Last weekend was relaxing for the most part, but it’s really where our quick story begins. I had a lot on my plate this week. My son had two tests, a big project, and his continuing food issues. We had a better week on that last one and he did great with the other two, but it was tons of work. I think I really earned my parental stripes and my parents earned their grandparent stripes too. It was a big team effort to help with all of this since it was more work than we expected. This is what happens when you have a short break and don’t have long before the next one. Just happy to make it through.
Work wasn’t any better . . . All I can say is that I juggled a bunch and did pretty good. It did feel like every day was crazier than the last. Next week might not be any different, but at least my son doesn’t have any big tests or projects.
Huh . . . That’s really all I did. I worked and parented until I collapsed on the bed. Some nights I got some puzzle time in, but my mind was too shot for writing. Do I Need to Use a Dragon? will get a little attention as the week progresses. I think it’ll take a few months to get this done though. I’m too exhausted during the week to really compose my thoughts. Can’t even touch outlines, which is ridiculous. Simply too tired. Then again, it is that time of year.
I noticed that my creativity is still active, but my energy and urge to work is really low during the winter. Partially seasonal depression, but I don’t operate too well in the cold either. I get drowsy very quickly. Either it’s so cold that I start falling asleep or I bundle up to the point where the warmth consumes my energy. I get some done on weekends when I have time to ease into the day and direct all of my time to writing, but it isn’t as good as in the warmer months. Even this post is a slight challenge thanks to the combo of cold weather and a long day. At best, I can set up blog posts for the future and clear more time down the road. Not a bad thing. Maybe I should find a way to become better at all of this since I still have 54 sections to go. They’ve been clocking in at 3-4 pages each, which I hope is good for what I’m doing.
This weekend I have my son, so we’re going to be spending as much time together as we can. Bad weather today means a lot of indoor fun. I might work on an outline while he plays this chemistry game he loves now. I really want to get ‘Ruins of the Zodiac Gods’ done in terms of outline before I tackle the next big project. We’ll see what happens. It could just be some work at night while ‘Yu Yu Hakusho’ plays. I took a break after 3 seasons of ‘Schitts Creek’ to jump back to this one. I noticed that I wasn’t paying full attention to the latter like I should have. With YYH, I’ve watched most of it before and read the full manga. I can afford to have it as semi-background noise, especially since the Dark Tournament is done.
A great, amazing friend sent me a fun present to go along with a birthday one:
The front one is Sparkle Toots and his Taco friend. The one in the back is Shadow Toots and his Spicy Taco friend. All of them talk when you squeeze them. The unicorns make farting noises too. I have them sitting atop my DVD rack. Obviously, Shadow Toots (the birthday present) is the evil one. My son thinks these are his though.
Not much else to talk about. I’ve been in a funk for a few months, so it’s difficult to find things to ramble about. The urge to curl up and hide from the world is pretty strong, but I have responsibilities. Those lead to events and people that remind me why it’s worth rolling out of bed. Hard to do that since it’s so cold and I have a weighted blanket that saps my strength. Sooooo warm.
Goals for the week:
- Working and parenting.
- Get some work done on Do I Need to Use a Dragon?
- Buckle down to use some free time for outlining.
- Buy a new toilet to avoid cleaning the current one.
- Dentist at some point to fix this chipped tooth.
- Watch more shows.