So, I’m away for the weekend and will only be on the blog in the mornings and evenings. Maybe since it depends on how well I’m sleeping. I’ve found that it’s easier to handle Twitter, Facebook, and email by phone than blogging. So, I’ll get to any comments as soon as I can. All that being said this might be an oddly short post.
Last weekend was my son’s birthday, which went relatively smoothly. His actually birthday was Saturday while the party was Sunday. We made personalized water bottles for all the kids, but were two short, so I went racing around town Saturday morning to find two white water bottles to decorate. This was insanely difficult and it also resulted in my son getting two Lego sets on clearance, me randomly running into my dad at one store, and the search ending only a few blocks from the house thanks to an act of desperation. I was exhausted, but victorious!
The party itself was at the local park where we reserved a picnic area that was near a playground and sprinkler area. I was scared that the latter wouldn’t be up and running in time due to them replacing all the pipes. It was down and the kids had a great time. The pizza was delicious and the cake was awesome (Name covered by request of my wife):
He got a lot of fun toys, a CD that he wanted, some clothes that he needed, and a slew of other things that he loves. In the end, he got 10 Lego sets that we spent the week putting together and I’ll have in a post tomorrow. He got Lego Batman, Lego Star Wars, Lego Superheroes, and DC Superhero Girls, so it was a good variety. My thumbs are still hurting though. Anyway, another reason we spent most of our time doing these sets is because he hurt his leg during the party. Nothing that stopped his fun, but he was complaining that night and it seems he may have strained his calf. Just let him rest since this weekend requires a lot of walking. Thankfully, he was good about drinking water and using a heating pad.
I’d like to say that I got other things done, but that didn’t happen. All I accomplished was editing the first chapter of Derailing Bedlam and starting an initial idea page for one of the superhero books. I’m still leaning towards a short story collection for each volume, but that’s all I’ve got. Not sure about Windemere or Super Earth, how many stories, who to put where, etc. I’ve got no idea what I mean by ‘Rebirther’ in my older idea list. I’ve taken the notebook along in case I get a little time to stare at it. The laptop is coming too in case I can’t sleep since I won’t be getting my sleep apnea device adjusted until Tuesday. Plus side is that I don’t have to take all the stuff along, but that also means I won’t be sleeping well.
This coming week has no Lego sets, but a few doctor appointments. I’ll be running around a lot, so I won’t expect to get much editing done. The dream of having time during the summer has been dashed pretty thoroughly. Good to know for next year and I’ll probably have to use September for editing two books then dive into War of Nytefall: Eradication in October. Maybe I’ll get lucky and be gifted a few afternoons or days where my son wants to rest in the house or somebody wants to take him out for some fun. I’m hoping this happens on the days that I have afternoon doctor appointments since it isn’t fair to him that he gets no fun while I run around. The heat hasn’t helped matters around here, but it’s the summer, so what can you do?
So, the goals for next week?
- Doctor appointments.
- Entertain the kid.
- Continue practicing multiplication tables with the kid.
- Maybe get to a little Derailing Bedlam editing.
- Maybe tinker with the superhero story.
- Set up cover teaser and volunteer post for War of Nytefall: Lost
- Cook dinner a few nights
- Hang out with an old friend next weekend
- Enjoy the trip this weekend
- Figure out another manga to read since the only library with Yu Yu Hakusho is closed for renovations. Naruto or Fairy Tail? Maybe a smaller one?