April 2021 pretty much followed on from where March left off, and I ended the month still tired and needing some rest.
I started with a flu jab and a tetanus jab on the 1st (did you know you should be getting boosters every ten years?) And then on the 11th I got my first Covid jab and felt ill for a week. And then I came down with a cold, and I’m still coughing now!
But at least I’m back to work, and life is approaching normal again.
I enjoy exercising my lean, healthy 59 kg body several times a week.
• Eat < 5g of salt and sugar per day.
• Walk 10,000 steps per day.
• Sleep 8 hours each night.
• Go vegetarian
|Still taking daily walks, and then a longer walk on the weekend in an off-leash park where Pretty Girl can go swimming and play with other dogs.|
So, we’re both losing weight, and going to bed earlier because she’s worn us out!
And for me especially, guilt free napping.
My garden is peaceful (lush and abundant, providing habitats, weather protection and a mystical threshold)
Q1&2: finish the plan and start landscaping/planting.
|😐||🙂||Have’t done much in the way of garden planning, though we’ve been clearing up to prepare for winter.|
The gladies are out, and some early jonquils.
I live in a comfortable home that soothes my soul.
|🙂||🙂||We’ve started a list of renovations and little jobs that annoy us. It feels like an effort, but we like the house and it’s location.|
I love meeting new people, and as I am friendly and outgoing, I make friends easily.
• Make some local writer friends.
|🙂||🙂||Had some old friends for dinner. So weird seeing people in person again. And almost everyone’s hair has grown so long.|
My creatures are happy and healthy and find my garden a haven.
|🙂||🙂||Pretty Girl has lost her puppy teeth and her grown up teeth have filled in. Her claws are more of a danger than her teeth.|
I share my knowledge, time, and money with those who need it.
• Write and publish stories.
|🙂||😐||Didn’t publish anything this month, but there’s a new collection (Common or Garden Variety Heroes) coming out shortly.|
Wrote about forgetting.
Read 104 books
|😐||😐||I’ve been doing a bit of brain and organisational research.|
• Start Finishing • Timefield • Free to Focus • How to Declutter Your Home or Work Office to Improve Productivity • Your Best Year Ever • Do Less Be More • The Brain Fog Fix • Change How You Think & Be Happier Now • Get Remarkably Organised • Design Your Day • How To Have The Energy •
Still 13 books behind target, and still streaming…
Wrote a haiku, then wrote another one.
I learn and grow every day.
• Visit a historically or culturally significant venue or event each month.
|🙂||🙂||Pretty Girl is fairly well trained. and cultural sites are opening, so when I get well again, it will be time to plan something.|
Write 653,236 words to complete my first million fiction words.
|🙂||😐||• Writing streak hit 115 days|
• Wrote 2 short stories.
• Wrote 15,319 words.
I’ve started writing morning pages again, and I can’t always manage 3, but it feels good to get them going again. I even added a sticker. Once.
How was April 2021 for you?
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