Hello October…Wait, what?

Somehow the new month is upon us like a leopard pouncing from an innocent looking tree limb.

School has handed me a plate of boy-howdy-is-this-a-lot-of-work this year.

I am still attempting to work on my books and meet my January deadline for finishing my Bicusped Molar book, but life is coming at me a bit fast.  :/

I’ve bookended our school week with Homeschool group-type activities on every Monday and Friday.  Leaving only Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to finish regular school work.

Thursday is still my personal writing day, but when I add field trips, dental/ortho appts, doctor appts, social activities, or pop-up Homeschool days out, it Really cuts into our 3 days to get things done.

I’m Extremely glad that my Randomkid Youngest isn’t working outside of the home as of yet or I would Really be pulling my hair out. Ack!

So, in order to sneak in writing and/or art I try to work it into the actual homeschool schedule.  If we are doing art I pick an activity that I can practice something for my illustrations and hopefully the Randomkid learns a new art form or new art technique.

And the Randomkid is working on a few manuscripts as well, so working in writing is not a problem.

Really it all gets back to that elusive shadowed specter named time.  I just never seem to have enough of it.  😦

I just finished watching a three part series on FB with tips on how to set aside time for writing.

The speaker challenged writers to map out what your day looks like from morning to evening for an entire week…three weeks is preferred, but reality is a week will be all I get done.

The idea is that after writing down your activities for a week or so you can see just where you might have free time and prioritize what you Really need to work on during that time.

I know right now that I need to reprioritize my screen time from research/recreational watching to actual Focused writing time. :/

I am starting off the month with my no FB, Pinterest, Netflix, Youtube time until after 7pm, unless I am in motion on some form of exercise machine.  ;)-

That really seemed to work well for me during the month of September and helped me to get moving more often.

Because the reward for movement was screen time.  Rofls

So, maybe after I get through this week I will be able to discover my hidden free time and use it for good instead of evil.  Ha!  XD

TTFN,

The Bluemoon Thinker  🙂

P.S.-  Happy October!  May your leaves all fall exactly where you would like them to and may they stay in the piles where they are placed.  ;)-

Happy Leaf Jumping!

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Happy Fall Ya’ll!

This morning I woke up at 6am…don’t ask. :/   Grumble, grumble, roar
But on the bright side I was happily greeted by Snoopy when I checked the time on my Ipod announcing the arrival of Fall.
Aaaand the temperature outside…at least this morning actually Felt like Fall. Yay! Continue reading

Fall Cleaning…

cleaning day

This weekend we are “Fall Cleaning.”

It is taking forever! Who knew that kiddos could have soooo many teeny tiny toy pieces…everywhere!

The downstairs looks halfway nice and halfway not….the upstairs….well….not so much of the halfway nice mostly all halfway not.

So of course, what am I doing? Binge watching Care Bears & Cousins…by the way, now I want a Grumpy Bear for Christmas!! 😀

Anyhoo, I guess I better get my lazy butt up and out of this chair and stop staring at all of these adorably cute care bears.
Ack! I’m rhyming, yep definitely gotta get up or all of this rhyming will never let up.
Uh-oh, now I’m really stuck, I’m gonna get off the net now and go do some cleaning.
Cause all of the rhyming has my mind really reeling.

TTFN,
The Blue Moon Thinker 🙂

I Love a Good Garden Post…

In the Garden

I Love gardening!  Currently, I don’t have an area available to garden in, but I dabble in container gardening.  Nothing like some of my pro gardening friends mind you. ;D

Even though I can’t really garden right now, I still like to keep myself in the loop about garden type activities.  I was perusing the library shelves and came across this great book called Mike McGrath’s Book of Composting.  I really enjoyed the book, in fact I’ve been keeping my eye out for it at used book sales. 🙂

So, the other day I was surfing the net and stumbled across this TED Talk given by none other than Mike McGrath…

TED Talk~ Everything You Know About Composting is Wrong

Oh, my goodness!  I laughed, I cried, It moved me Bob. 😉

What an extremely engaging, informative, and frankly hysterical speech!  It was definitely worth the watch, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

TTFN,

The Blue Moon Thinker 🙂