Last week wasn’t a good week for me. However, this morning, I weighed exactly the same as last week. I take that as a serious win, particularly given last week.

I wrote about 10K words last week. Again, not a good week. That word count was probably about the best I could have done given the circumstances. There was one day when I could have written but chose not to, and that might have pushed me up another 2-3K. So while on the one hand, of course I wish I could have done better. Realistically, I know that was as good as I was going to get.

I only crested 10K steps one day last week. I did have a couple days where I did 9K. So my average was 8.7K steps per day for the week. Again, higher than I’d thought, so I’m happy with this.

Hopefully, this week will be a better week.

Why was last week bad? I had a Meh day on Monday, then my hormones decided to play silly buggers all week. I’ve been tense and anxious. It’s been nearly impossible for me to focus. According to my Fitbit, I only got four hours of sleep Wednesday, which kind of made Thursday a wash.

I’m finally starting to feel like myself again. My head’s a lot more calm. That was just kind of a crazy period.

On Sunday, the day I didn’t write, I built a patio! I hired people to come out and finish digging out the area, then they put down the gravel and compacted it, as well as spread out the sand and delivered the bricks. I spent all day Sunday laying out the bricks. (There will be a picture post later, once I’m completely finished.)

It’s *so* pretty. I’ve been wanting a deck out back of the main house for years. However, I’ve never moved forward on the project. When my sweetie finally suggested a patio instead, I finally understood why. I didn’t really want a wood deck. I wanted a brick patio.

Not sure if there will be fiction today – I might be too tired, still. Someone asked me why I was writing Medium articles. Days like today are part of the reason. Though I’m not functioning well enough to write fiction, I can absolutely do non-fiction. So why not write something that I get paid for? Albeit pennies, however as my sweetie likes to say, them nickels spend too.

How did your weekend go? Have you made progress on any of your big projects lately?

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