Behind the Scenes

by lora on June 23, 2010

Many things have been going on behind the scenes around here, and my simple life hasn’t been so simple as of late. I have several projects on which I am working, and I am finding to be quite exciting. I’ll share about them a little later in the post.

On the home-front things have been chugging on along. The girls’ asthma seems worse this summer than it has in the past. I’m not a meteorologist, but I believe it had something to do with the hard winter. Lindsay’s pregnancy is progressing well. She is still having some nausea, but it seems to be abating somewhat. We have 213 days left, but who’s counting? Gene’s job has changed somewhat. He was over the gas chromatograph assembly for his company, and he has recently added working in the lab as well as doing more installations to his responsibilities. His new responsibilities will require him to travel more, though right now we are unsure how much.

Planning has been a high priority lately. I am trying to use my time more efficiently and have been making plans as to how to do so. In this planning phase I have also been evaluating my websites, looking at ways I may want to improve them. I am also working on a schedule for my writing. I had really never thought about looking forward and planning my writing several posts in advance (I know, it is so obvious, but somehow I missed that), but now that I’m looking into it, I think the planning will help me be more productive.

I have also been studying on several topics including writing, blogging and blog development in the last month. I have found a couple of really great sites that have superb content. They have more information than I could possibly absorb. The first one is Problogger and the second is Copyblogger.

Writing has been taking up a great deal of time as well. I know you haven’t seen it here, but it has been going on behind the scenes. I am working on two e-books, which I hope to have finished in the next six weeks, and I wrote an article for Raising Homemakers earlier this week.

All that I have been working on is helping me move into to a direction about which I am very excited. I am working toward the launch of a new website in early August. The purpose of the site will be to encourage homeschooling families. My vision is to have a place that is welcoming and makes you want to grab a cup of tea and stay for a visit. It will have “How-to” articles, resources and a blog where I will write on topics such as setting family goals and family life.

As you can see, while things on my blog may not have been hopping as of late, life has been. Do you have any great planning ideas? If so please share them.

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