Goals Summary 2018 – Wk 38

Blogland!

After last night’s adventures, today has been very slow to start. Slept in later than I have the entire trip (traveling really messed with my internal clock), and then a trip to the local supermarket leads us to lunch.

Last Week

  • VACATION!
    • Eat a pretzel every day
      • Pics or it didn’t happen
  • VACATION!
    • Visit at least one castle
      • Pics or it didn’t happen
  • VACATION!
    • Oktoberfest!!!!
      • Pics or it didn’t happen

How’d I do?

  • VACATION!
    • Eat a pretzel every day
      • Pics or it didn’t happen
  • VACATION!
    • Visit at least one castle
      • Pics or it didn’t happen
        • Have not yet visited Neuschwanstein Castle, but just booked the tour for Thursday!
  • VACATION!
    • Oktoberfest!!!!
      • Pics or it didn’t happen

We also took a bus tour up to Kehlsteinhaus, aka Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria. It was the single most beautiful place I have ever been, and it felt like being on top of the world. What’s even better, I had a beer there!

So yeah. Vacation has been a wild success so far. We’re still here for a few more days, but we’re both wearing down and almost ready to be home. I miss my bed, my stuff, and most of all, my dog. Thank goodness for my best friend who is watching Simon for us; she keeps sending me pictures and I love them!

Just a few more days of adventure in Bavaria and then it’s back on a plane and up, up, and away, back to the Pacific Northwest.

So, What’s Next?

  • VACATION
    • Neuschwanstein Castle
      • Pics or it didn’t happen!

There isn’t really much else to accomplish this week. We’re going back to Oktoberfest tonight, though I highly doubt it will be half so rambunctious as yesterday’s visit, and we have a dinner date with my best friend’s brother, who is basically my baby brother. We’re looking into visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp tomorrow, but aren’t quite sure just yet. And then Thursday is the castle tour day, then Friday we’re keeping things close to the apartment so we can prep for our travel day on Saturday.

And then it’ll be over. A whirlwind 10 days in Bavaria. A dream vacation for my husband and a damn good time for me.

As you can imagine, I’m not doing any reading while we’re here. I’m too busy taking in the sights and talking to the wonderful people we meet. But I’ll be back to the usual programming next week.

Until then, Bloggos,

 

BZ

Goals Summary 2018 – Wk 37

Bloggos,

It’s late. I should be sleeping. But tomorrow’s the big travel day and there’s just too much to think about, too many variables, and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. So, here I am, doing the one thing that tends to turn off all the superfluous thoughts.

Last Week

  • Publish two blog posts
  • Finish reading Borne and The Strange Birdthe strange bird
  • Finish chapter 7 of Sanctuary

How’d I Do?

  • Publish two blog posts
    • Yep.
  • Finish reading Borne and The Strange Bird
    • Yep. Reviews for both are up now.
  • Finish chapter 7 of Sanctuary
    • Nope. Not even a little bit. Not even at all.

Weekly Word Count: 0

I think that’s a first. Zero words this week. I’m sure it’s happened before, but I didn’t write the goals summary to prove it. But, I’m not mad. This is my month to unwind and get a blank slate prepared for NaNoWriMo.

That was the official list, the work I wanted to focus on as the vacation drew ever nearer. But the unofficial list was much bigger. I won’t get into the details again, however I do honestly believe we’re as ready as we can be for such a big trip. I’m wound tight right now, but as soon as we’re on the plane it’s out of my hands and I can finally relax.

I just have to get through tonight.

What’s Next?

  • VACATION!
    • Eat a pretzel every day
      • Pics or it didn’t happen
  • VACATION!
    • Visit at least one castle
      • Pics or it didn’t happen
  • VACATION!
    • Oktoberfest!!!!
      • Pics or it didn’t happen

mechanical

You get the idea. I am still reading The Mechanical. It’s slow so far, the language is very dense and my attention wanders frequently. I’m hoping hours on an airplane will help me get through it.

I make no promises about posting next week. We’re away until the 29th, and while I’ll have the laptop in tow, I don’t want to promise any posts until we’re back. I might squeak out time to do a mid-trip update, but if I do it’s a bonus.

Regardless, it’s back to work on October 1st, so you’ll find me here, gushing all about our trip.

Until then, Blogland,

 

BZ