Goal Post: A Week Where Things Happened

Ever have a week that is busy, but you can’t really put words to the whole thing?  I know a lot happened over the last week.  Can’t categorize it and having trouble sorting it because I was running full tilt.  So, I’m going to try my best here and hope people enjoy the journey that will be vague in a few parts.

I’m going to start with my day job, which has been busy.  Gearing up for the end of the year and there were a lot of events.  As busy as the week was, I really had a lot of fun with a few things.  Again, I can’t talk much about this because it isn’t only me involved.  Finding that I enjoy having days where I get home and talk about positive stuff.  Going out with people after work is fun too.  I’m developing a non-Internet social life.  The job has definitely been good for me even though I can’t write as much as I used to.  I’m working on getting used to outlining during lunch and free periods though.

Phasing into the writing side of stuff, I didn’t get as much done as I wanted because my afternoons and evenings were exhausting.  I had a lot of trouble focusing for some . . . Did I forget the laundry?  Be right back . . . That’s pretty much what it’s been like.  My best shot at making progress was last weekend and I only got stuff done on Saturday.  That was with a lot of phone calls, requests, and a morning of watching what the munchkin has accomplished in gymnastics and robotics (more later).  Sunday was struck down by the life event rearing up.  It resulted in me having to go through my 12 book comic collection to pull stuff.  There was a lot of emotion in looking through that and carrying the heavy boxes up two flights of stairs might have contributed to my back pain.  That didn’t help either when it struck full force on Thursday morning.  It becomes a mild discomfort within an hour, but it’s hard to write when you’re feeling like this.  No idea how to make it go away quickly either.

I got off-topic there, but I only accomplished 1.5 chapters last weekend and it’ll be less this time.  I can finish the one chapter and maybe get into the next one.  I’m at a point where I need 5-7 days to get it done.  My goal is to complete War of Nytefall: Eradication by the middle of June and that’s not looking possible.  So, I’ll be happy with getting most done and only having to get the final chapter done while I’m getting into the summer job.  I won’t be around much in July and August outside of nights and weekends.  Not allowed to use my phone outside of designated times.  Not like I’m going to be losing any sales since nothing is moving.  This means I can focus more on the special project that I might announce along with a few other future ideas.  This won’t be until next Sunday, which is also when I’m seeing ‘Detective Pikachu’.

I will admit that I was also distracted by two things.  Three if you count what I did last night.  First, it was the debut of ‘Lucifer’ Season 4 on Netflix, so I was trying to watch as much as I could.  Didn’t have the time to binge and I wanted to savor the fun.  Only made it through 4 episodes because my nights were booked.  Took some time to work on my puzzle as well, which is reaching the point where I have mostly all black pieces.  That’s going to be the hardest part, which is why it’s the second distraction.  I kind of lose track of time there.  Finally, I went to a small Magic: The Gathering Tournament last night.  I’ve never played before and had no idea what I was doing, but a friend invited me.  Lost every match and was only trying to get at least one hit in.  It was fun and I hope to do it again when I can.  Might not be for a while since it’s Friday nights and the next few for me are going to be busy.

Now, on to the munchkin’s victories.  He had his gymnastics show and did great.  The paper at the end said he could go into the advanced classes when they start up again.  He also promised to return to his robotics class next time.  They ended with a sumo wrestling type of competition between their robots.  My son and his partner made one that had a wall in the front, which was a good strategy.  They weren’t the strongest, so they had trouble with many of the matches.  It wasn’t until the battle royale at the end that they won and were very excited about it.  This was a nice way to start my Saturday and it was great seeing him so happy.  The robotics also means I can show him this coding program I was shown in school.  Maybe it will help him.

This week doesn’t have a lot planned before the weekend.  It’s work and appointments as usual.  Then a birthday party, communion, Detective Pikachu, and another birthday celebration.  I’m only going to focus on the June blog posts and maybe start a topic list for July during the nights.  Feel free to give suggestions if you wish.  This way, I’m not trying to force my writing.  I can possibly get some stuff done during other nights once I get a few things settled.  The end of the month will prove to be interesting.  Can’t say any more than that.

Goals for the week?

  1. Work, son, and sleep take priority.
  2. Writing
  3. June blog posts
  4. Watch more ‘Lucifer’
  5. Read more ‘Naruto’
  6. Get over the lower back pain with minimal whimpering.
  7. Really need to finish that laundry
  8. Watch the series finale of ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
  9. Eat more fruit and veggies.
  10. Vacuuming!

(Leave this bad pun from Season 4.)

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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11 Responses to Goal Post: A Week Where Things Happened

  1. Your son’s victories are sweet. So heartwarming to see the little ones get positive results. Wishing you a good week. 😁

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  2. Awesome about your son’s victories! It’s great to see so many positive things happening in your week. I know it wasn’t all great – speaking of which, sorry about your back – but there were a lot of good things, which is nice to see.

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  3. There is something to be said for getting out and having a nice evening or two.

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  4. Since you really like Lucifer, maybe a blog post on why we are attracted to “bad boys?”

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  5. L. Marie says:

    Yay for your son and for you! Sorry about the back pain, which hampered her writing time. Glad, however, that you enjoyed the tournament. What did you think of Detective Pikachu? (I saw it on Saturday.)

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