before dinner. If I can put in a hour a night in there, I will have this thing done in no time. Just the time I've spent on it this week has made it start to gel in my mind. So the more I work on it, the more it will come together and the quicker I will get it done. Yes!!!! I would love, love, love to get most of it done this summer. I still need to attend 2 residencies, but I will work that out in the not too distant future. Just looked and there is one in Dallas in June. I could go to that one for about $700. Not too bad. Anyway, things are cooking and I'm excited about it. I am tired though, it's been a long day and I'm off to bed.

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