Today I’m typing from my office, where I’ve been spending most of my days (and nights) ever since I messed up my knee. Hours I’d normally spend training jiu jitsu (or cooking) have turned into sitting in front of my computer, either working or messing around online. And eating ice cream.
A month ago, I started making it a practice to spend each month getting things in order-everything from financial records and invoicing to looking at my list of annual goals and seeing how I did.
I’d also like to use this space to sum up the good and hard each month. Please do feel free to leave yours in the comments!! I’d love to hear how your February was.
- My knee. Although I am in great hands and do not have to get surgery, being out of the gym and dealing with various levels of immobilization has not been all that fun. And I guess it’s for the best, but attempting to reschedule an appointment due to not wanting to walk didn’t go over very well.
- My blender motor dying while I was attempting to make pâté. Yes, we’ve since replaced the blender, but the attempted pâté bits are still taking up space in my fridge.
- Weather. As soon as it got sunny and the snow started melting, it had to snow again, forcing me to miss the U of M vs. Iowa wrestling meet and other planned events. And then there was the fog, which made me over a half hour late to meeting a fellow freelance writer for the very first time (partially because I decided to get gas so I wouldn’t run out on the highway and get run into by some unsuspecting driver who couldn’t see jack… oh, and then I couldn’t find the gas station due to lack of visibility). Sunshine and rainbows, please?
- Unwanted and unsolicited e-mail from a very unpleasant former boss. Luckily, this appears to have been a one-time occurrence.
- Borders closing 40% of its stores. Although there are reasons this happened, and there are many independent alternatives, it still makes me fear for the fate of the written book.
- Meeting friends for lunch. (I have some!) Going to a party, even. All things I took for granted before my year of forced isolation in Eau Claire.
- Some really promising business developments. Joining professional groups and getting a bit of mentoring. My article on Ultimate Women Challenge making waves. (If you haven’t read it yet and click on that, keep in mind that lots of comments were randomly deleted in case the ones still up don’t make sense.)
- Doing fun things with my partner in crime, including a basketball game, two local fights, ComedySportz, Irish food and the best Valentine’s Day ever.
- Getting real furniture–a couch and a love seat. There’s still some I need to get (and the timing is always bad), but it really rounds out our living room nicely and makes me feel all adult-like.
- My mail box. It gifts me with books, checks, postcards from Mexico and Antarctica, thank-you cards, homeopathic remedies, Onepass miles and copies of Wired and Outdoors and other great magazines.
For March? I’m just hoping for nice weather, quick healing, steady business and hopefully a tax refund. Celebrating my birthday this month (turning 32! eek!) and looking forward to the Whole9 seminar in Minneapolis on the 19th.
How was your February?