July 12 – Update
July has been and gone. 2013 is hurtling towards us faster than an Olympic sprinter.
I mentioned in my June Update never to take a holiday if you know we’re off and definitely don’t follow us anywhere. Well we’re off this week and the UK weather turned from glorious sunshine and warm weather back to … well it’s chucking it down again. AGAIN!
Still it doesn’t bother me as there is this sporting event on at the moment. I love the Olympics and so any excuse to sit and watch sport on television. I don’t need asking twice
Today we’ve had a visit to see the vet. Our little bundle of fluff, Munchie had a large curling nail that needed attention. He is the softest cat we’ve had and we’re into double digits. He has a squeak that is barely audible and would have difficulty scaring a butterfly, but when we went anywhere near his claw he turned into psycho cat from hell.
He also HATES going to the vets. I mean, who wouldn’t object to be stuffed into a small box and transported who-knows-where under sufferance? I know I would probably take exception to a couple of giants doing the same to me.
Anyway, the vets had a look, picked up some clippers and cut.
He didn’t make a sound. Psycho cat was as good as gold and it made us feel a tad daft for having so many struggles with him. Then again that is one of the joys of cats. Contrary animals.
Onto the goals:
1) Write more:
This month I’ve managed to write:
- o words;
- which is 0 pages;
- or 0 chapters.
When I finished the 2nd draft last month, I decided to take the month off and prepare for Camp NaNo. I didn’t want to do any writing this month. I thought about writing a couple of short stories, but with being so busy at work writing took a back seat.
2) Read more:
I’ve read TWO books this month, which means this is the most books I’ve ever read in a calendar year. YAY!
The two books were: Lennox by Craig Russell, which was alright. I enjoyed it though not as much as the Jan Faber stories he writes. The other was a non fiction title Megacatastrophes. This was a book I read for the Eclectic Reading Challenge and my review is the previous post to this one.
It might only be a grand total of THIRTEEN so far, but it’s an achievement for me to read that many. I have more that 25 on my Kindle and more on the bookshelf. There is enough material for the next two years. So I better get a move on.
3) Stay the same weight & Migraine watch:
The healthy eating plan continues and I have broken my weird curly wurly dependence. I have mixed it up by adding the odd crunchie into the mix. Rock and Roll or what
The warmer weather earlier in the month has meant the nasty Mr Migraine has been lurking most of the month. This is another reason for my lack of writing energy. When it’s a little on the warm side I often have migraines during my sleep. I wake up and can feel the heat in my head and the migraine. I get back to sleep and they go, but I’m bored with them now!
The last week hasn’t been as bad so hopefully August will be kinder month. Hopefully.
I’m off to pack my gear for Camp NaNo in the morning. How are your goals for 2012 going?
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