April 2020 Progress Report

April 2020 Progress Report

April 2020 just happened in between all the spaces.

And there were a lot of spaces as (unsurprisingly) my appointments and meetings were cancelled or rescheduled one by one.

I’m not fretting too much about being locked down. Though I would like a haircut and to sit down to eat in a restaurant.

And maybe check out some labrador breeders.

Pleasure: Adventure
Plan and take an international vacation late Q3/early Q4.
🙁🙁On hold

But I looked at some old Death pictures.
Pleasure: Recharge
Read 78 books
😐🙂Read a lot! IdolInstant AttractionManagedFallChasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and MindsDaily Rituals: Women at WorkHolistic Spaces: 108 ways to create a mindful and peaceful homeDon’t You Forget About MeFeng Shui From the Inside, OutThe Artist’s Journey: The Wake of the Hero’s Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning
Friendship: Friends
I love meeting new people, and as I am friendly and outgoing, I make friends easily.
😐😐Still chatting online, by text and the odd phone call. At least when we don’t get confused about what day it is. This sounds a bit weird, but it’s not that different from my normal life that it worries me.
Friendship: Creatures
My creatures are happy and healthy and find my garden a haven.
🙁😐Pretty Girl’s ashes came home, so our pet columbarium has doubled in size. Which weirdly reminds me of the time DB and I dug up some animal remains when we laid out a new driveway.

Without Pretty Girl, the garden seems quieter. It’s probably because I’m not in and out of the house all the time.
Friendship: Contribution
I share my knowledge, time, and money with those who need it.
• Develop a charitable works programme.
😐😐I’m not handy enough to do much to help in the current situation. Aside from staying out of the way, and pretending everything is normal. Which in some ways is quite helpful.

Thought about starting again v new, the language of war against the Covid virus., and giving programmes.
Beauty: body
I enjoy exercising my lean, healthy 59 kg body several times a week.
• Eat < 5g of salt and sugar per day.
• Walk 10,000 steps per day.
• Sleep 8 hours each night.
68.7 kg
Had the skin cancer cut out of my face, and they got it all. Hard to say whether I was more scared of cancer or being in hospital during a pandemic. They got it all, so that’s good news.

Not moving as much, and eating more junk – same as a lot of people. Though I did start thinking about winter clothes.
Beauty: garden
My garden is peaceful (lush and abundant, providing habitats, weather protection and a mystical threshold)
Q1: plan garden and start landscaping.
Q2: finish landscaping and start planting.
Q3: nurture and enjoy.
Q4: nurture and enjoy.
😐😐On hold.
Beauty: home
I live in a comfortable home that soothes my soul.
😐😐Had a perverse burst of energy, and more or less have a new cleaning route up and running. It’s just running slowly.
Wisdom: growth
I learn and grow every day.
• Visit a historically or culturally significant venue or event each month.
😐😐Just focusing on learning more about writing well.

Though I adjusted my plan for Q2, and thought about survival.
Wealth: time
Turn the computer off by 7 pm.
🙂🙂Am managing to get the computer off.

April 2020 is like the month time forgot.

Nothing much happened.

My journal mainly tells me I didn’t get as much done as I hoped, but that’s not unusual for me.

I five short stories (27,667 words) to my inventory, and BIG NEWS, sold two to magazines. Still working with Photoshop and getting ready to publish some of my older stories.

I wonder if we’ll be out of lockdown in May.

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