Today was my first day for reals working on my fellowship. Dave was in daycare from 9 to 5 (oh how leaving him there all day just killed me!) and I was determined - DETERMINED - to focus on my work.
I made a looooong list of things that I needed to work on. I knew that there was no way that I'd get the whole thing done. I always knew that having more than I had time for would keep from getting off track.
I really only had two goals for today: no google reader and, more importantly, no Facebook. I can actually hear my time being sucked away while I'm on Facebook and I just didn't want to get caught in that while I was trying to focus and be productive.
I am happy to report that I succeeded! No Facebook happened and I got tons of stuff done.
The thing about the beginning of a project like this is that completing every item on your to-do list actually creates more work because as you go through those things they lead to other future tasks. My to-do list is now four times as long as it was when I started this morning and I checked off a TON of stuff in the process.
I also made a point today of spending what time I had with my little man. This one:
I don't think I really spent any more or less concentrated time with him than any other day. Well, maybe a little bit less. But not much. And that's because while we are together all day long I rarely sit down on the floor and just play with him. I help him find toys. I feed him. But I dont sit there and play very much.
But tonight I made a strong effort to play. We read "A to Z" four times (one of those times I made up a song for the words) and put the shapes in the shape ball three times. And more.
All that and I also had time to run 5 miles. That's right.