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ROW80: Oh, How Time Flies!

I know, I know, I’ve been all sorts of absent over the last month or so. Where have I been? for starters, there was the family spring break trip to Anaheim, where all of this awesomeness occurred:


The valiant knights of Medieval Times in Buena Park, CA.



Yo ho ho!

Yo ho ho!

The great Captain Jack Sparrow, for my #teamsprinty loves

The great Captain Jack Sparrow, for my #teamsprinty loves


Family time at Disneyland.

…and then after I got back from vacation, there was just a lot of “Oh, I’ll write a check-in post on Sunday. Wait, Sunday has passed? Then I’ll check in on Wednesday…” And so on, and so forth.

Then April rolled around (no, I don’t know where the time has gone. I am convinced that some evil genius somewhere flipped a switch and stole at least 3 weeks from me), and I had all this life stuff come up. Nothing serious, mind you, just the life stuff that involves dealing with routine doctors’ appointments, and running all those errands that have been piling up for months, and paying attention to things like the mountain of paper and mail and books that are overflowing from the various corners in which they were stashed.

I was reminded that I had planned to paint my room waaaaay back in July, when I first moved back home, so I took the last week to finally get that done. I think the results are well worth the effort. 😛

Napoleon is wondering, as always, what the heck I'm up to this time.

Napoleon is wondering, as always, what the heck I’m up to this time.

A before-and-after shot of my desk, for comparison's sake.

A before-and-after shot of my desk, for comparison’s sake.

With all this massive spring cleaning and redecorating finished, I’m hoping I’ll have all sorts of renewed energy for creativity and productivity. With that in mind, here are my Round 2 goals. For April, I plan to do the following:

DAY JOB: Finish the first full draft of my dissertation proposal.

WRITING: Write 30k towards TELL ME NO LIES for CampNaNoWriMo.

That’s it. Simple, straight-forward, and to the point… though still a little scarily ambitious. But after almost 2 years of participating in ROW80, I’ve come to accept the fact that I don’t quite know how to do anything less.

So, yay! I’m late to the party, but I’m thrilled, as always, to be here. How’s Round 2 treating everyone else?


  1. The painting looks great! I really like the vibrant colour. Hope it didn’t cause you any headaches. I’ve got to finish our sitting room but the fumes, believe it or not, were taking their toll on my health…. Eep.

    Best of luck with your writing goals and the day job. You can do it!!
    Lisa recently posted..Sunday 14 April ROW80 Check InMy Profile

    • I was exiled from my room almost all week while I waited for all the fumes to air out. I’ve got asthma, so that sort of thing totally sets it off.

      Thanks for stopping by, Lisa! Hope you have a good week!

  2. Love that yellow! Hope it gives you energy for writing. 🙂 If you had to lose three weeks, at least it was for something fun. Your goals are ambitious, but it sounds like you’ve cleared away a lot of other minutiae, so I’ve no doubt you can accomplish them – good luck!
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  3. I like the pink from before but the yellow is just…wow! I am sure I remember reading somewhere yellow means joy, works for me! Your goals are ambitious but I have complete faith in you! And yes, you are a tiny bit late to the party but I have been keeping your seat warm and your drink on ice 😉
    Em recently posted..ROW80 Check-in 14th April 2013My Profile

  4. oh yes that colour is worth losing days for:) life is always waiting to steal time – is there a short story there? all the best with your goals:)
    alberta ross recently posted..Did Helen elope or was she abducted?My Profile

  5. The room looks great. I also want to steal your cat. He’s a sweetie. I was also late to this round. I am jealous about Disneyworld. I love it there. I hope your week goes well. x
    Laura recently posted..ROW Round 2.My Profile

  6. Love the paint job, Lena, and quality family time trumps everything else!

  7. Hi, Lena! It’s good to see you back. Wait, you had a life?! I think that’s worthy of having as one of your goals. And I LOVE the new color of your room. It’s the kind of color that ought to inspire all kinds of creativity. Welcome back.
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  8. You’ve been busy! 🙂 The room looks gorgeous. Good luck with your goals this week.
    Diana Beebe recently posted..When Time Traveling Can Predict the FutureMy Profile

  9. Hope all’s well Lena. I see you’re absent again. Although, what with all you have on, who can blame you. X
    Shah Wharton recently posted..Let’s Celebrate the Small Things & Smell the Roses! #IWSGMy Profile

  10. I know you’ve been gardening and painting and working on dissertations… and (hopefully) writing some for pleasure too.

    Much love. Get some rest, but come on back to the ROW80 when you can. We miss you. 🙂
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