Weekly Wishes

Weekly Wishes is a linkup to talk about your goals and wishes for the upcoming week, you can check it out over at The Nectar Collective.

Haven’t done this in a while but I feel like it’s a good way to keep track of what needs to be done and actually get things done. I write to-do lists but if they’re in my calendar there’s not really much of accountability going on…

Goals for this week 

PhD

  • Read thesis novels for one hour a day, 30 min Findley & 30 min Atwood
  • Write, write write. Ideally every day but I already missed two days so I’m just going with write. I’m having a bit of trouble getting the words right in this part of the chapter I’m working on but I know that I should just keep on writing and get my ideas on paper. I can always edit it later. I’m meeting my supervisor next week and my goal was to have this part finished my then as well.

 Reading

  • Finish Gated, the last novel for my Debut Author 2013 challenge which needs to be read by the end of this month.
  • Review the book once it’s been read.

Movies

  • Watch another Oscar movie.

Weekly Wishes

The Nectar Collective
 Weekly Wishes is a linkup to talk about your goals and wishes for the upcoming week, you can check it out over at The Nectar Collective.

This weeks theme is hobbies. I don’t really feel like I have any exciting hobbies so have a picture of my dog which sort of counts like a hobby I guess except this hobby is part of the family.

What I got done

PhD

  • 3 to 6 pomodori a day depending on if it’s a work day or I otherwise don’t get around to doing 6.

Day doing 6 pomodori were rare, I only managed that yesterday due to immense procrastination on other days. I also didn’t work on some days but on others I did 3 pomodori of work and as I did finish the stuff I wanted to finish I’m okay with that. Looking back at periods in which I didn’t do any work, I’m doing well.

  • Finish the reread of The Last of the Crazy People.

Done!

  • Start taking notes of the novel.

Done! I got to page 100 or something like that.

  • Finish the tying up of the loose ends.

Done!

  • Depending on how I get ahead with this, start writing the next part.

Not done because I need to finish taking notes so I can build my analysis around the quotes from the novel. Stuff has been forming in my head while rereading and typing the notes though so that’s something.

  • Consider if I wait for my friend or if I just send my stuff to my supervisor.

The jury is still out on this one. I could just send it to him but I prefer another set of eyes on it. I should decide on this soon though.

Reading

  • Read so I get ahead on the Autumn Challenge.

I did read some but not as much as I wanted to but that might have to do with my recent Parks and Recreation office more than anything else. Almost finished with the novel I’m reading though which I can put in one of the categories and then I’ll get on with the next one.

Goals for this week

PhD

  • Finish taking notes of The Last of the Crazy People.
  • Try and find secondary sources for The Last of the Crazy People.
  • Start writing my analysis of The Last of the Crazy People, and preferable finish it.
  • Go through the secondary sources for The Edible Woman once more.
  • Finally email supervisor.

Reading

  • Continue reading to get on with the challenges as the year is slowly ending.
  • Read A Streetcar Named Desire so I can better help my student with it.

Cooking

  • Finally cook that beetroot soup I’ve been meaning to cook.
  • Try another new recipe so I can actually finish my 52 new vegan recipes this year.

Blogging

  • Blog more than just these weekly goals. 

    Weekly Wishes

    The Nectar Collective 

     Weekly Wishes is a linkup to talk about your goals and wishes for the upcoming week, you can check it out over at The Nectar Collective.

    This weeks theme is warmth.

    I didn’t get around to posting last week, mostly because I just didn’t but also because I didn’t really accomplish my goals last week, mostly the PhD stuff, and I guess I didn’t want to face that.

    What I Got Done

     
    PhD
    • Edit the next chapter and finish it so I can send it to my friend.
    Done! It’s Academic Writing Month and I decided to participate again (after I failed last year) and I got everything that needed to be written and edited done in two days after slagging a lot before.
    • Email my professor, again I might wait until I can include the next chapter.
    Not yet, waiting until my friend has read my writings.
    • Start reading some of the loose ends I got lying around.
    Done! I haven’t read all of the loose ends but I’ve started.
    Reading
    • Read Allegiant, or better manage to get my hands on a physical copy. This is more of a wish than a goal since I can’t really do much about it.

    Done and done!

    Blog
    • Keep blogging regularly.

    Not done. Sadly, I get lazy about this.

    • Keep the other blog updated.

    See above.

    • Work on stuff (cryptic).

    Done!

     
    Cooking
    • Find another new recipe to try out.

    I have cooked like I always do but I don’t think I tried something completely new. Putting new stuff on a pizza is not really new. I did make kale and potato mash on Sunday, which I had never done before but it’s not a new dish because my mom has cooked this since forever. First time for me though so let’s go with half done here.

    Photography 
    • Catch up on Photo A Day

    Done but I’m yet again behind a couple of days, but going to catch up tonight or tomorrow.

     
    General
    • Send email about my fanclub card and the meeting

    Done!

