I have the next three days off, with today being the MLK (Martin Luther King Jr.) holiday. Then Wednesday being the Inauguration, I decided to take Tuesday off too to have a five day weekend.
So I plan to use the three days like a workday and spending eight hours doing things for my projects and learning. It might be broken up more than a workday, but that’s fine.
I plan to spend an hour or two watching and taking notes of Penn and Teller’s Masterclass “Penn & Teller Teach the Art of Magic”.
I’m not necessarily watching Penn and Teller to learn magic, but to learn about storytelling and presentation. If I learn a magic trick or two in the process, all the better.
In the evening, there will be some watching of YouTube videos. The subjects I want to learn more about are cooking/baking, farming/gardening, tiny houses, etc.
I will finish reading Heydon Pickering’s “Inclusive Components – Accessible Web Interfaces, Piece by Piece”. I need to go back to his other book and Adam Silver’s book to work through the examples a bit more. Below are the other two other books I’m referring to.
Form Design Patterns – A Practical Guide to Designing and Coding simple and Inclusive Forms for the Web by Adam Silver
Inclusive Design Patterns – Coding Accessibility Into Web Design by Heydon Pickering
My next book to start reading is “Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything” by BJ Fogg.
I need to start outlining a few more blog posts and maybe even start the first draft.
My more significant issue is figuring out the best way to link to all the books I read last year. I don’t want to link to Amazon. But I know money is tight for some, so the lower prices and free shipping with having Amazon Prime will help. If I would I need to figure out a code for an organization/charity, I would like the earned money would help them. So need to figure that out before posting that post.
More research is needed. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
Odds and Ends
Other things that need to get done over the three days are:
- Sending out some bills
- Daily walks
- Cleaning the house, especially the kitchen, to make room for new spices and other utensils
I might even start some sorting or items that I no longer use to donate them or get rid of them. I know where I want to donate all the clothes and the like, to Martha’s Table in DC.
Someone from the DC Code and Coffee group mentioned they are willing to come to Northern Virginia to pick things up with their car. Since they live near Martha’s Table, it wouldn’t be hard to drop them off for me.
Lots to Do But Not Enough Time
That’s a lot to get done while also relaxing some, but at least I have a game plan. If I don’t start on things, I won’t get any of it started or any of it done. Here’s to slow and steady work at the list above.
Any suggestions to help with any of this, please leave a comment.