Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Synopsis: 2011 January 23rd

Well, last week I was lovin' the Sunday Synopsis, but this week not so much. Downright embarassing to have Sunday Synopsis following one right after another. Makes it seem like no work was done ---arghhh.  So of course, I take the easy way out and post an obit to the Sunday Obituaries.  Seemed like a good idea at the time  - and now on reconsideration as well.  Now on to what I accomplished this week.


1 -  3hrs of writing in--- not what I wanted, but better than 0 hrs.
2 - wrote a poem (sorta tongue in cheek) in honor of our Rabbie Burns, which I will post on Tuesday.
3 - attended critique group -- read poem.
4 - downloaded Uncle Ralph's Letters into Blurb.  Now evaluating whether that is going to work for me or if I have to make other choices; sent out 2 email querying folks that may be helpful; also reviewed software for indexing, grrrr;  more emails to go out on indexing.
5 - reviewed historical transcriptions for a friend.
6 - posted Sunday Obituary for James B. McPherson
7 - Sunday synopsis.

For this next week, I have a trip to Eugene planned; my writing workshop folks of last summer have decided to meet on the last Wednesday of the month.  I am going to try this critique group asI found them to be a great and interesting  group.  Also will take time to have suishi with the friend with the historical transcriptions --- a double plus here, as I get to have dinner with friends and talk about a really interesting subject.  Guess that makes the Wednesday trip to Eugene a triple plus!  In addition, I am again aiming for 6 hours pure writing time, which may be a push this next week.

Also intend to follow up on printing opitions for the book of  Uncle  Ralph's letters, as well as check out indexing possibilities.

Well, folks, that should more than keep me busy.


  1. Looks like you got a lot done, plus should get a lot done this coming week! congrats

  2. Looks to me as if you've had a Full House, with all you've accomplished. Writing, poetry, genealogy; those are pretty good accomplishments, if you ask me. I'm looking forward to reading your poem on Tuesday. Keep up the good work.

    ~ Yaya

  3. Mary,
    Thanks for stopping by and reading --- and blessings as comments are always appreciated. I find the Sunday Synopsis keeps me more focused -- at the very least more aware.

  4. Yaya, I always enjoy your site. Thanks for stopping by and reading my Sunday public airing of my ToDo lists for the past week. Hope you aren't to disappointed in the Tuesday post -- as a poet, there is much lacking as my poet friends kindly remind me.

  5. You are so organized! Have a good trip!

  6. O Dorene, I laughed til tears ran domwn mi face. The results may sound organized-like, but the chaos that ensues is far from organized. O, but how I try for organization that seems always just beyond mi grasp. Thanks for stopping by and reading --- greatly appreciated.

  7. I would be happy if I had been able to accomplish as much in my week as you did in yours. Little things have been distracting me, though....

  8. Greta, thanks for sstopping by and commenting. Unfortunately, something has to give --- in my case, the kitchen floor needs mopping, barely keeping ahead of the dishes, and I still have Christmas decorations stacked waiting to be packed away --- waiting patiently for ??? someone??? Thanks again for stopping by.

  9. Ah, Joan! I've just been catching up here, and when I got to where you said "embarassing to have Sunday Synopsis following one right after another" I had to totally crack up! I know this feeling only too well, having been in the same boat with my "Ruminations" at the end of each month (and have even put the same kind of fix on it, LOL!). But you're right about having to do a little regular review of what you've accomplished... it does help you stay focused, or at least helps you notice whatever you did manage to get done. To me, that seems like a pretty good reason for doing it!

  10. TK, It's good to know I have a kindred spirit here. The "crack ups" just make us love what we do more. Thanks.