Weight stayed almost exactly the same this week. I’ll take it, because while I had more exercise, it’s also the holidays, and I ate (and drank) more as well.

I managed at least 10K steps 5 out of 7 days. I also walked a lot the two days I missed, not missing by much. So my average for the week is actually 10.4K steps per day.

I’m actually really pleased with that. I’m a bit focused on the walking right now. I want to get into the habit of walking 10K steps a day, as many days as I can. I know that either I’ll get sick or injured, and that step count will go out the window. That’s why I’m not trying to make 10K steps per day a streak, as it were. It’s something that I’m going to try to do as many days as I can. But I’ll never be able to have much of a streak with it.

Unlike the writing. I’ve been writing every day. It hasn’t always been fiction. Sometimes it’s been a blog post. Or my newsletter. But I’ve spent time at the keyboard every single day, and I take that as a serious win.

I’m not finished going through the first novel of my epic dark fantasy yet. I’m about 3/4 through. I’m hoping that I’ll start novel #2 before the end of the week.

I’m still figuring out a new system for keeping track of what I need to do, as well as giving myself credit for the things I do. Very much a work in progress, but I feel better about myself already.

This weekend was kind of tough. We’ll see how the rest of the week goes.

I sat with Blaze last night and we kind of had a review of how my year has gone. On the one hand, I feel bad that I wasn’t more productive, that I wasn’t able to be more steady or steadfast or something.

On the other hand, realistically speaking, there were only between two to three months when I didn’t have extra stress in my life this last year. And those months aren’t necessarily four weeks in a row. No, it’s a week here, a week there, all added together.

I’ve had a lot of Life this year. And that’s before we add in the pandemic. That just added its own special layer.

Not having unlimited internet on the property wasn’t as much of a problem when I could just go to the library and work almost every afternoon.

No longer having a reliable source of extra internet has really put a strain on both of us. But we’re not going to be changing that anytime soon.

It isn’t time to get creative. It’s time to plan better, to figure out what exactly I need to do from the library parking lot, as well as how much I really can do from home.

And I guess that’s it for the day. We’re planning on a very quiet Christmas here. Cinnamon rolls and mimosas for breakfast (Cutter family tradition). Ham with apple chutney for dinner. Home made French silk pie for dessert.

Plus this week – sending holiday cards. Do you send holiday cards? Why or why not? I always used to send them. Fell off the habit a few years ago. Am going to send out some this year, though.