Wednesday, April 16, 2008


The work front has been interesting this past week. It seems that anything that I actually have plugged in went on the fritz. It’s been a hassle and after today I’m finally seeing the light at the end. I have office staff issues, and then we have some litigation issues that are ‘no brainers’ for anyone with common sense, but that is the beauty of bureaucracy, you don’t have to have common sense. Plus I'm still trying to work out the bugs in my new database system. So I guess I'm juggling a lot right now. :)

The writing front was good. I’m a bit behind though. My BD was this past weekend and my husband threw a party for me. It was a blast, I hadn’t laughed so hard in quite a while. But it did cut into my writing. I had two really productive days and then nothing. But that leads me into my next thought.

I’m about ready to hit 25K words and I want to treat myself, very big into Positive Reinforcement. (I have a child; let me tell you Bribery works!) Now I don’t want anything fancy or big, just a little something to push myself, something that I can use to drive me to hit the next 25K.

A couple of years ago my friend Candace Havens talked about how she decided to treat herself to songs on her iPod. I have to say I like that idea. I haven’t taken my iPod out of my truck in months. So I really could use some new songs.

What do you do to reward yourself?


Leah Braemel said...

How about rewarding yourself with a massage? That is both a reward and a way to work out the stress the office cr*p has been heaping on you.

What do I reward myself with? Hmm. Books I guess. I've never really thought about setting up a reward system, but I understand it works ...

Leah Braemel said...

Oh! and Happy Birthday!

Dani said...

I like the idea of the massage. But that takes a while for me to finagle the time off work to do it.

And books, yeah I like that. Maybe let myself a few more books.

Hmm, need to think now.