Goal Post . . . Was This a Week or a Month?

I really can’t remember much of what happened prior to Thursday.  I know stuff did occur and a lot of things were moved from mine and my son’s room.  It’s still 1.5 weeks until the floors get worked on and I’m left without a room to call my own.  Learned that even my bed is being moved out, so that’s something new.  The roughest parts of this are going to be the first two days since I have to work too, which means I’ll be crawling in minimal sleep.  I snore and the pull out bed isn’t really comfortable.  Maybe thinking about this so much is why I don’t remember much of the week.

Another issue is that I didn’t do any writing.  Managed to do a few April blog posts, but most of my time was spent getting things ready and finishing up a puzzle.  It’s the last of the Ocean Life set, which I’ll be posting tomorrow.  I needed to get it done because I had to pack up the table and everything else before the work is done.  This means that I don’t have puzzles, books, or DVD’s in my room.  Nights are going to get really boring fast since there isn’t anything on TV either.  My hope is to get a lot of the April/May posts done, which clears a lot of time in March to do writing.  Won’t be much, but it could be enough to bring War of Nytefall: Ravenous to completion. By the way, I’m still hoping to release War of Nytefall: Eradication by the end of February.  Hope I’ve got all the volunteers written down.

Gearing up for Super Bowl this weekend, which is going to be the annual party.  Got a lot of guests coming this time including my son’s godfather and one of my best friends showing up later today.  Been a while since we hung out and even longer since he spent time with his godson.  A challenge at Super Smash Bros has already been issued.  It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’m curious about the game too.  Might leave me with a rough Monday, but I’ll survive somehow.  Pretty sure a lot of people are going to be out that day, so I’ll need to be on top of my game to some extent.  Good thing I’m eating a healthier lunch of fruits . . . I’d say if it went smoothly.

Here’s where the big part of my attention went.  I repeatedly had a lunch of grapes, strawberries, a pear, and this sugar free/caffeine free/high protein/coconut-based coffee drink that tastes good.  It helped me get through the days, but was kind of boring and my hunger caught up with me on Wednesday.  Plus side, I didn’t take more than a cupcake and a slice of pie from the dessert day.  Still, I realized that I needed more substantial because I’m on my feet and walking around almost constantly.  Otherwise, I’m gorging myself at home and I’m not able to exercise for now.  More on that later.  My plan is going to change to doing the drink and getting a small panini that they make at school.  I usually get a deli-sliced buffalo chicken with mustard and pickles, but the things aren’t that big at all.  Going to avoid the cheese stick and chocolate milk, which is why I’ll stick to the zero sugar coffee-like thing.  Lunch is really the big challenge and I’ll be watching how much I eat in general.

This brings me to exercise, which is repeatedly an epic failure.  I can’t do 15 minutes of biking in the morning because I’m too busy getting breakfast and lunch ready for my son or trying to get a little extra sleep for the day.  I can’t do it when I get home from work because I only have 40 minutes before my son gets back and that’s only if I leave as soon as the bell rings.  That usually doesn’t happen and I need the shower too.  Finally, I can’t do it at night because I’m already drained and the nighttime phone call with my son is inconsistent.  I could get it in the middle of biking and it’s hard to do it when I know my ex-wife is listening in.  So, this leaves me with only on option:

Once the work on my room is done and I get my space back, I’m going to get rid of the old stationary bike and find a collapsible one.  I’ll do 30 minutes on Saturday and another 30 on Sunday, so it’ll be weekend workouts.  Weekday mornings, I’ll try to do 10 minutes of 10 pound free weights while watching the news.  Found the ones I borrowed long ago and I plan on not losing them again.  This won’t really kick in until after Winter Break, which means I have time to adjust.  Mornings are going to be tough because it’s freezing and that’s draining, especially when I lose the carpeted floor.  With any luck, I can maintain this and not run into a problem with finding time.

Wish I had more to talk about, but it was one of those weeks.  The things I can remember involved the ex-wife or stuff at school that I shouldn’t share.  There’s a medical thing with my son that is more annoying than harmful.  That’s really it.  So . . . Hope everyone enjoys the week.

Goals of the week:

  1. April and May blog posts.
  2. Move more stuff out of rooms.
  3. Plan more for fantasy tip book.
  4. Research folding stationary bikes.
  5. Work.
  6. Read more Ranma 1/2.
  7. Get extra sleep if possible.
  8. Enjoy the Super Bowl.
  9. Write some of Ravenous if possible.  Won’t hold my breath.

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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22 Responses to Goal Post . . . Was This a Week or a Month?

  1. C.E.Robinson says:

    Charles, there’s a lot going on for you. Love that Queen song, and the movie was superb. That’s a great idea, the collapsible exercise bike. Never thought of that. Enjoy the Super Bowl game and the party with your friends. A highlight to remember in your too busy work & family life. 📚🎶 Christine


    • I hope I can find the bike. Only brand in the area is at a Walmart and there’s no display that I can test out. It’ll be on the back burner though. This is the week where I finish packing up my stuff. Going to get bored very quickly once my tv is temporarily put in public. Won’t be able to watch anything unless I want rapid fire questions or constant side comments from everyone else.

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  2. Hope you have a good weekend and enjoy the party.


  3. Have a great party, Charles. The folding bike sounds like a good idea, Hope next week is a good one.


  4. Hope the party weekend is going well. The folding bike and switching up your exercise routine sounds like a good idea, and I hope it works for you. Good luck with the coming week.


    • Party should go smoothly, but it’s gotten big. I really hope that routine helps too. As it stands, I’m not doing too hot and certain people keep setting off my depression/anxiety. This leads to me snacking and eating big portions because I’m no longer caring about it. Really not looking forward to having 5-7 days of absolutely no privacy. That’s going to be emotionally brutal.


  5. V.M.Sang says:

    You are really good, getting your blog posts so far ahead. I think I’ve done well if I’m 2 or 3 weeks ahead!


  6. L. Marie says:

    Hope you have a great Super Bowl party! I’ve been invited to one so yay!


  7. During your forced idleness, maybe catch up on a book or two?


  8. Good luck with everything, Charles. Hope everything moves quickly for you.


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