First, I look seltzer with ice. Soda in general, but I really love having a cup of flavored seltzer with ice. I don’t know why it tastes so good and I guzzle it down in a state of yummy bliss. Okay, I just had to say this since it’s what I’m drinking now. It’s Polar Strawberry Lemondae flavored. Trying not to blast through the Starfruit Lemonade flavor since I only have one box of those. Hmmm, I guess I wasn’t quite down with the topic this time.
Guess I don’t really have much to report since this week was going back to work/school after Winter Break. It was mostly getting back into the schedule, which wasn’t as easy as I thought. Not because of anything happening at school. The temperature dropped into the 20’s on Monday and that’s when my itching came back. Yeah, I’ve definitely got an ‘allergy’ that’s connected to temperature. I thought it was stress, but I think it was mostly my body temp going up. This meant I was taking Benadryl at night and just conking out without much of a fight. Not the best type of sleep. I also did the ‘genius’ manuever of taking half a dose of Benadryl in the morning when I woke up itchy. Trying to stay awake for the first half of the day was a struggle and I felt rather embarrassed. Hopefully that’s done since I took a 24-hour antihistamine today and I’ve been fine. Think I finally found a solution and I only really need it when it’s in the mid-30’s and lower.
You can tell this is going to be a rather lame and odd post. The truth is that I didn’t get to do any writing beyond two blog posts. Part of it was the allergy and another part was that I was just tired. I also got hooked on this:
At the writing of this post, I’ve only finished through episode 6 because I binged the first 4 last Sunday afternoon. Then, I would only watch episodes when I was comfortable and had no distractions. It’s got more drama and angst than I expected, but the action, comedy, and characters are great. The story is pretty good too. Makes me want to hunt down the graphic novel. I have realized that it isn’t the easiest series to explain because it involves time travel, superheroes, vigilantism, sibling rivalry, speaking to the dead, talking chimpanzees, donuts, and the end of the world. I’d give it a few episodes to see if you really like it. There were a few that felt rather slow, but I enjoyed getting to know the characters enough to ignore that. Not sure why, but Klaus became my favorite. I think I just needed to laugh and he had some pretty funny scenes in the beginning. Then, an event happened and he became amazingly, realisticly human.
Now, this weekend is going to be a little laidback and then busy. I’m going to finish chapter 5 of War of Nytefall: Eradication today (edit: already seeing issues here), but probably won’t be able to tackle chapter 6 until next weekend. The reason is because I’m taking my son to an autism friendly showing of ‘Aladdin’ on Broadway. It’ll be his first Broadway show and my second because I’m not big into theater. ‘Aladdin’ appeals to me because it’s a story that I like and grew up with. My son liked the movie and is excited. That’s the big event for the weekend and maybe the month.
It’s another 6.5 weeks before I get another break, so I’ll probably be preparing more blog posts for April and May. Still hoping to release War of Nytefall: Rivalry in April, but I’m juggling a lot. I really need to write those blurbs and I’m aiming to have those ready for a public showing next Sunday. The cover art is coming along and the editing is done to the best of my ability. Had one person look it over and added all their edits, so fingers are crossed here. Life has just been so busy and I know many have told me to not even try to release a book, but I need that last piece of normalcy. To do this is a sign that I can continue writing even if it’s at a slower pace. I took extra time editing this book to make sure I’m not letting the stress cause trouble. Book 4 might be a little tougher since I’m writing that when I’m still a little off, but it’s helping me recover. The slower pace is a benefit here because I only write when I feel mentally ready. Some day, I’ll master all the balancing, but I’m getting there. I’ve already decided that the summer is going to be primarily preparing blog posts and tinkering with another Ichabod Brooks collection, which might take more than a year to put together.
For a week where I didn’t do much, I sure had a lot to say. What are the goals?
- Drink more yummy seltzer.
- Work hard and sleep harder.
- Finish chapter 5 of War of Nytefall: Eradication.
- Do at least 6 April blog posts.
- Write more next weekend.
- Finish watching ‘Umbrella Academy’.