    Goals for this week

    PhD
    • 3 to 6 pomodori a day depending on if it’s a work day or I otherwise don’t get around to doing 6.
    • Finish the reread of The Last of the Crazy People.
    • Start taking notes of the novel.
    • Finish the tying up of the loose ends.
    • Depending on how I get ahead with this, start writing the next part.
    • Consider if I wait for my friend or if I just send my stuff to my supervisor.
    I think that for this month I’m just going to concentrate on my PhD goals considering that it’s Academic Writing Month, it seems like more than enough to get done until Monday and I really need to get cracking because I was so tired yesterday, I didn’t do anything and on Sunday I busied myself with stupid stuff and skipped that day… Although let me put one more.

    Reading

    • Read so I get ahead on the Autumn Challenge.

    Weekly Wishes

    Weekly Wishes is a linkup to talk about your goals and wishes for the upcoming week, you can check it out over at The Nectar Collective.

    This weeks theme is creativity.

    What I got done

    PhD
    • Finish editing this chapter finally.

    Done!

    • Take the books back to library and check those two things for my bibliography.

    Done! Granted I only did it today but that was because my books were due today and I didn’t really feel like going last week and ended up having nothing else to do in town.

    • Read through the next chapter, edit and send it to my friend for a first read.

    I got started on this today because I was lazy last week.

    • Contact my supervisor for an appointment, send him my edited chapter and maybe include the next one as well. I’m putting this one down tentatively because I might wait till next week so I can send everything at once.

    Not done yet because I was able to get the book to check those two entries for my bibliography today and I finished the editing last night.

    Reading

    • Reread Insurgent before Allegiant comes out next week.

    Done! I literally just finished it and now desperately want to get my hands on Allegiant… I read this series as actual books instead of ebooks (just did the rereads on my Kindle) so I want to continue that tradition and get a physical copy of Allegiant but Amazon doesn’t ship until next week. I did check the bookstore tonight after my visit to the library because I was able to buy Insurgent there a couple of days before it actually came out but no luck. I’m in town again on Thursday so hopefully I can get it then and cancel my order on Amazon (unless they can ship it earlier after all). I might have to break tradition and start reading this as an ebook.

    • Depending on how my rereading goes, get started with one of my books for the Autumn Challenge.

    Done! I forgot that rereading Insurgent was part of the challenge.

    Blog

    • Keep to my sort of schedule of posts I want to write.

    Done! I managed to get out several posts but I didn’t stick to the schedule I thought was good and maybe I won’t do that anymore anyway and just feel what and if I feel like posting with a couple of days on set day.

    Cooking

    • Finally bake that pumpkin pie I want to bake for weeks now.

    Done! Only today but I decided to not do it earlier because I was supposed to go and meet an old student for coffee and I wanted to bring some cake. Unfortunately she cancelled tonight though because her little boy was running a fever. Oh well, I’m sure the pie will be eating otherwise. I did cook my pumpkin to make the puree yesterday though, that counts for something. This is the recipes I used from The Post Punk Kitchen

    Personal

    • Decide if I am courageous enough to go to the monthly vegan meet up in town next Monday.

    This was more of a thing to decide to go but I ended up not going. I didn’t really feel like going alone, although that’s maybe also the point of it, to meet some new people. Besides I was pretty tired today so I wouldn’t really have felt like going anyway. Why I’m still up now is beyond my own comprehension.

    Goals for this week

    PhD

    • Edit the next chapter and finish it so I can send it to my friend.
    • Email my professor, again I might wait until I can include the next chapter.
    • Start reading some of the loose ends I got lying around.

    Reading

    • Read Allegiant, or better manage to get my hands on a physical copy. This is more of a wish than a goal since I can’t really do much about it.

    Blog

    • Keep blogging regularly.
    • Keep the other blog updated.
    • Work on stuff (cryptic).

    Cooking

    • Find another new recipe to try out.

    Photography 

    • Catch up on Photo A Day

    General

    • Send email about my fanclub card and the meeting

      Weekly Wishes

      I’m a day late with my Weekly Wishes but I’ve wanted to jump on this bandwagon for a couple of weeks now so here we go…

      Weekly Wishes is a linkup to talk about your goals and wishes for the upcoming week, you can check it out over at The Nectar Collective
      This week’s theme is celebrate and I chose this picture I took last because to me it sort of represents celebrating life. On to my goals for this week!
      PhD
      • Finish editing this chapter finally.
      • Take the books back to library and check those two things for my bibliography.
      • Read through the next chapter, edit and send it to my friend for a first read.
      • Contact my supervisor for an appointment, send him my edited chapter and maybe include the next one as well. I’m putting this one down tentatively because I might wait till next week so I can send everything at once.

      Reading

      • Reread Insurgent before Allegiant comes out next week.
      • Depending on how my rereading goes, get started with one of my books for the Autumn Challenge.

      Blog

      • Keep to my sort of schedule of posts I want to write.

      Cooking

      • Finally bake that pumpkin pie I want to bake for weeks now.

      Personal

      • Decide if I am courageous enough to go to the monthly vegan meet up in town next Monday.