Working Wednesday: YAY, A New Year to Work On

And here’s 2018.  Let make plans.  Watcha gonna make this year?

25 thoughts on “Working Wednesday: YAY, A New Year to Work On

  1. I’m going to focus on doing 20 hours a week at the day job, so I can pay the bills. And on making my new house and garden beautiful. And then on exploring – especially with my new camera, and also by writing really short bits of fiction. Scraps that are purely for fun.

    I want to revive my website, and publish at least one image a month there.

  2. Susanne says:

    January is my Paperwork Project month. I will deal with every piece of paper in this home, file it or toss it. I’ll do a little every day. I’ve been putting off starting and completing three major forms, so that’ll get done next week.

    I’m still working on the clean every drawer/cupboard/closet project. I was felled by a cold in late December, otherwise I would have completed the project…probably not, but I’m being kind to myself.

    Love reading what everyone is doing.

  3. Susanne says:

    I just reread Jenny’s post. Clearly I can’t plan for a full year. Month by month is my stretch goal, lol.

  4. Mama_Abbie says:

    My goals:
    -Enjoy my granddaughter whenever possible.
    – Do the next recommended of chemo (Xeloda, an oral drug for prevention of recurrence) with as much grace and panache as possible.
    – Do the best I can in keeping all the balls up in the air at the day job.
    – Write a song.
    – Dance to get back in shape (and do light strength training).
    – Plant flowers in the spring
    -Camp for a week in July with the family.
    – Get back to Tanzania for a few weeks in the fall, after all of the medical stuff should be done!

  5. I’m in rewrite mode at the moment, then I plan to write a romantic suspense. The office is organized, file drawers clean, all tax receipts sorted and tallied and I’m awaiting the tax man. Praying for good news this year, 2017 was brutal.

  6. JenniferNennifer says:

    We’ve been back at work for a day and a half, and so far not a harsh word spoken. We were all so stressed out by the end of the year that this feels like quite a victory. Thinking good thoughts for a happy and productive 2018.

  7. Office Wench Cherry says:

    I’m going to make an effort. And possibly a mess. I’m not sure which.

    Oddly enough, I’m not being flippant.

  8. Mama_Abbie says:

    Had to look up Femara; an Aromatase Inhibitor, I see. You and I are on slightly different journeys (I’m triple neg).

    Xeloda is a chemotherapy drug that interferes with cancer cell division (and the division of other fast growing cells in your body…such as in your gastrointestinal track and bone morrow; I think I get to keep my hair with this one.) The idea is to search out and destroy any cancer cells that MIGHT have escaped from the original tumor and are hiding out else where….not that there is any evidence that any such cells currently exist. Once I complete this I’m DONE, except for continuing monitoring and dealing with any lingering side-effects from treatment.

  9. Briana says:

    I’m going to finish my masters (this one, anyway). Hopefully by the end of March.

    I’m going to finish my book. Not editing, maybe, but getting it all out.

    I might look for a new job. I might try a dating site (argh).

    I think I’m getting a dog tomorrow.

  10. Sharon Bates says:

    Well, Briana, you saved the absolute best thing for last. A DOG!!! This is way better than a job, any new man you find on a dating site and those other two items that will take so much work. The dog will give you instant joy, love and fulfillment. I am happy for you! Oh, and good luck on the other three goals!

  11. Maine Betty says:

    What a great question! I’d like to make a living, and then I’d like to make some recordings with good pianist I know.

  12. Briana says:

    I did it. He’s about a year old, Great Dane-Rottweiler-Mastiff (?) mix, so BIG. 114 pounds at present.

    I’m probably going to try to change his name to Sumner (Desk Set, Spencer Tracy), but he was called Sumo.

    He seems happy to be at my house with me, though still settling in.


  13. Kari says:

    This year I’m going to make some stronger muscles, some emptier closets and drawers, some completed stories, some money, some delicious meals and desserts, some blankets and shawls, and a plan for where we’re moving next that’s financially friendlier to a couple of writers.

  14. Brussel Sprout says:

    Dance is so good for us all – will be thinking of you and sending strong vibes for the chemo.

  15. Brussel Sprout says:

    Get to grips with new job…that’s going to be a steep learning curve, but I’ve been in limbo for so long now I am raring to get going.

    Support Minion 1 as best we can through the thickets and complications of becoming an independent adult.

    Get a dog….planning to look into this next week as our routines bed in. There are a couple of rescue shelters about 15-20 mins away and we’ll start with volunteering and then see if we find the right young dog for us.

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